Johnsonville City Nights – Johnsonville City Nights

  • September 30, 2012

British band Johnsonville City Nights bring out the authentic sounds of American alt-country over the course of seven spectacular tracks on their eponymous debut. The six-piece – Finn Johansson (guitar, vocals, percussion, organ, mandolin, harmonica), Abe Hollingsworth (drums), Neenah Dekkers (vocals), Te Aihe Butler (bass, vocals), Liam McClurg (guitar, vocals, guit-jo) and Michael Costello (trumpet) – play solid alt-country and rockabilly tunes notable for their searing yet hazy guitars, tight harmonies, and rock and roll attitude. Standouts from this release, which is available both on their Death and Weirdness label as well as their bandcamp page, include “Temporary Reprieve”, “I Don’t Know How To Let You Down”, and “Strange But Not A Stranger.” This is album is one of my recent favorites and on repeat on my current playlist. – Written by SMarx



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