13 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jonny is an underground indie-pop supergroup featuring Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’s Euros Childs. Naturally, a combination like this ensures earnest and indelible pop tunes with vocals and harmonies that reach back to the ‘60s for their prime influences. A track as childlike and joyous as “Candyfloss” is reminiscent of everything from the Beau Brummels to the Partridge Family. The majority of tracks are kept beneath three-and-a half minutes. The nearly eleven-minute “Cave Dance” is the one major exception. It begins as a Crosby, Stills & Nash harmony piece (or should we say the Move?) that jumps around like an ebullient piece of bubblegum, switching into a slowly modulating drone. But the group’s primary approach is to play simple folk-pop tunes such as “I Want to Be Around,” “I’ll Make Her My Best Friend” and “Circling the Sun” that make the day sound like sunshine no matter what else might occur.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jonny is an underground indie-pop supergroup featuring Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’s Euros Childs. Naturally, a combination like this ensures earnest and indelible pop tunes with vocals and harmonies that reach back to the ‘60s for their prime influences. A track as childlike and joyous as “Candyfloss” is reminiscent of everything from the Beau Brummels to the Partridge Family. The majority of tracks are kept beneath three-and-a half minutes. The nearly eleven-minute “Cave Dance” is the one major exception. It begins as a Crosby, Stills & Nash harmony piece (or should we say the Move?) that jumps around like an ebullient piece of bubblegum, switching into a slowly modulating drone. But the group’s primary approach is to play simple folk-pop tunes such as “I Want to Be Around,” “I’ll Make Her My Best Friend” and “Circling the Sun” that make the day sound like sunshine no matter what else might occur.

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About Jonny

Melodic pop duo Jonny feature the talents of Teenage Fanclub guitarist/vocalist Norman Blake and former Gorky's Zygotic Mynci guitarist/vocalist Euros Childs, whose musical kinship stretches back to a Teenage Fanclub/Gorky's tour in 1997. Blake also contributed vocals and guitar to the 2001 Gorky's album How I Long to Feel That Summer in My Heart. In 2006, Blake and Childs re-teamed for an EP and played a few live shows that led to more songwriting. Jonny released their full-length self-titled debut album in early 2011. ~ Matt Collar

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