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John Murry

The Stars Are God's Bullet Holes

    John Murry’s third album is starlit and wondrous, like being wrapped in the softest black velvet. It’s an album of startling imagery and insinuating melodies, of cold moonlight and searing heat. It’s a record that penetrates to the very heart of you, searing with its burning honesty, its unsparing intimacy and its twisted beauty.

    ‘The Stars Are God’s Bullet Holes’ is not an album for an ordinary world, because it’s not an ordinary album. It’s an album to dive deep into and submerge yourself in, and to emerge from aware that this world is a remarkable place, and that John Murry is a remarkable artist.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: There's a palpable sense of rock and roll groove on this one from Murry, with the fuzzy bass and power-chord riffs being wonderfully offset with surprisingly light vocal accompaniments from the backing singers. Dynamically intricate but surprisingly simple audio constructions perfectly displaying Murry's unmatched songcraft.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Oscar Wilde (Came Here To Make Fun Of You)
    2. Perfume & Decay
    3. The Stars Are God's Bullet Holes
    4. Di Kreutser Sonata
    5. I Refuse To Believe (You Could Love Me)
    6. Ones + Zeros
    7. Time & A Rifle
    8. Ordinary World
    9. 1(1)1
    10. Yer Little Black Book

    She Drew The Gun

    Behave Myself

      The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Revolution Of Mind, which was named among BBC 6 Music’s Albums Of The Year, is produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, The Fall, The Kills, Working Men’s Club). 

      Under the moniker She Drew The Gun, songwriter Louisa Roach began by playing solo gigs around Liverpool, she quickly caught the attention of The Coral’s James Skelly who she began working with at Skeleton Key Records, recruiting band members along the way. At first glance Roach’s fuzzy psych-pop may suggest that the Wirral born songwriter is another ‘Cosmic Scouser’ but then you’re drawn into the spirit of rebellion, songs that rally against injustice and food banks and celebrate outsiderdom.

      Roach was late to music, releasing her first LP ‘Memories of the future’ after a decade of motherhood and studying at college. The second LP ‘ Revolution of Mind’, released October 2018, again produced by James Skelly, continued the fine work laid out on her 2016 debut. Announced in the top 10 albums of 2018 by BBCRadio6 Music, the record was one of the runaway indie successes of the year. In 2019 the band completed a sold out UK tour and played a string of UK festivals including main stage performances at Glastonbury and Blue Dot among others. In 2020 the band played virtual gigs to help raise money for Greenpeace and the Music Venue Trust among others and look forward to a proper return to live music.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Laura says: Once again Louisa Roach absolutely nails it with her astute songwriting. Title track 'Behave Myself' is the perfect anthem for these times - a feisty, groove-laden pop song with a killer chorus.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Origin Song
      2. Next On The List
      3. Behave Myself
      4. Diamonds In Our Eyes
      5. Cut Me Down
      6. Class War
      7. Innerspeak
      8. Panopticon
      9. All Roads To Nowhere
      10. Roses Tale


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