The Boileroom, Guildford.


This event is for 16 and over - No refunds will be issued for under 16s.

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Taking the mundane spirit of their name as a manifesto, Crystal Palace based two
piece JOHN (both members aptly named John) offer a deadpan approach that has
become the recognisable trait of their live performance, with an almost mechanical
solidity rare for only two bodies. Alongside the tight rhythmic synchronisation of
guitar and drums, introspective lyrics suggest that literature and spoken word are just
as important influences as the Punk, Noise and Rock genres they might comfortably
fit into. This balance between content and volume has lead them on to stages with
bands such IDLES, Mclusky and METZ, as well gathering support from BBC
6Music’s Steve Lamacq and Seattle’s KEXP. If you were in need of anymore
persuasion, 2017’s debut God Speed In The National Limit sets the tone, with 2019’s
Out Here On The Fringes cementing their reputation as a unique live force.

‘In this post-truth world where alternative facts get squeezed out via the distorted
prism of social media, the simplicity of a band like JOHN makes for a refreshing
tonic’ Loud and Quiet

‘Irresistibly catchy...big and loud and angry and great!’ - Simon Pegg, BBC 6Music

‘Explosive track 'Balfron' is akin to the rest of their LP God Speed In The National
Limit. A raw pummel of drums and guitars’ - Kevin Cole, KEXP