Track Of The Day – Johnny Aries – ‘This Grave Is My Bed Tonight.’


“Danger’s my middle name” well actually it was his last name…In a former life Drums guitarist Johnny Aries was once known as Johnny Danger, frontman songwriter and guitarist with critically acclaimed surf rockers Two Wounded Birds.  Since the band split Johnny briefly moonlighted with Swim Deep before moving from Margate to NYC to join The Drums live set up full time.  However, all this musical activity hasn’t stopped him writing his debut album ‘Unbloomed‘ which is set for release on August 26th via French Kiss records.

Having already covered Smiths classic (‘Back To The Old House’) for French Kiss compilation ‘Under The Covers’, there’s certainly an air of Mancunian influenced heartache on Johnny’s debut solo track “This Grave Is My Bed Tonight.”  Replete with echoing jangling guitar work and yearning lyrics that seem to centre around discovering your place in the world, it does conjure up visions of Roy Orbison fronting The Smiths. It’s top notch melancholic guitar pop from a chap who certainly knows how to write a tune.

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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