Daydream Johnny.

26 06 2012

“Don’t wait for me, I’ll let you down.”

 

I think the older I get, the less attention I posses. I don’t know, maybe I find it hard to care for things that aren’t dear to me. That sounds arrogant, and I don’t mean it like that at all. I guess because I spent so long caring- I just sort of..stopped. Unless I’m just a massive dickhead, that could be it too. It’s tough to keep being good when it gets launched back in your face, but you carry on anyway. The alternative isn’t so pretty. That’s why music is my solid. The one true love of my life, maybe the only thing I know how to love and will ever love. You don’t get rejection, you don’t get told you are wrong. You get all you need to carry on, what more do you need? It depends on what kind of person you are I suppose. Why cling on when you can let go? This is why I love garage rock kinds of band the most. They have this vulnerability and hopelessness you don’t get anywhere else. You truly connect. I’ve found a fine garage rock kind of band. It made this Tuesday less dull and grim.

Daydream Johnny come from..well, I don’t know where they come from. It doesn’t matter at all. What matters is how awesome they are, and that they really are. Listening to their songs, you get this “Ahh well fuck it. It doesn’t matter much” feeling take over. When a band can make you realise nothing means much, you get this weird bout of courage. I don’t know how or why it happens; but it does. If I had the answers, I probably wouldn’t bother. The things we don’t know, well we will never know. So don#’t beat yourself up trying to find out. Silence is golden, and apples are good for you. Life lessons. I don’t know.

Daydream Johnny are good chums with TEENS, another band that I have so much love for. These bands- you really need them in your life. You’re Sitting Pretty is possibly my favourite track so far. I dig the lyrics a lot. I love the build up to the chorus. Sometimes you cannot explain why you really like a band, you just do. Some bands I can sort of get the words out, some bands I can’t. Your love for them takes over. I hope with all my heart Daydream Johnny get the recognition and respect they truly deserve.

They have essence of lo-fi 60s vibe to a punk stance- they merge everything I love about music into short songs that make you want to sing along in a dirty, dark bar. Sweating with strangers and whiskey being thrown about. To me, that’s my idea of a good time.

Daydream Johnny have a basement band vibe that I adore. I love bands that make you feel as if it is just you watching them rehearse. They’re captivating, ridiculously talented and play with passion. If I had the money, I’d go see them in the States or I’d fly them to the UK. As I can hardly afford to get the bus, I’ll just love them from a distance for now.

You can check out their sounds right here : http://ddjohnny.bandcamp.com/album/daydream-johnny

Play it loud, share it with your chums and let them become your favourite new band.


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