With a sound that is distinctly Merseyside, it’s no surprise that The Jjohns have drawn comparisons to other Liverpool luminaries The Beatles, The Coral and The La’s. The new signings to Modern Sky UK today release their first single on the label, Sewn. Inspired by a Fleetwood Mac listening binge while the band were out on a tour of the Netherlands last year, Sewn combines chugging guitars, irresistible harmonies and vocal hooks that are all delivered with a trademark Scouse tone.
Recorded in Merseyside at the legendary Sugarhouse in St Helens, Sewn was produced in-house by Ady Hall and Lee McCarthy. Frontman Dom Dunning says of the track;
“Writing “Sewn” was motivated by our band’s trip to Eindhoven last year, we had the Fleetwood Mac greatest hits on loop and a song that Mik [Dom’s brother & guitarist] showed me instantly hit me, I felt great… I always write in the notion of trying to create my own version of a particular song or melody and that was the case with “Sewn”. We got home from the trip and straight away me and Mik picked up the guitars and the magic happened. I always had the hook lines “you got me bad, got me Sewn girl” for a while and managed to fit it into the end of that song.”
Comprising the three Dunning brothers in Dom on lead vocals and guitar, Mik on backing vocals and guitar, and Bernie on bass, as well as, their friend Sam Burkett on drums, the foursome make melodic guitar pop thats both infectious and timeless. Coming out of Liverpool’s Walton area, Dom says the band want to create music that’s “Harmonic, homegrown, but most importantly – a band who write inspiring melodies singing about, what we know, where we live, and who we love.”
After a host of support slots with the likes of Circa Waves, Trampolene, Paris Youth Foundation and Jordan Allen, the band have earned a reputation for live sets that are both blistering and unpredictable. As with most family bands, the sibling rivalry often boils over into their performance with The Pentatonic remarking that “The Dunnings are one drunken onstage barney away from being iconic”.
Sewn is out now on Modern Sky UK Records
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