After releasing his debut solo album, Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds, Johnny Lloyd plays Brighton’s Hope & Ruin on Weds 2 Oct 2019.

Johnny Lloyd heads to Hope & Ruin

With a new debut solo album on the shelves now, Johnny Lloyd will be heading out on an extensive UK tour this autumn. In anticipation of the live shows, Johnny is pleased to unveil an exclusive live version of album title track Next Episode Starts in 15 Seconds. One of the many highlights to be found on his debut, this stripped back rendition was recorded as part of the Xtra Mile Recordings’ OB1 sessions at this year’s 2000 Trees Festival and features label-mate and album collaborator Frank Turner.

Coming to Brighton’s Hope & Ruin on Weds 2 Oct, the 28 date run of live dates will see the former Tribes frontman traveling the length and breadth of England & Wales as he takes his new material out on the road for the first time. With a number of seismic changes occurring in his life these past few years, Johnny’s debut solo album Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds sees the singer-songwriter start afresh with a cathartic record that reads like an open-diary of personal vignettes.

Melancholic, pared-back and moving, the new album is a bold departure from his roots as frontman of indie-rock outfit Tribes and sees him take a leap of faith into lush and dreamy pastures new. Recorded in a 10ft square bunker in north London in late 2018 with producer Nathan Coen, Next Episode… was further mastered at the famous Abbey Road Studios by Frank Arkwright. Each song that appears on the album was recorded in three takes or less, with the results a raw, pure and endearing listen through and through. Special guest appearances also include Frank Turner, Hugo White (The Maccabees) and Adam Prendergast of Harry Styles’ band.

Johnny Lloyd plays Brighton’s Hope & Ruin on Weds 2 Oct 2019. His debut solo album, Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds, is out now – via Xtra Mile Recordings

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