There's no way to deny that John Joseph Brill bares his soul throughout the intimate yet cinematic new single 'False Names.' Brill's brandy-warm baritone pays homage to a friend, while his powerful use of doom-folk instrumentation honors the music John Joseph once secluded himself to, finding refuge in Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie.
"It's a song about a best mate, a tremendous, beautiful, flawed best mate who I wouldn't change for the world and how a mate like that can take you rampaging around a town and make all the darkness and nonsense disappear," he says.
The first single and title track from John Joseph Brill’s second EP, False Names was recorded at Liverpool's Elevator Studios, but the long, intense project is over. He's out of the studio and as of the weekend, will be heading out on a 10-date European tour with Daughter in anticipation for his forthcoming project.
False Names is released digitally worldwide on 18th March 2016 via Killing Moon. Tour dates are below.
- Live dates:
- (* supporting Daughter)
- 28th Jan: The Kings Head Members Club, London (Mahogany's "Horizon" OTW series)
- 30th Jan: Gaite Lyrique, Paris*
- 31st Jan: Live Music Hall, Cologne*
- 1st Feb: Paradiso, Amsterdam*
- 3rd Feb: Greunspan, Hamburg*
- 4th Feb: Vega, Copenhagen*
- 5th Feb: Debaser Midis, Stockholm*
- 7th Feb: Huxley's, Berlin*
- 8th Feb: Techinkum, Munich*
- 9th Feb: Kaufleuten, Zurich*
- 10th Feb: AB, Brussels*