John MOuse releases “Tough day for the trains” His first new material since the release of “The Death of John MOuse” back in 2015, which received plays and plaudits from BBC Radio 6, Radio Wales, and XFM.
In “Trains”, John sympathises and tackles the big questions again, this time, the rail service. “Trains” also features some guest vocals from (following on from previous collaborators including Gareth from Los! Campesinos, Sweet Baboo and Steve Jones off the tele) John’s children Maggie and Gruffydd.
Vocalist and co-writer John says about the track “I’ve spent a lot of time on the railways over the last year commuting to Bath where I work as the music programmer for Komedia. I have fallen in love with the rhythm of journeys all over again as the trains was the main form of connecting friends in the small villages in the Rhondda valleys where I grew up. I’ve also found myself cursing trains. Trains are romantic journeys, very lonely, no other traffic around, cutting through countryside, watching the land change, peering into back gardens. There is lots of time to reflect, read or fall asleep.”
John MOuse Selected Press & Praise
“Possibly our favourite new football record” Steve Lamacq about ‘I Was A Goalkeeper’
“An extraordinary piece of poetry” Mary Anne Hobbs about ‘Robbie Savage’.
“There is only one John MOuse” Tom Robinson
‘A great song writer’ Gruff Rhys, SFA
“A Welsh Weezer… arty and not afraid of whopping melodies” The Line Of Best Fit
“The blend of unpredictability, wit and sharp reminiscence contained within is the real joy of this latest offering by this highly original artist a Welsh indie pop hero…reminiscent of a South Wales David Gedge” Louder Than War