Graveyard Johnnys Share ‘Live At The Lab’ Session
The New Album, ‘Dead Transmission’ from the Punk/Rockabilly Trio Is Out Now Through Bomber Music
Graveyard Johnnys have shared their recently recorded ‘Live At The Lab’ session. The band performed “For Tonight” & “Mothers”, Live At The Lab on the 16th of October 2015.
Watch the live session, filmed at the revered Soundlab Studios, Essex below
Download the complete session audio for free here: http://liveatthelab.bandcamp.com/
Graveyard Johnnys are a band that have no respect for any sort of rules or guidelines. Formed in 2008 the trio immediately embarked on doing things their own way. Their debut, self-funded EP ‘Streetblocks and City Lights’ was fired out to anyone they thought might listen. One pair of ears that pricked up immediately were those of Mike Davies, champion of the underdog and master of the decks at the sadly now demised Radio One Punk Show. Heavy rotation followed and to date, five BBC sessions, including two at the famous Maida Vale Studios.
With influences mainly coming from Punk Rock and early Rockabilly but straying into heavier territory at times and a hint at the Irish-folk side at others, the Graveyard Johnnys can’t be pigeonholed into a single genre – Working on their own terms, with no compromise and steering clear of the well trodden gimmicks of days gone by.
Through relentless hard work on the road, heads were beginning to turn, and the band’s first European tour with Mad Sin and The Peacocks followed, the Graveyard Johnnys snatched at the chance, and took to the road, again.
Fast forward to 2011 and minus two guitarists who fell by the wayside, Tom and Joe decided to write their first full length album – ‘Songs From Better Days’, with Joe playing all the guitar as well as slapping the bass. The album showcased the band’s thirst to push the boundries of the genres they were so often lumped into whilst telling tales of those first years on tour and the life and times of being in the van.
At this point, a two-piece, the band needed a permanent guitarist, so into the fold wandered Callum Houston and finally the definitive line-up was complete. Since finding their feet as a trio the band have continued to tour relentlessly throughout Mainland Europe and Scandinavia and made their US debut last summer on an extensive tour of the Westcoast opening for Nekromantix.
The band describe ‘Dead Transmission’ as “piss and vinegar in places, affectionate in others, but rocking everywhere.
‘Dead Transmission’ is available on CD, 12″ Red Vinyl and Digital Download through Bomber Music.
ARTWORK: Graveyard Johnnys – Dead Transmission /// Out Now