John Wean release their new single 'M.A.P.' on 29 October 2012. The song was produced and mixed by Ewan Davies [producer of the debuts from Arctic Monkeys, Darkness and Editors].
'M.A.P.' stands for 'Morning After Pill' and is a tongue-in-cheek hymn to the conflicting thoughts that can swamp the brain in the moment of realization that all has not gone as planned!
"Show her the ring or the middle finger." Who said romance was dead? Songwriter Conor adds, "it’s quite a strong message to put across but it conveys the extremity of the choice many have to make".
'M.A.P.' follows the success of the 'New York Doesn’t Love You' single, which was played by BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, and a host of stations nationally.
The band have also performed a prestigious four song 'BBC Introducing' live session on BBC Radio 1.Record Of The Day picked John Wean for a lead track feature and added, "The calibre of their slamming guitar-pop records is certainly being noted".
Paul Kramer of Hitsheet said that the band have, ‘All the lyrical innocence of Scottish compatriots The View combined with the melodic hooks and choruses of The Proclaimers".
The line up of Conor Cartwright [vocals / guitar], Stuart Anderson [guitar], Jude Smith [vocals / bass] and Simon Coakley [drums] were invited to perform two big BT London Live shows on 28 July, and have played all over the UK to increasing numbers of fans.
With sell out shows, national airplay and a true feeling of confidence, the band are on their way and, with 'M.A.P.' they prove that they know exactly where they are going.
Hailed as 'the best thing to come out of Uddingston since the Tunnock’s Tea Cake' and as one of the 'Tips For 2012' in the Scottish Sun, John Wean are swaggering into the music scene with all guns blazing.