John & Jehn

John & Jehn

French duo John and Jehn return with their stunning second album, ‘Time For The Devil’, the follow up to 2008’s critically acclaimed eponymous debut LP.

While their first album was defined by Jehn’s banshee like vocals mixed with drones and white noise, ‘Time For The Devil’ is more cinematic in scope, coupling bass driven melancholy with heartbreaking melodies. A casual listen to ‘Time For The Devil’ reveals the lineage between John & Jehn with PiL, XTC, The Psychedelic Furs, Roxy Music and their ilk, but also classic pop, as melody and groove take centre stage.
‘Time For The Devil’ is inspired by a short parable called ‘La Hora del Diablo’ by the Portugese writer and poet Fernando Pessoa. John explains: “It’s a beautiful reflection on the Devil who's described as a gentleman who would never intentionally harm a human; not a symbol of evil or an enemy of God. He feeds our emotions and inspires in us a love of art and of love itself, and the emotions tempt us and this turns to desire and frustration in our souls. The sentiments inspired many of the lyrics on the album, a desire to explore the darker side of the psyche.”

Unlike their first record which the pair recorded with one mic in their Wood Green bedroom, ‘Time For The Devil’ was recorded in a secluded, rural location in Angoulême, South West France where they built their own studio.

Tracks: Time for the Devil / Oh my Love / Shy / Vampire / And we Run / Prime Time / Down our Streets / Ghosts / Love is not Enough / Shades / London Town / O’dee / Outro

Live Dates

10 Apr  - Proud Camden
24 Apr  - The Jazz café w/ Son of Dave     London
27 Apr  - WHITE HEAT @ Madame jojo’s    London
30 Apr Festival hosted by BRITISH SEA POWER @ Tan Hill North Yorkshire
2 May  - CAMDEN CRAWL Festival @ the Black Heart  Camden
14 May  - THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL -Artrocker Stage     Brighton