Opening a confident new chapter in his career, the former Tribes frontman returns in 2019 to release a stately new solo album Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds on Xtra Mile Recordings.
Turning the page on his days as frontman of chart-conquering Camden four-piece Tribes, Johnny Lloyd has spent the years since their disbandment starting afresh, rebuilding, taking career risks and forging a new path of his own definition. On the long road to his debut solo album Johnny initially began forging close bonds with like-minds including Jamie T, Mike Crossey (The 1975, Hozier) and Hugo White (The Maccabees), all of whom would help him to release two solo EPs in close succession: 2016’s Dreamland and 2017’s Eden. With the EPs warmly received and the reaction fervent at the 200+ live shows across the globe in support of the releases, public appetite was clearly ripe for Johnny’s debut album. However, with a surge in demand for Johnny to score a variety of film and TV projects (from the Rolling Stones’ The Quiet One Film to 2019 feature film Rare Beasts and more), it would not be for another two years until the songs would come into fruition. And yet, accruing songs all the while through this busy period, with a vision for his solo debut Johnny finally felt the time and music was right for it to finally materialise.
Rich with personal renovations and revelations inspired by a whirlwind of changes in Johnny’s life over the past few years, the intimate and mature songs of the album tackle growth, getting sober and becoming a father, in a record that earnestly witnesses this songwriter enter back into the spotlight and truly come of age. For fan of Tribes, Frank Turner, Maccabees, Cigarettes After Sex, Manchester Orchestra
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