John Joseph Brill releases his new single ‘All Eyes’ through Kobalt on October 27th. The release comes ahead of his UK and European headline tour in November, including London’s Lexington on Nov 20th. Listen here – https://soundcloud.com/johnjosephbrill/all-eyes-1
‘All Eyes’, produced by Andrew Davie of Bears Den, is the follow up to John Joseph Brill’s third critically acclaimed EP ‘I’m Not Alright’ which saw praise from to name a few; Zane Lowe @ Beats 1, Radio X, BBC Introducing, NME, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, Wonderland Magazine, The Wild Honey Pie and All Things Go. ‘All Eyes’ really picks up the tempo from previous releases and shows Brill’s musical dexterity.
Speaking about ‘All Eyes Brill’ explains, “I’ve wanted to release a song like ‘All Eyes’ for ages, it was intended as a song for frenzied, Friday night dancing in sweaty indie clubs but one that retains all the darkness of the songs that have come before it. A brooding, moody, sexy, hi-shaker of a song. A song you wouldn’t take home to meet your parents…”
Having spent his early 20s fronting London based heavy rock outfit Burning Beard, John Joseph Brill established himself as a mainstay of the West London music scene. The same musical community that bred The Staves, Laura Marling and Bear’s Den heavily influenced Brill to explore a more confessional, honest form of songwriting and in 2013 he left his former band and the capital and moved to Liverpool. There he honed his craft as a solo artist, immersed in the oeuvre of Leonard Cohen, Jason Molina and Neil Young he began writing and performing, in his unique baritone style, songs about everything from heartbreak to death and friendship.
John Joseph Brill has now released three critically acclaimed EPs, amassing over to 2,5 million Spotify streams. The first, the Pieces EP, (produced by Andrew Davie of Bears Den and Kristoffer Harris) laid a foundation at radio with support coming from Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio 2 and Radio X as well as in Europe. Lead single ‘Muscle And Bone’ featured as Q’s ‘Track of the Week’, Clash’s ‘Track of the Day’ amongst others. ‘False Names’, the second of the two EP’s, continued to build increased support at radio and online and spawned European support slots with Daughter and Bears Den, topped off with a sold out headline show at St Pancras Old Church and a support with Carole King at Hyde Park’s British Summer Time. The third and most recent ‘I’m Not Alright’ was again produced by Andrew who also performed on the EP, alongside his band mate’s and John’s usual collaborators.
At home in the U.K, John has sold out headline shows in multiple major cities and has supported Richard Hawley, Jenny Lee and Nick Mulvey. All this in addition to key slots at Reading & Leeds, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness as well as packed rooms at 7 Layers and Reeperbahn have made for a very exciting year both in the U.K and Europe for the brandy-warm baritone songsmith.
John Joseph Brill will be doing an extensive UK and European tour in November, including a headline show at The Lexington London, on Monday 20th November. Tickets on sale now from: https://www.musicglue.com/johnjosephbrill/live
Nov 6 – Brighton – Prince Albert
Nov 7 – Bristol – The Crofters Rights
Nov 8 – Leeds – Oporto
Nov 9 – Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
Nov 11 – Oxford – The Cellar
Nov 12 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (Downstairs)
Nov 13 – Nottingham – The Bodega
Nov 14 – Manchester – Soup Kitchen
Nov 16 – Glasgow – King Tuts
Nov 17 – Liverpool – Leaf
Nov 18 – Newcastle – Think Tank Underground
Nov 20 – London – The Lexington
Nov 21 – Cologne – Studio 672
Nov 22 – Hamburg – Nichtspeicher
Nov 23 – Berlin – Privatclub
Nov 24 – Amsterdam – Paradiso