Jim johnston

Above you can find a video for the Jim Johnston track ‘Officer Paranoid’ taken from his 2015 album ‘After All The Wishing…’. You might remember we reviewed the album itself earlier in the year, giving it a well earned 9 / 10.

The video was directed by Alan Cartwright, and although ostensibly a video of the whole band playing the song it’s actually got a fair few tricks up its sleeve!

Glenn Kimpton’s review of the album concluded:

“After All the Wishing is an album of songs that needs to be heard in one hit to fully appreciate the subtly surreal trajectory at work as it progresses and to hear the influences, concerns and anxieties hit the foreground, especially effective in the second half. It is a hedonistic paranoid carnival lecture of a trip you’re not entirely sure is good for your health, but once the Floydesque harmonies of final track ‘Arson Sweethearts’ cut out you’ll be sure as hell glad you stuck around.”

Jim has some exciting shows lined up “for you to experience After All the Wishing… in it’s full glory”, including a prestigious headline slot on The Alternative Stage at The Stroud Fringe Festival in August!

The dates are as follows…

  • The Thunderbolt, Bristol – Thurs 20th August
  • Dublin Castle, London – Sat 22nd August
  • Roaring Donkey, Swindon – Wed 26th August
  • Stroud Fringe Festival – Sat 29th August
  • Scary Canary, Stourbridge – Sat 12th September
  • Royal Oak, Bath – Sun 27th September

Jim Johnston’s website is here: jimjohnstonmusic.com. You can grab a copy of After All the Wishing vis Jim’s Bandcamp. You can also find him on Facebook and he tweets as @JimJohnstonuk.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.

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