For the uninitiated, Johnny And The Giros are a quite superb band from Scotland who play electronic tinged indie music. And they do it rather well. TDTFOF is a great example of their fare, replete with all the elements that make Johnny And The Giros such a thrilling prospect. For a reference point, think about a band that manages to comprise components of Bloc Party, Delphic and Foals yet sounds utterly fresh. If they continue to release music this good, then hopefully they’ll soon be talked about at the same level as those bands.
Anyway, back to TDTFOF and it being a great example of Johnny And The Giros’ fare. A deep, almost funky bass punctuates the song for the duration, whilst a frenzy of drumming keeps what off kilter rhythm there is going. A synth beat also pervades, and throw in a little guitar and some myriad sound effects and you’ve got the ingredients for a great tune. The song builds to a cracking crescendo that erupts into an orgy of synth based fun, ending with the chorus lyrics of “What you didn’t know was that I was waiting from that day friction overcame fun”.
As was I. Well no, not really. But it’s a great song, and my often incoherent ramblings don’t do it justice. Give it a listen (or many) and you’ll see for yourself. You may also have found a new favourite band.
The Day That Friction Overcame Fun is out now and available from all the usual online sites