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John Hoyles’ ‘Talking About You’

Shindig! debut the video for the first single from JOHN HOYLES’ debut solo album Night Flight

John Hoyles was born and bred in London, UK. He moved to Sweden in his early teens where he became the lead guitarist in the legendary doom metal band Witchcraft in the year 2000. Nine years later he founded the band Spiders, together with his friend Axel Sjöberg from Graveyard.

John Hoyles comments: “I wrote ‘Talking About You’ a few years back when I was on holiday in Spain. It’s about breaking up with your partner, trying to move on but not getting over it. Heavy stuff! It was filmed in a night club in Gothenburg with Erik Jansson on bass and Axel Sjöberg on drums. I do hope you like it.”The album itself is now available as pre-order over at Crusher Records (http://po.st/JohnHoyles) and set to be released on February 24th. All pre-orders of the vinyl LP gets the copy signed by the man himself – John Hoyles. There are also a very limited numbers of cassette tapes available plus t-shirt.

John continues: “I’ve seen it as a challenge for years to someday create my, completely own, solo album,” John explains. “I’ve had songs in my head for a long time that just didn’t fit either Spiders or Witchcraft and I felt I wanted to uncompromisingly record them myself.”

While John sings, plays guitar and bass on the album he called in friends Ricard Harryson and Axel Sjöberg to support him on the drums. The eight track long album clocks in at just under 22 minutes and includes the ’70s British punk-rock flavoured opener ‘Talking About You’, the psychedelic dreamy ‘Night Flight’, the acoustic guitar picking ballad ‘In the Garden’, and much more.

“I’ve been listening a lot to bands like The Damned, Dead Boys, Pink Fairies and stuff from Stiff Records. The latter, with its massive amount of great releases from the end of the ’70s, has been a huge inspiration and, I think, has characterised this album both in terms of sound and songs. It’s the simple, straightforward rock that appeals to me and pretty much what I think this album will reflect.”
Night Flight is set to come out on February 24th 2017.


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