“Johnny5thWheel&thecowards are a six-piece band from the North-West of England who specialize in strange and beautiful pop music. They have been releasing music since 2010 with their debut album TalesOf… Since then they have signed to Sotones Records. June 25th sees the release of their double A-side single ‘In My Laboratory’/’Nancy’ and is the band’s third single from their second album, which is out later this year”.
Mildly insane and wonderfully eccentric, Johnny5thWheel&thecowards are a satisfying shade of non-contemporary technicolor with a devotion to strange lyrical wit. Almost anyone can mutter a tune, only a few can present words as perfect visualizations, bright stories or devastating nightmares – The vocals provide a large part of the bands atmosphere and suspense, `Nancy`forms a tingling Marc Almond comparison, hitting those `Nonstop Erotic Cabaret` highs and lows with considerable theatrical style. It`s certainly not a record to blast from in-car entertainment, more suited to a dark padded room with a tiny key shaped spyhole. An exemplary release.
“Nancy is a fantastical dream of a girl possessed by a dream of a possibly fictional world. It’s a spirallic sketch of musical obsession and shifting lyrical rhythms, composed with Hitchcockian grandeur and Ennio Morricone landscaping. It’s a Lynchian trip”.
Video For `In My Laboratory`