Monkey Swallows the Universe/Nat Johnson

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Re: Monkey Swallows the Universe/Nat Johnson

Post by will » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:34

hm. i quite like the single, but not as much as the stuff she was doing when i saw her at the Red House (back in December with The Deirdres, MJ Hibbett and... us). it's a bit... understated. what's happened to Wonderful Emergency? i thought that was a cracking song.

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Re: Monkey Swallows the Universe/Nat Johnson

Post by Linz » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:46

Downloaded the single - its cool! - although I still love MSTU

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Re: Monkey Swallows the Universe/Nat Johnson

Post by Thee SPC » Tue Jan 10, 2012 13:08

Nat Johnson has a new album out soon called "I'm Across, I'm Ashore". Have a listen to snips 'ere:



Pre-order the CD from http://www.theespc.com !

Woop!!

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Re: Monkey Swallows the Universe/Nat Johnson

Post by noLooking » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:39

This made me laugh, especially the 'disappointed' photos.
http://www.natjohnson.co.uk/daft-craft- ... aftermath/
I look forward to the new album with bated cliché.

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Re: Monkey Swallows the Universe/Nat Johnson

Post by noLooking » Wed Sep 17, 2014 23:19

Image

New mini-album out in a bit.
http://www.natjohnson.co.uk/album-news-2/

I finally got round to listening to last week's 6 music session today, which was glorious, and was minded to listen to her cover of Connie Converse's 'Roving Woman' (also featuring Emma Kupa!), which has been up on Bandcamp for ages but I'd never bothered with it. It's a glorious song, very much of it's time musically, but also rather rebellious in the sentiment of it's funny, ironic lyrics - it makes me smile a lot, so I'm putting it up here. Apparently, she's playing a show in Sheffield next month when she's doing lots of Connie Converse covers with a brass band and I've no doubt it will be ace as well. Anyway...


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Re: Monkey Swallows the Universe/Nat Johnson

Post by noLooking » Sun Sep 21, 2014 23:16

Am I the only Nat Johnson fan left here?

Anyway, you *will* get blow by blow coverage of the new album, starting with this new video for the opening song, 'Not Now, Horse' which, though not being very indiepop, reminds me of Jane Siberry a bit and is, thus, rather lovely. Also, the video is highly Sheffield-centric and features lots of 'Ooooh, look, it's the Town Hall/The Moor/that horrible fucking casino in the middle of town/etc' moments to cherish.


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Re: Monkey Swallows the Universe/Nat Johnson

Post by noLooking » Mon May 04, 2015 09:41

Best contribution to the election campaign by a Nat so far:
This election is depressing the hell out of me. But out of misery often comes music.

I’m fond of the magpies who live in a tree at the bottom of my garden; I’ve watched them make their nest these last three Springs; they move a little bit each year. They’re very territorial though, magpies, and aren’t very friendly when smaller birds come hopping about; the blue tits, the blackbirds, the robins. I put some crusts out the other day and watched as a little blackbird helped himself to a bit, until one of the magpies swooped down and chased him off. The magpie then collected the bread for himself, now and again flying around in the direction in which the blackbird had scarpered, making sure he didn’t come back. Sometimes the magpies seem to be just strutting, really smugly, around the lawn. It looks like they’ve got their hands behind their backs and are going ‘yes yes, this is all mine.’

So I fancied that the birds were putting on a play for me, with the magpies playing the part of the tories (sorry magpies), and the little birds being, well, the majority of us. And every time the magpies flew back to their nest I thought perhaps they’d just returned from doorstepping the local flora and fauna, promising if they get reelected to their tall tree they’ll continue to keep the nasty little ones down; misdirecting the electorate by badmouthing and blaming the poor blackbirds for all the problems whilst making themselves seem harmless and sensible.
https://natjohnson.bandcamp.com/track/t ... -recording

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Re: Monkey Swallows the Universe/Nat Johnson

Post by noLooking » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:07

Nat-ional treasure?

(sorry)


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