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We are Johnny Kills;; a London/Brighton (UK) based surf-rock trio, made up of biological bros Tim and Lewis Lloyd-Kinnings, and spiritual bro Cameron Gipp (Timmy/Louie/Cammy Kills), having messed around in teen bands for years.
Having 'grown-up' we now write songs about being in you early 20s and clueless - fuzzy and anxious tunes for fuzzy and anxious times.
We've released four singles this summer:
Let's Talk About Me - "’Let’s Talk About Me’ is about the frustrations of hanging out with people who spend the whole evening talking about themselves... before realising you kinda just want to talk about yourself too"
My Shirt Guy Is High - "It’s about self-inflicted boredom and the guiltiness it brings - feeling guilty about doing nothing and thinking that you should do something, anything, but having almost no motivation to do it...You begin taking pride in even the smallest achievements to essentially justify your day"
End Game - "'End Game’ is about committing an earth-shattering faux pas that you have to accept you can't just style out of"
Not So Bad - "'Not So Bad' is about ridiculous conversations you have with your friends at the end of a drunken night. Putting the world to rights, arguing about dumb things, "genuine" epiphanies or just chatting shit. Safe in the knowledge that nothing will have changed in the morning"
These tracks were recorded up at The Nave studio in Leeds (haunt of Eugulls, Pulled Apart By Horses.... and Kaiser Chiefs), and produced by Forever Cult bassist Alex Greaves (PLAZA, TRASH, Seeing Hands).
Online coverage has been really nice, with takes from The Line of Best Fit, DORK, Indie Shuffle, Metro, It's All Indie and loads more (including being most blogged on the Hype Machine for a time).
We've also been supported at BBC Introducing The South and Amazing Radio (including 'My Shirt Guy Is High' making it's way onto the B-List for a few weeks).
We have two shows coming up, at The Finsbury in London as part of Blogtober Festival for 'Unreliable Independent and Unsigned Music Blog' We Close Tonight on October 26th, and Brighton for the legendary This Feeling on November 4th.