June 20th sees the release of the debut LP by the enigmatic jon.k, with protest songs and anti protest songs, songs about Princess Anne and songs about Steve Lamacq. Songs about revolution and UFOs. Songs about getting drunk and songs about Life, Death and sweet sweet Music.


The LP was produced by jon.k and Tim Rippington, Tim also played extra guitars on track 13 and backing vocals on 6. Andrew Arthur Jarrett played drums on tracks 6, 10 and 13. Geoff Gorton played bass on tracks 9,10, 11, 12 and 13. Jez Butler played keyboards on track 13 and keyboards & bass on tracks 3, 4, 5, and 6. Em sang backing on track 6, spoke on track 7 and screamed on track 13. Byron the cat sat and listened..... we think he approved!


  Jon has this to say..
‘I can't sing and my guitar playing is, at best, PRIMITIVE. Hell! I can't even bash a tambourine in time but that's not the point is it.

So thank god for Dylan and the Velvet Underground and thank god for all the punk rockers! Without them this couldn't exist.’

 

indiepopkidversesthedemonsoftimeandspace – this is Not a concept album, but……Indiepopkidversesthedemonsoftimeandspace (IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE) could be an aborted Graphic Novel project of the same name. It tells the story of Indiepopkid and takes place some years after the Punk Rock Wars where Indiepopkid led a band of Rebels against the invading armies known as The Demons of Time and Space. In the years since the end of the war, far from being the hero, Indiepopkid has fallen on hard times. His music is now considered old fashioned by the kids who have all become intoxicated by the corporate music produced by a man known only as ‘X’. Indiepopkid can now be found playing his music in small dark back rooms of bars to a few diehard fans who can just about remember the days of glorious noise and feedback.  But nothing happens by accident and it’s in the damp, dark shadows of these long forgotten places the The Demons of Time and Space have found a way back through and are planning their stealthy return. A new war is approaching and Indiepopkid finds himself once again at the front line.  This time it could be complicated, just who is ‘X’ and what part is he playing in it all ! Meantime in another reality ‘Eddy Sparkles’, a washed up Glam Rocker from the 70’s is having some serious delusions. Is this the result of the new wonder drug hitting the streets or is he really slipping in and out between two parallel universes and if so who the hell is he? - -