John & Jehn

John & Jehn

John & Jehn started their musical career when they moved from their hometowns to London at the back end of 2006. Since then they have impressed music fans and journalists with their Lo-fi, rock'n'roll sound. The two are a couple. Influenced by Serge Gainsbourg, The Velvet Underground, Jean Luc Godard, Gang of Four, John Fante, Joy Division, Jacques Brel and Johnny Cash, John and Jehn's music is a collection of sonic experiments, carried by dark humour on razor-sharp pop melodies. They released their debut album through indie label FMM (Faculty Music Media) in April 2008 to critical acclaim.

In the summer of 2008, without any label on to them (their UK label Faculty Records left them in peace) and before their first album was released outside England, John & Jehn settled with a friend's gear in a barn in France and started to record the first 5 songs of the second album. Those 5 began with ‘Oh My Love’, a key-stabbed, bass-driven, night-crawling, Roxy-Music-stalking number, dripping with thinly-veiled insouciance, and ‘Down Our Streets’, laced with hand-claps and cheery synth lines and ‘la la las’, but pulled together with a lyric concerning itself with the relentless, suffocating presence of London’s CCTV cameras, and the resulting longing for the enveloping cloak of night to fall.

One year later, in the Summer of 2009, after touring Europe, the pair returned to Angoulême to build their own studio, to record the bulk of the new album "Time for the Devil" and to rehearse for their first live shows as a quartet (supporting Franz Ferdinand in front of 8,000 people in Paris was to be their baptism of fire). To support their second album on stage, John & Jehn are joined by Raphael Mura (from Underground Railroad) on drums and Maud-Elisa Mandeau (from Le Prince Miiaou) on guitar. For their UK tour, Gemma Thomson (from Hindley) is on guitar.

A casual listen to ‘Time For The Devil’ reveals the lineage between John & Jehn and PiL, XTC, The Psychedelic Furs, The Stranglers and their ilk, but also classic pop as they move from brooding atmospherics of ‘The Ghosts’ to ‘Vampires’ with it’s opening gambit echoing The Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’

Title Album Genre Tools
Oh My Love Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Trumpet, and Violin
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Rainy Day, and Road Trip
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #3
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21782
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Vampire Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Rainy Day, Road Trip, Strip Tease, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #5
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21784
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London Town Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
D
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Ominous, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Frat Party, In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, Patriotic, Road Trip, Strip Tease, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet and male
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #12
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21791
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Intro Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Electric Piano, Electronic, and Keyboard
Key:
D minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, and Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Morning After, Rainy Day, Sunny Day, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #1
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21780
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Time For The Devil Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
G
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Dramatic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Night Club, Road Trip, Strip Tease, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet and male
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #2
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21781
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Shy Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Tambourine
Key:
A
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Night Club, Strip Tease, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female and male
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #4
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21783
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And We Run Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
1980s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Melodica , Percussion, and Piano
Key:
E
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Road Trip, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #6
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21785
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Prime Time Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Cello, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Tablas, Violin, and Xylophone
Key:
G♯
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, In Love, Make-Out, Strip Tease, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #7
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21786
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The Ghosts Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Spiritual
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, Rainy Day, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet and female
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #9
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21788
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Love Is Not Enough Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
G
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet, female, and male
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #10
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21789
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O'Dee Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
E
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
female
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #13
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21792
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Outro Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Electric Piano, Electronic, and Keyboard
Key:
F
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Ominous, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Morning After, Rainy Day, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #14
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21793
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Shades Time For The Devil Alternative
Client:
Artist:
John & Jehn
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, and Piano
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Morning After, Rainy Day, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet and female
CD/Track #:
Time For The Devil, #11
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
21790
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Take Me Back