I love Chris’ vocal phrasing. Using the voice like a percussive instrument in rock never fails to grab my attention, and in ‘Johnny‘ The Sly Persuaders grab said attention and don’t let go. Have a watch of the live session and be sure to attend their next show supporting HOTGOTHIC on Saturday 18th August at The Finsbury Pub (Manor House).
Chris Blake (Lead singer/guitarist) says: ‘Johnny’ is about a fairly recognisable sort of person. Someone who gives it big about having your back and always being there, but when things get difficult won’t be seen for dust. Someone who’s a bit of a sociopath really, I guess. Musically, it’s great fun to play – probably one of our favourites out of our new material. The shouted vocal over the coda is a bit of a throat-shredder though, so it doesn’t always make it into our live sets! It’s on our new album, which will be out Spring 2019.’
For the uninitiated, Margo’s Living Room is a unique YouTube series of live sessions by quirky underground bands, big and small (Goat Girl, Swedish Death Candy, Calva Louise, etc).
Filmed in Hermitage Works Studios (Fat White Family, Catholic Action, Meatraffle).