TUNE Johnny Kills - Maybe Next Year
"Johnny Kills are cool as fuck" This Feeling
“Johnny Kills is a new outfit from Brighton plying their trade in indie pop with splashes of surf rock and garage sounds… dealing with the anxiety and pressure of figuring life out in your early 20s” Indie Shuffle
"Whereas “Take It Easy” was frenetic, “Maybe Next Year” is a breezy, more melodic tune that is perfect for the oncoming arrival of summer. It has more of a Beach Fossils and Jacuzzi Boys vibe with the tinges of jangle-pop hovering beneath the groovy garage pop-rock sound. So head out to the beach or go for a weekend camping trip, and while the fire is burning spin this cool new tune by a band on that is about to explode." The Revue
Following on from chaotically unstable and frenetic debut track ‘Take It Easy’ Brighton via London/Cambridge/York band of misfits Johnny Kills unveil the chilled summery sounds of ‘Maybe Next Year’. Still rooted in the same WAVVES, FIDLAR, Surfer Blood, Bloody Knees inspired garage-indie style, lead singer Timmy Kills’ call and response vocals ruminate on further questions around what it is to be caught between adolescence and adulthood.
Impertinent guitar and synth stabs punctuate the lilting flow of the track, and floaty ‘ooohs’ ice the scuzzy cake in an understated chorus, before giving way to a sweaty, raucous finish.
"Maybe Next Year is about when you get into that introspective zone and start analysing yourself that little bit too much, leading to you questioning if you're normal like everyone else. The contrast between the summery music and vaguely paranoid subject matter combine with 'Take It Easy's early 20s panic theme to make their new double A-side a neurotic opening salvo for Johnny Kills" Tim
Johnny Kills are Tim/Cameron/Lewis (Timmy/Cammy/Louie Kills)
“Distorted synths, ferociously fast drums, and a guitar tone so dirty you’d be scared to show it to your mother.” Bitter Sweet Symphonies
“I could see myself spilling some beer to this in a disco. And seeing them live would definitely be a sweaty and exhausting affair surely?” Louder Than War