John & Jehn - 'Time For The Devil' + "Vampire" remix by Silent Sound & Slycho

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John & Jehn

New album 'Time For The Devil' released April 26th 2010

French duo John and Jehn return with their stunning second album, 'Time For The Devil', the follow up to 2008's critically acclaimed eponymous debut LP.

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The two years that have passed since the release of their debut have seen changes a plenty with the group. John & Jehn are no longer a couple. They are now John & Jehn & Raph & Maud. On stage anyway.

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Raphael Mura (of Underground Railroad) has been enlisted to release them from the confines of their drum-machine, and Maud-Elisa Mandeau has been drafted in on guitar, freeing John to focus on bass, because it forms the foundation of pretty much everything on the forthcoming album 'Time For The Devil'.

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Anyone still labouring under the illusion that this is some Gainsbourg-Birken rehash should think again. John & Jehn don't sound much like much else right now, but their references are clear.

While their first album was defined by Jehn's banshee like vocals mixed with drones and white noise, 'Time For The Devil' is more cinematic in scope, coupling bass driven melancholy with heartbreaking melodies. A casual listen to "Time For The Devil" reveals the lineage between John & Jehn with PiL, XTC, The Psychedelic Furs, Roxy Music and their ilk, but also classic pop, as melody and groove take centre stage.

'Time For The Devil' is inspired by a short parable called 'La Hora del Diablo' by the Portugese writer and poet Fernando Pessoa.

John explains: "It's a beautiful reflection on the Devil who's described as a gentleman who would never intentionally harm a human; not a symbol of evil or an enemy of God. He feeds our emotions and inspires in us a love of art and of love itself, and the emotions tempt us and this turns to desire and frustration in our souls. The sentiments inspired many of the lyrics on the album, a desire to explore the darker side of the psyche."

Unlike their first record which the pair recorded with one mic in their Wood Green bedroom, 'Time For The Devil' was recorded in a secluded, rural location in Angoulême, South West France where they built their own studio.

John and Jehn made their UK debut as a quartet in February, having supported Franz Ferdinand in front of 8,000 people in Paris as their baptism of fire in late 2009. More live dates to be announced shortly


John - guitar and vocal
Jehn - bass, organ and vocal

Tracks: Time for the Devil / Oh my Love / Shy / Vampire / And we Run / Prime Time / Down our Streets / Ghosts / Love is not Enough / Shades / London Town / O'dee / Outro

Label: Naive
Release: April 26th 2010
Format: CD album / digital download

"A pop noir wonder" - Time Out

"A lovely record" - The Sunday Times

"This will set your teeth on edge- in the best possible way" - Dazed

"Terrifically bohemian" - The Guardian

"They're French. They're sexy. They rock." - Artrocker

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