‘DREAMLAND EP’ OUT 10TH JUNE 2016
Johnny Lloyd will release his debut ‘Dreamland EP’ on 10th June through Xtra Mile Recordings. The 4-track debut will be released digitally and all pre-orders will receive the track ‘Hello Death’ (unveiled last month) instantly.
Produced by Jamie T at his studio in Hoxton, the track is a statement of intent: “Hello death is about saying goodbye” says Lloyd. "I wrote it during a transition in my life. Saying goodbye to old faces and ways. It was the end of one time and the start of another."
Lloyd’s solo EP is a year in the making. Having started working with Jamie T back in March 2015, he spent the summer producing tracks with Hugo White (The Maccabees) at the band’s studio in Elephant & Castle. Together they re-produced 'Happy Humans' and ‘Pilgrims' - demo versions of which have racked up over 200k streams already online, after Lloyd recorded them at home on his 8-track - and ‘Dreamland', which all feature on the new release.
The resulting 4-track EP is an exciting, rousing but melancholic work about "new beginnings, realisations and trying to find a place in life”.
Aside from the release, 2016 is set to be an exciting year for Lloyd. Having recently supported Jamie T, Mystery Jets, The Maccabees and Black Honey, Johnny will be playing at The Great Escape, 2000Trees Festival, Dot To Dot and many more throughout the summer.
Xtra Mile Recordings - http://smarturl.it/Dreamlandep-XMR
"woozy, washed-out guitar work with a metronomic beat and languid vocals to create a warm psychedelic outing" The Line Of Best Fit
"lo-fi melancholy is decidedly unpolished, and it’s all the better for its roughness" Pigeons & Planes