Monday, August 2, 2010

Johnny Flynn - Been Listening -2010-
(Folk, Rock, Roots)

From: London

Johnny Flynn is part of a new movement across the pond, which I think can best be described as crossover-friendly folk or as some others are referring to it: Nu-Folk. Flynn joins the likes of Mumford & Sons, Noah and the Whale and Laura Marling who have been dominating the music scene in London. Been Listening is Johnny Flynn and backing band The Sussex Wit's second studio LP and once again the group finds itself doing what it does best and that is warm instrumental layering with strings and horns all wrapped around Flynn's narratives. The sound seems to be a little more mature this time around, which seems just right seeing how this gifted songwriter was already wiser than his years on the debut. This collection is a little slower and less bouncy than the debut, but it is solid and sure to bring Flynn and the gang a whole slew of new fans.

Johnny Flynn - Kentucky Pill

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Johnny Flynn - Barnacled Warship