John & Jehn
|John & Jehn|
|Origin||Angoulême, Mainfonds & Poitiers, France|
|Genres||Lo-fi, Indie rock|
|Labels||FMM, Naïve Records|
John & Jehn started their musical career when the couple moved from their hometowns to London at the end of 2006. The first song they wrote together was "20 L 07". Influenced by Serge Gainsbourg, The Velvet Underground, Jean-Luc Godard, Gang of Four, John Fante, Joy Division, Jacques Brel and Johnny Cash, They released their debut album, nearly all of which was recorded in their bedroom, through indie label FMM (Faculty Music Media) in April 2008, to critical acclaim.
After touring Europe, the pair returned to Angoulême in the summer of 2009 to build and record in their own studio, and to rehearse for their initial live shows as a quartet (supporting Franz Ferdinand in front of 8,000 people in Paris was their first). Their second studio album, Time for the Devil, was released on March 28, 2010. To support their second album on stage, John & Jehn were joined by Raphael Mura (from Underground Railroad) on drums and Maud-Elisa Mandeau (from Le Prince Miiaou) on guitar. For their UK tour, Gemma Thomson (from Hindley) was added on guitar.
In 2010, John & Jehn settled back in London. They toured Europe, appeared on the front cover of Artrocker magazine, and played "And We Run" and "Down Our Streets" for Tom Robinson and Jonathan Ross at the BBC.
In 2009, Berthomier also appeared as an actress in Sodium Babies.
In 2011 they created their own label called Pop Noire, which aimed to release their new records and other artists produced by John in the John & Jehn studio in London. The first release, by the artist Lescop, was the track "La Foret" (produced by John and video by Jehn), issued in October 2011.
|Year||Album information||Chart positions|
|2008||John & Jehn
|2010||Time for the Devil
|Date||Single||Backed with||Record label||Format||Other details|
|2007||"My Friends"||"Make Your Mum Be Proud"||phuckit||7" single||1000 only|
|2008||"20 L 07"||-||FMM (Faculty Music Media)||Download only|
|2008||"Fear Fear Fear"||"Sister"||FMM (Faculty Music Media)||7" single||1000 only|
|2010||"Time for the Devil"||-||Naïve Records||Download only|
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