John & Jehn
|Origin||Angoulême, Mainfonds and Poitiers, France|
|Genres||Lo-fi, indie rock|
|Labels||Faculty Music Media, 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". Their influences included 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, on indie label 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 Thompson (from Hindley) was added on guitar.
In 2011, they created their own Pop Noire label, 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.
- Nicolas Congé - vocals, guitars
- Camille Berthomier - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
- Gemma Thompson - backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
- Niall 'Liquid K' Kavanagh - drums
|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"||1,000 only|
|2008||"20 L 07"||-||Faculty Music Media||digital|
|2008||"Fear Fear Fear"||"Sister"||Faculty Music Media||7"||1,000 only|
|2010||"Time for the Devil"||-||Naïve Records||digital|
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