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James McLaren James McLaren | 11:11 UK time, Monday, 4 October 2010

In a move to cause unsuitable excitement to all indie fans, former Gorky's Zygotic Mynci singer Euros Childs has joined forces with Teenage Fanclub frontman Norman Blake in a new outfit called Jonny.



Although both bands had their heyday in the 1990s (check out Bandwagonesque or 13 for some of Teenage Fanclub's best moments), the duo are an exciting prospect for indie boys and girls. Cardiff's Sŵn Festival are in on the act, with a gig by Jonny scheduled for 8 February 2011 at Clwb Ifor Bach.

Jonny release a free EP on 10 November and an album follows early next year on Alsatian/Turnstile. A UK tour is in place in support of the record.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Bandwagonesque or Grand Prix would be the recommendations of the Fanny pedant in the corner.

    This looks interesting, though. They've played quite a lot together, haven't they? But this is the first release.

  • Comment number 2.

    I remember doing a webchat with Gorky's back in 2000 and Norman Blake asked a question then (no idea why that stuck in my mind). I presume they toured together at some point, or were on the same bill somewhere, though I don't know when.

  • Comment number 3.

    'Grand Prix', 'Songs From Northern Britain' & this year's 'Shadows' are my top three picks for anyone new to the Fannies (where have you been?!?). Can't wait for this album & the gig - sounds great!!


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