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Johnossi – ‘Blood Jungle’ – Album Review

Johnossi – ‘Blood Jungle’ – Album Review



Swedish Rock Duo – Johnossi are about to embark on the release of their latest offering Blood Jungle. Platinum selling superstars in their native Sweden with multiple industry awards, they are fast gaining audiences further afield across Europe and understandably so. Their latest release Blood Jungle is a collection of 10 easy on the ear melodic pop rock tunes that substantiate their award winning qualities.

Right from the off the energetic and uplifting opener ‘Blood’ establishes the standard, which does not drop off. The boys music has a melodic quality and cohesive element as a foundation for each of their songs, drawing you in from the start of the album to the very end.  Johnossi ooze character with their anthem like songs that will have you singing along in no time at all. Escapism is the name of the game here, you can loose yourself quite easily in the quality of the song writing and addictiveness of each melody, as it flows over you like a warm blanket during a cold morning in bed.

Vocalist John Englebert has a real essence to his voice, at times almost sounding like the great Dave Grohl with subtle nuances across the album. Intriguing lyrics and 1st class percussive textures from partner in crime Oskar Bonde keep this beautifully composed offering interesting at all times. I cant fault this album at all, its flows seductively through each song, carrying you gracefully from story to story, before you know it the journey is over and you wonder why it had to end so soon.

If you are looking for a more chilled out, easy listening pop rock album, with big hooks and unforgettable melodies; this is your album, Johnossi is your band.

 

Blood Jungle is released through Polydor on Feb 17th.

 

Track Listing

 

1.  JohnossiBlood – 03:36

 

 2.  JohnossiAir Is Free – 03:41

 

3.  JohnossiHands – 03:47

 

4.  JohnossiFreeman – 03:52

 

5.  JohnossiWeak Spots – 03:00

 

6.  JohnossiOn A Roll – 03:38

 

7.  JohnossiTall Dark Man – 04:42

 

8.  JohnossiHey Kiddo – 03:29

 

9.  JohnossiWar / Rain – 04:21

 

10.  JohnossiGot Your Gun – 03:41

 

The duo head out on a European tour in support of the release, headlining a show in the UK on Feb 15th at Oslo.

 

15 FEBRUARY – LONDON, Oslo

1 MARCH - LEIPZIG, Werk 2

2 MARCH -  VIENNA, Flex

3 MARCH – MUNICH, Muffathalle

4 MARCH – ZURICH, Volkshaus

6 MARCH – COLOGNE, Essigfabrik

7 MARCH – MUENSTER, Skaters Palace

8 MARCH – AMSTERDAM, Bitterzoet

10 MARCH – BERLIN, Columbiahalle

11 MARCH – HAMBURG, Docks -SOLD OUT

15 MARCH – GÖTEBORG, Trädgår’n

16 MARCH – OSLO, Rockefeller

17 MARCH - KARLSTAD, Nöjesfabriken

18 MARCH – HELSINGBORG, The Tivoli

22 MARCH – KALMAR, Kalmarsalen

23 MARCH – MALMÖ, KB

24 MARCH – NORRKÖPING, Arbis

25 MARCH – UPPSALA, Katalin - SOLD OUT

31 MARCH – GÄVLE, Slick City

1 APRIL – ÖREBRO, Frimis

3 APRIL – STOCKHOLM, Cirkus

6 APRIL – ÅRE, Bygget

7 APRIL – BORLÄNGE, Liljan

8 APRIL – LINKÖPING, Garden-Konsert & Kongress