JOHN JOSEPH BRILL
Watch new music video ‘Pieces’ on YouTube
Debut EP Pieces due February 23rd via Killing Moon Records
Debut London headline show at The Islington sold out
March tour dates announced with BC Camplight
Ahead of his debut Pieces EP, Merseyside songwriter John Joseph Brill has revealed a stop-motion music video for the EP’s title track.
Following the acclaim of 2014’s ‘Muscle & Bone’, the ‘Pieces’ video encapsulates the storyteller himself in thousands of individual photographs. “It’s a raw exploration of one man’s internal honesty,” John Joseph Brill explains. “There are no fancy frills or special effects, it’s completely DIY and as raw as the song is. It wears its blemishes as badges of honour.”
‘Pieces’ was written shortly after Brill left London doom-folk outfit Burning Beard, a time which saw him immersed in the West London folk hub populated by the likes of The Staves, Laura Marling and Bear’s Den. “It’s about an individual who starts off with such staunch principles – politically, morally, whatever, in a very idealistic sense – only to later betray those essentially for the sake of making money,” he reveals.
The Pieces EP sees John Joseph Brill empowered with a new-found ability to articulate things never previously said aloud, and features four beautifully crafted songs that are equally affecting as they are anthemic. Recorded with rising producer Kristofer Harris (Annie Eve, Smoke Fairies, Jay Brown, Bear’s Den, Story Books) and Andrew Davie (singer of Bears Den), the EP also features live favourite ‘Golden Kids’ and ghostly closer ‘Sleeping Beast’, as well as 2014’s powerful ‘Muscle & Bone’.
The Pieces EP will be released digitally worldwide on 23rd February 2015 via Killing Moon Records. Pre-order here and catch John Joseph Brill live in February at the dates below and on tour with BC Camplight in March.
EP Track listing
2. Muscle & Bone
3. Golden Kids
4. Sleeping Beast
UK Tour dates
25th London, The Islington (EP launch) SOLD OUT
27th Bath, The Boater
March Tour w/ BC Camplight
8th Bristol, Louisiana
9th Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
10th London, The Lexington
11th Liverpool, Leaf