Faithful Johannes / Peter Cat / What We Call Progress
Faithful Johannes – ‘barely rap, from Durham City’
Faithful Johannes first established his reputation as a unique lyricist and live performer as the words half of cult duo Outside Your House. Since 2018 Johannes has been writing and performing as a solo artist. His ‘Ghosts in My Attic’ was voted North East Song of the Year 2018 by listeners of The 1:45 radio show.
Existing in a hinterland between spoken word poetry and rap, underpinned by homemade lo-fi electronic beats.
He has vowed to release a Christmas single every year until his death (although there have only been two to date).
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music – ‘Dark, intriguing, ultimately chilling, wonderful spoken word poetry’
NARC Magazine – ‘a hugely warm and enjoyable live performer’
Louder Than War – ‘Johannes displays a skill for some brilliant rhyming couplets and detailed lyrics which unfold into modern day reflections of everyday feeling and society’
R Moss – ‘Like watching a man who’s been told to rap at gunpoint’
Slow Decades – ‘If there is a middle of a venn diagram where the four circles are Anticon Records, Alan Bennett, Leonard Cohen and Frank Sidebottom then Faithful Johannes is it’
Peter Cat is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Glasgow, Scotland who has been making lyrical, ornamental pop music since 2015 while dressed like that mildly attractive supply teacher you once had for Standard Grade geography.
His poetic, studiously crafted songs are as sure to appeal to fans of The Divine Comedy, John Grant and Rufus Wainwright as they are to disappoint anyone looking for a comprehensive explanation of glacial erosion.
Following up 2015’s debut video & single ‘Keeping Up With Jacob’, Peter Cat will shortly release a new E.P. and double single, ‘Hand Through Hair’/‘Disappointing Lover’ (2017) – produced at Green Door Studios by Sam Smith (Mother & The Addicts/Casual Sex) and with accompanying video directed by Chris McRory (Catholic Action).
What We Call Progress
Glitch rock philosophers from Newcastle upon Tyne.
‘We make music somewhere in the tension between nihilistic despair and genuine hope’