Album: Jonny, Jonny (Turnstile)

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Jonny is the new alliance between Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake and Euros Childs from Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, and judging by the whimsical bonhomie of songs like "Candyfloss" and "Wich Is Wich", the lyrics are mostly Childs' play.

"At the cauldron, she's got it going on," he offers in the latter, and potential affection for this self-titled debut is likely to depend on how one takes this and similarly twee sentiments such as those in "English Lady" where he muses upon taking her "out to the country – I hear Cornwall's nice this time of year". Musically, it's rooted in classic harmony-pop, from the 1960s beat-boom stylings of "Candyfloss" to the gentle charm of "Circling the Sun", with the most daring steps taken on the 10-minute "Cave Dance", which shifts from stone-age rock'n'roll fantasy to minimalist keyboard cycle via a courtly folk-dance section.

DOWNLOAD THIS Wich Is Wich; Candyfloss; Cave Dance