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John J Presley


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    True Love Waits
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    Rise and Fall
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    Come to Me
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    Sweet Superstition
John J Presley grew up in Birmingham and after some years in London now resides in Brighton. With two hugely successful singles and an EP under his belt he is gearing up for the release of his debut album this year which is coming out through BMG and AWAL.
With the first few releases Presley gained an army of fans - his first radio play coming from Zane Lowe as his 'Next Hype' record with follow up support from Phil Taggart, Alice Levine, John Kennedy, Tom Robison and hitting the Radio X, Virgin and Amazing playlists. The Guardian, Independent and The Times all noticed his work too which catapulted his reputation across the Channel to Europe where he also found support on national radio stations and huge festival billings.
His roots are firmly in the blues but over time Presley has nurtured his sound to be a hybrid of swamp rock, electric blues and classic songwriting. His influences range from John Coltrane to Duke Gawood, The Kills, Mogwai and Nick Cave, PJ Harvey and more.
"...a ferocious belly deep sound but somehow tender with it.." The Guardian
"...A beautiful noise that at once grips and beguiles, as befits a natural born storyteller.." The Quietus
"...A searing, soulful oasis of calm amongst the torrent of noise..' The Times
"...The bluesy rock'n'rollers tune is a recklessly fuzzy garage rock tune.." The Independent
"..The chattering classes are silenced by musical brilliance.." Team Rock
".. Music needs a new dark lord.." Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1


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