Listen: Johnny Lloyd - Pilgrims

Produced by Mystery Jets' Blaine Harrison...
'Pilgrims'

Every so often something mysterious drops into the Clash Inbox which is so vital, so refreshing that we simply have to tell people about it.

Artists such as Johnny Lloyd. As yet, little is known about the songwriter, apart from the fact that his upcoming 'Pilgrims' EP is produced by Blaine Harrison is Mystery Jets' fame.

But hold off with your comparisons. Stripped back, raw and showing just a hint of English blues, the tracks which have emerged thus far have something intangibly special about them.

Take new song (and EP title track) 'Pilgrims'. Placed on SoundCloud just a few moments ago, it was recorded on an eight track recording device at Lloyd's home.

There are shades of 80s songcraft in here, with the lyrics - "take me driving like you used to do" - almost nodding towards the influence of Springsteen.

Yet it's always restrained, never veering into the epic - instead, Johnny Lloyd shows an incredible amount of control, right down to that glistening guitar solo.

Check it out now.

'Pilgrims' EP is forthcoming. Find Johnny Lloyd on SoundCloud HERE.

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