Norman Blake/Euro Childs collaboration
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If there’s one thing you can’t accuse Jonny of, it’s taking themselves too seriously. Every track on the self-titled debut from Euros Childs and Norman Blake bounds by with simplistic abandon, from the throwaway plonky tonk of ‘Wich Is Wich’ to the space-rock surprise of ‘Cave Dance’. Childs’ trademark whimsy is counterbalanced by his partner’s melodic ear, with moments of lasting beauty in ballads such as ‘Never Alone’ and the Blake-sung ‘Circling The Sun’. Nothing here transcends either songwriter’s back catalogue, but Jonny is a welcome blast of warmth that shows the fires still burn bright.


Words by Neil Condron


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