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Johnny Lloyd

Musician — Midlands

Name?
Johnny Lloyd.

Where are you from?
Midlands.

What do you do?
I write songs for myself and occasionally for other people.

Describe your style in three words?
Rough, round, edges.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
Jimmy Page. 'Ramble On' by Zeppelin is my earliest memory. 

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Pavement at Brixton. 'Range Life' was incredible that night.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
The Stones, 'Love in Vain'.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I'd spend it with Bob Dylan. He's had a huge influence on my life and most of the people I know.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
I think probably punk. The Clash in particular.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
The Faces... 'Stay With Me'.

What music did you listen to growing up?
70s rock and roll was pretty much all my Dad let in the house. Velvet Underground were my earliest favourites... 'Sunday Morning'.


 

Johnny Lloyd is the former frontman of indie rock band Tribes, his debut solo EP 'Dreamland' was released in June 2016 and his follow up EP 'Eden' was released in April 2017.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'I'm So Tired' by The Beatles.

One record you would keep forever?
'Exile on Main Street' by The Rolling Stones. The track 'Rocks Off'.

A song from your favourite album?
'Wild Horses' by The Rolling Stones.

A song you wish you had written?
'Like A Rolling Stone' by Bob Dylan.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Parklife' by Blur. 

What was the last piece of music you bought?
The 1975's last record 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It'.

A song lyric that inspires you?
'It Ain't Me Babe' by Bob Dylan. 

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
I love Jamie XX.

Best love song of all time?
'Unchained Melody' by Righteous Brother. 

Best song to turn up loud?
'Enter Sandman' by Metallica.

Best song to bring people together?
'Praise You' by Fatboy Slim.

Name?
Johnny Lloyd.

Where are you from?
Midlands.

What do you do?
I write songs for myself and occasionally for other people.

Describe your style in three words?
Rough, round, edges.

If you could make a record with anyone from history?
Jimmy Page. 'Ramble On' by Zeppelin is my earliest memory. 

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Pavement at Brixton. 'Range Life' was incredible that night.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
The Stones, 'Love in Vain'.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I'd spend it with Bob Dylan. He's had a huge influence on my life and most of the people I know.

Which British subculture means the most to you?
I think probably punk. The Clash in particular.

If you could share the bill with any British band in history?
The Faces... 'Stay With Me'.

What music did you listen to growing up?
70s rock and roll was pretty much all my Dad let in the house. Velvet Underground were my earliest favourites... 'Sunday Morning'.


 

Johnny Lloyd is the former frontman of indie rock band Tribes, his debut solo EP 'Dreamland' was released in June 2016 and his follow up EP 'Eden' was released in April 2017.

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'I'm So Tired' by The Beatles.

One record you would keep forever?
'Exile on Main Street' by The Rolling Stones. The track 'Rocks Off'.

A song from your favourite album?
'Wild Horses' by The Rolling Stones.

A song you wish you had written?
'Like A Rolling Stone' by Bob Dylan.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Parklife' by Blur. 

What was the last piece of music you bought?
The 1975's last record 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It'.

A song lyric that inspires you?
'It Ain't Me Babe' by Bob Dylan. 

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
I love Jamie XX.

Best love song of all time?
'Unchained Melody' by Righteous Brother. 

Best song to turn up loud?
'Enter Sandman' by Metallica.

Best song to bring people together?
'Praise You' by Fatboy Slim.

Johnny Lloyd | Running Wild (2017)

Johnny Lloyd | Pilgrims (2016)

Tribes | We Were Children (2011)

Tribes | Dancehall (2013)