Johnny5thWheel&thecowards (yes, that's one word) are an UK steampunk band who like to dress for the occasion. It is a collective, with songwriter Richard Lomax as the sole permanent member.
On their new single Nancy b/w In My Laboratory, they mix vaudeville with alt.folk tunings. Johnny5thWheel&thecowards sound like an old fashioned cabaret band tearing it up on a tiny outside stage that has been set up on the lawn in front of a dilapidated mansion. The suns sets, there's plenty of booze and the clouds are coming in. Something nasty is bound In the Laboratory of the owner who seemed a bit odd but harmless. For now everything seems quite alright. O, and the fine young lady's name isn't Nancy.
Recommended if you like Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Pulp, and the early Seventies incarnation of the Kinks.
Nancy b/w In My Laboratory drops is on June 25th on Sotones.Live dates:
- 05/18 Mad Ferret, Preston
- 05/26 The Oakwood, Glossop
- 06/24 GlastonFerret Festival, Preston
- 06/29 Mixtup Showcase, Amsterdam (Richard Lomax solo))
- 06/30 Mixtup Showcase, Amsterdam (Richard Lomax solo)
- 09/15 Southsea Fest, Southsea
- 10/20 Bent Brief, Southampton