Record review: Johnny and The Giros – ‘The Day That Friction Overcame Fun’

Frenetic fast paced electro awaits you on ‘The Day That Friction Overcame Fun’, a bouncy number that echoes New Order with the addition of modern day indie ingredients – spindly, pointed guitar patterns; tight and tempered drumming; and cart wheeling vocals that attack again and again.


So far so good, structurally they’ve put a middle eight before the solo which feels out of place but everything else about this track screams quality.

With a name like Johnny and The Giros, I should expect an enthralling live show that could pull the top of this track and really push further than this glass ceiling track takes you.

It’s a good show all in all, but feels limited once moved into the studio.

Words: Matthew Slater



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