01
Oct

Information Supersliproad

Do you lie awake at night wondering what we’re up to, worrying you might have missed some vital bit of information? Well, us too tbh. Our band has been going since the 80s and I’ve only just worked out how to Mailing List. So, give us your email and you’ll get fun stuff, news and stuff like that, as well as knowing about things we’re selling/doing/playing before we feel obliged to blog about them. We totally won’t sell this list to Discount Goods Warehouses or Wealthy Plane-crash-bereaved Arab Princes. xoxo

Subscribe to our mailing list, it’s that little box on the right down there. kthxbyx
01
Oct

EXPANSION TEAM

HELLO FRIENDS ON THE INTERNET
This is a pr thingy listing all the FUN THINGS we’re doing in October, before we go start recording the kind of songs bands do after their fourth album. d’you know any cheap brass sections?
Anyway, if you didn’t know, Me and Junior have music hobbies called Yr Friends and Fridge Poetry respectively, and over the summer we formed a pet band called Yr Poetry. It’s designed to be thrown in a car to play all those house shows we’d get invited to if we actually did live in Chicago. Like band l.a.r.ping. We made a record with Dom and it came out so well we reckon we can at least recoup the cost of using our real band’s production values with the kind of bank balances you’d associate with a couple of guys too stupid to stop at having one band. It’s out 10/10/14, download & hella handmade ltd cd+booklet, we hope you like ittttttttttttttttttttttttttt
It’s been so long since we put on the VS shows that our inflatable palm trees have died. But shops still bake cake and we’re still awesome at choosing support bands.
"Yr Friends Don’t Care What You Look Like" is my second bedroom solo EP of the year and will totally pay the council tax on the house i leave empty to go play shows.
OCT 10th Yr Poetry EP 
"No Tribes" on cd/dl from Yrfriends.bandcamp.com 
"Omstart Sessions" is Junior’s bedroom solo career, featuring guest sings from Lint, Burning Alms, The Spills and more, with added real drums and fancy production
Full on 5 piece rock action with Ben joining us  on the Live Visuals Systematron, we cannot wait to be the burniest family on the beach.
and then a bunch of stuff that’s either sold out or secret and then that thing its way too early to mention yet
thanks for reading/listening/being interested enough that we can do all this crazy stuff. We’d love any publicity / reviews for No Tribes, if you are one of them “music bloggers” then hit us up for promo bumf..
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be excellent to each other
x alexei

    

02
Sep

JOHNNY FOREIGNER EAT BIRMINGHAM THEN THROW IT UP OVER LONDON

Someone else should really be in charge of what we call these little adventures, but anyway: We’re doing these two fun shows in October, in Bham and London, and you should travel from where-ever it is you live to come see them.

BIRMINGHAM! THE FLAPPER! FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER

TICKETS £7

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Back to the Flapture, with support from the following rad music acts:

 ”A Carter USM for the 21st Century” Playlounge!

My girlfriends new favourite band: Noyo Mathis!

The dude from Stagecoach: Uncle Luc!

and thennnnnnnnnnnnn

LONDON! BIRTHDAYS! SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER 

TICKETS £7

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support from  the only two good bands left in birmingham two of our favourite bands from the last couple of years

Smalltown Americas finest/Local heroes: Burning Alms!

3 GUITAR GIANT MELODY ROCK: Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam!

(and it’s also our closest UK show to my actual birthday, just sayin)

Cool. it’s been a while since we put on any parties ourselves, so someone has to bring cake plz. And fix the holes in our inflatable palm trees.

There’ll be a bunch more shows but we’re not gonna be touring the UK for the rest of the year. THESE SHOWS WILL BE WORTH TRAVELLING FOR/SEE YOU THERE xoxoxo

01
Sep

JOHNNY FOREIGNERS GIANT ART AUCTION 2014

Hey remember that time we (Lewes and Jun) made some awesome giant one off photo pieces and we put them on ebay to fund that big tour we went on? Well this is that, 2014 edition.

There’s 5 20”x15” size like these: image

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and 4 30” x 20” size like these:

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CLICKY HERE TO SEE ALL OF THEM AND DO EBAY

Happy bidding (idk what that even means but its what ebay people say right?) Your have a week xxxxoxoxox

28
Aug

yr friends ruined it for all of us

wearenotyrfriends:

image25 months since i last lost my bandcamp logins, Ruined It For All Of Us is the first of two little YF EPs that I’ve been working on and off the last few weeks. Please listen/share/buy, September is rubbish cos i’m always broke. TY i hope you like it and it makes you sad in all the right places XOXO

24
Aug
12
Aug

Lame-O Records Signs Johnny Foreigner!

Lame-O Records Signs Johnny Foreigner, the movie

12
Aug

So we’ve spoke about this in dribs and drabs but now everything is official and announced, here’s a story about us and our sweet new American parents

All our grievances about not being famous enough in the US can now be directed towards LAME-O RECORDS of Philadelphia. No srs, it’s a privilege to be the first UK band on their label but it feels like a natural extension of how much Philladelphia makes us feel at home when we’re there. Ahhhhh♡♥♡♥♡♥♡. Modern Baseball and The Weaks and Johnny Foreigner package tour plz.

Here are some items to celebrate this joyous metaphorical homecoming:

WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA 

(title as decided as the most useless thing you can ever say to anyone) If yr a Real Fan then this is prolly nothing new, but our first Lame-o release is a handpicked primer of past material for YCDB. It’s also on Spotify and itunes US and UK if you really don’t want us to get paid.

STOP TALKING ABOUT GHOSTS

Click it to viddy ruin porn, relationship breakdown and our show at the borderline a few months ago. A minor motion picture, written and made by our awesome and talented friends from Moral Hangover .THANKS GUYS♥♥♥

(Also appearing on Brooklyn Vegan. Brooklyn Vegan, hipsters us..)

Lame-o’s pressing of the record is going to be on red or clear vinyl, and also lovely, is available on August 19th. clicky here for more info and preordering

K cool. Now signed on three continents and about to go tour a fourth.

For people in Birmingham, London, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Pretoria and Joburg and um, Norwich!, we’ll have some FUN THINGS to say in a few days.

K traa bab xoxo

08
Jul

SOUTH AFRICA YEH

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Well this was inevitable. 

We’re planning to come back to South Africa in October. Tourourarma.

Last time we came, in 2010, we had our hearts totally melted. We’ve played basements, houses and reclaimed bunkers around the world and still that small run of gigs is what we talk about when people ask us the most punk shows we’ve done. There’s this amazingly uncynical and techsavvy and colourful generation that have pretty much set up their own microcosm of the entertainment business,and the practical result of that was a bunch of shows/clubs/media things that felt like a week long community party.

It was incredible and so we want to come do it again and better. We’ll put dates up soon but in the meantime we have a bunch of plans that may or may not be possible. So if you’re Safrican and want to get on board in any way, then get in touch with us.

any arts & crafts peeps/video makers/artists/writers/musicians/self facilitating media nodes and local businesses, anyone that wants to be involved is welcome. Obvs we’re in this to improve our holiday tour but if there was ever a place where we could pull off this ideal of everyone whose into our shit getting a platform for their own shit then this is for sure the place.

We’d also like some form of street team advance ghost patrol to flyer for each show and stick up posters etc, if you volunteer then you’ll get gls and some cool things will happen..

..and that’s pretty much all we can say till we assemble everyone and know how many of our grand plans we can practically achieve. Do any of you own a helicopter? 

If yr interested in being a part of whatever rolling carnival this is going to turn into, mail johnnyforeigner@hotmail.co.uk with where you are and what you do and we’ll be in touch.

SEE YOU SOON ZOMG ITS HAPPENING xoxo

(pic by anja venter)

23
Jun

Things! Stuff!

hello there you guys. So we’re midway thru festival season and you’ve been all sorts of excellent. We still have 2000 trees and One Beat and Truck and some more we can’t talk about yet, but yeh, thanks for coming over to our bit of noise.

now give us money plz.

TWO THINGS OF COMMERCE: 

New Bandcamp! - Alwaysthebarmaidneverthebar.

19 song super-fi live album. (recorded by a proper adult with multiple microphones and a sense of pride)

New Tshirt:::::::

This shirt is a preorder, but preorder now and you get a free exclusive 4 song download ep because we’re kinda excellent too. XOXOXOXO

j o h n n y █████ f o r e i g n e r ♂♀♂♂

the mandy morbid of indie rock. never got the cash for flights but we've sure seen a lot of cock. put our best shots on our own blogs and hope to god we're still hot. cos between us, you, and her, i think that's all we've got.

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