MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SUNDAY, JULY 23RD
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 04-11-2013

Johnathan Markwood Releases Debut LP “Welcome To Planet Earth”

Bookmark and Share
Email: smccauley@mondotunes.com
Website: http://www.mondotunes.com
English rocker Johnathan Markwood has released his debut long-playing record, “Welcome to Planet Earth.” The record is comprised of 9 original tracks for a playing time of approximately 40 minutes. The record is a return to the pop-rock sensibilities of the disco era, when bass lines were prominent and funky, when drums were understated and mellow on the cymbals, and when dancing was the most important musical accompaniment.

The immediate feeling when Markwood's record begins to play is that it is extremely groovy and demands more volume. The second thought is that the David Bowie connection is unavoidable. Needless to say, Markwood's sonic similarities with Bowie cannot be a bad thing, particularly when Markwood's record is so uniquely his own with so many excellent (and rare) attributes. Perhaps this is part of what Markwood intends with his title; it is as if he means to say, “Nevermind spiders from Mars, just look around you. Welcome to Planet Earth!”

Perhaps foremost among these wonderful attributes, strange to say, is his remarkable lyric character. Markwood's “Welcome...” is as full of narration and storytelling as an early western folk song. His lyrics are the kind that audiences sing while they dance because everyone knows the words. There is brilliant intelligence behind every line, and no part of his ingenious record can be called cliché or shallow. Consider, for instance, his literary allusion to Shelley's “Frankenstein.” He croons:

“Mary Shelley has deserted me. She created me...That's so cruel – and I'm so blue!”

Still, neither is Johnathan Markwood pretentious or trying to impress anyone. The distinct impression is that Markwood has put all of his being into the rhythm and shake of his album, and the effect is wholly fun, exuberant at times, and every bit as worthy of solo dances in the living room as disco ever was – much more so, in fact, because Markwood's music is less trite.

“I think it’s upbeat and uplifting!” says Markwood of his debut record. “It draws on a kind of 70s disco funk vibe in some of the songs, some of which are stories (in the tradition of my writing for [my former band] The Hoo-Hah Conspiracy) and some are more personal. 'Superman' for example, is inspired by the birth of my daughter and how amazing fatherhood makes you feel. We’d bring our baby to the studio just before bath time. She used to point at the speakers and shout, 'dancing!' So we’d put on whatever track I was working on that day, and we’d watch as she’d happily leap about, giggle and dance away. She’s the inspiration and I guess the message, too – 'dancing!'”

In addition to Bowie, Markwood names Nile Rodgers & Chic, Talking Heads, and The Beatles as main artistic influences. Elements of each are easily noted in his poppy, synth-and-bass sound, adding to the beauty that is this first offering from one of the UK's most promising songwriters. Waiting for his second LP to hear him would be foolhardy.

“Welcome to Planet Earth” by Johnathan Markwood is available online everywhere beginning April 11, 2013.

-S. McCauley
Staff Press Release Writer
MondoTunes

The LP “Welcome to Planet Earth” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

MondoTunes (www.mondotunes.com) supplies the largest music distribution in the world and provides upstream services for many major labels in search of breakout artists. While most independent distributors reach only 45-50 retailers despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees, MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100 world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

eMail -

hoohahproductions@me.com


website -

www.jonathanmarkwood.com

Twitter:

@jonnymarkwood

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Versatile Haitian American Singer/Songwriter Natalie Jean Releases New World Album

Sound Behavior Troupe Take A Swipe At Bay Area PC Culture In Latest Single

Handshake & Ice Cream Helps Artists Monetize Their Facebook Followers

NABIHA Comes Good On 'IOU' To Fans

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

First Acts For ADE LIVE Announced: Hercules & Love Affair, Fatima Yamaha, Anna Of The North, Phlake, Vessels And More

Gospel Blues Singer/Songwriter, Kimberlee M. Leber, Reveals How To 'Fight The Good Fight Of Faith' In Her New Music Video



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Merlin Member Survey 2017
» Baserock Launches Immersive Bass-Frequency Backpack
» Killer Tracks Launches GUM Tapes
» MusicDish Review: Kenn Rowell Music Video "It's Good To Be Back"
» Edison Research: Broadcast Radio Controls More Than Three-Fifths Of Canadian Listening
» China Music Licensing Pioneer Mathew Daniel Moves To NetEase Cloud Music
» IndieNinja, An Artist Services Marketplace, Launches At A2IM Indie Week In NYC
» THE BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC KICKS OFF A SUMMER OF PERFORMANCES, CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS
» Suzann Christine's New Single "Dope Queen"
» Legendary Musician Proud To Be Named New Animals Asia Ambassador


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Music Streaming Service: The Next Frontier For Tesla And Elon Musk
» Generation Z: Meet The Young Millennials
» MusicDish Review: Xi'an Post-Punk Band FAZI 3rd Album "Heart Of Desire"
» Aloft Hotels And MTV Spotlight Top Asia Pacific Music Talent
» Canadian Sounds In China (CSC)
» QQMusic: From Streaming Service To Integrated Music Content Producer
» Music Works International Expands Team, Roster And Global Reach
» BMG Partners With Chinese Social Network Momo
» MusicDish Music Releases In China: SLC, HearIM, Tom Ricci, Voodoo Swing
» ASCAP And YouTube Reach Multi-Year Agreement For US Performance Rights
» Supreme Court Rules Unanimously In Favor Of The Slants
» Longtail Music Provides An Alternative To The On-Demand Algorithm

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.