Legendary Croydon punks JOHNNY MOPED are back with a new single and video that they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
‘Living In A Dream World’ is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album Lurrigate Your Mind, which is set for release through Damaged Goods on 24 May. The follow-up to 2016’s It’s A Real Cool Baby, the 14-track album was produced by longtime associate and former Tenpole Tudor guitarist Dick Crippen.
Formed in 1974, and at various points featuring the likes of Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible in their line-up, Johnny Moped were early performers at London’s legendary Roxy club, going on to release their debut album Cycledelic on Chiswick in 1978. The band were immortalised in the documentary Basically Johnny Moped directed by Sensible’s son Fred Burns, in 2013. Burns is also responsible for the new video.
“It’s hard to be normal,” says longtime guitarist Slimy Toad. “This video was filmed in Rock’n’Roll Robot’s music room and Johnny and his band think you’ll find you just can’t keep a good tune down. I hope you watch it!”
The album’s available to pre-order in a special limited edition bundle here.
Johnny Moped have several dates lined up, including a short German tour and a date at London’s 100 Club. Full dates are…
Feb 23rd – The Front Room, Croydon
March 3rd – Con Club, Lewes
April 20th – Revelations Festival, Harpenden
April 25th – Gleis 22, Munster, GER
April 26th – Museum, Koln, GER
April 27th – Wild At Heart, Berlin, GER
April 29th – Rock n Roll Butterfahrt, Helgoland
April 30th – Kling Klang, Wilhelmshaven, GER
May 1st – Hafenklang, Hamburg, GER
June 8th – 100 Club, London
August 3rd – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
Photo by Alison Wonderland