rock poncery can be a bigger turn off than a hairy back, which is why
Johnny Poindexter must be something special... Dark and atmospheric, using
a singer as an instrument, rather than a star, they paint soundscapes
to raise all aforementioned hairs, then knock the breath out of you"
album is more of an experience, something that has to be worked through
but the listener is richer for it at the end... it is music with a strange,
dark quality to it"
this is superb, dark maybe but superb all the same"
Poindexter rely on atmospheric music, much like Hope of the States. The
EP is good and I'm sure that they will only get better"
band have great potential. They have a cool sound and with this EP, take
some steps toward providing it. The only thing missing is the confidence
to make 10 minute swirling epics from what they have, as the songs thoroughly
deserve to be longer."
quality displayed is unquestionable and JP will no doubt evolve and improve
as any band with this many creative thoughts and designs couldn't possibly
fail to do, without being extremely lazy of course"
solemn tracks of grey landscapes, bits of random plastic blowing on barbed
wire fences and rain soaked winter roads... This is Johnny Poindexter's
world. Inspired by the likes of Mogwai, with a good slice of electronica,
it's perfect for a quiet night in lying on your bed"
fellow Yorkshire dwellers Hood their music is both melancholy and highly
experimental yet somewhere in between they produce songs which are compelling
and original (4/5)"
you prefer your music a little more challenging, a little more
getting there though and this is very, very promising material."
Poindexter don't waste a single line, effect or chord. My only worries
for them are whether this EP merely the result of some ridiculously visionary
studiobound skills or whether they can actually play this stuff live"
music of Johnny Poindexter may not be classed as 'upbeat' and 'full of
joy' but it is rather good"
bulletproof and oh so British, burgeoning quintet Johnny Poindexter are
the missing link between Echo and the Bunnymen's dulcet romanticism and
Muse's over-the-top theatrics; swirling atmospherics drown out the vocals,
which are drawn from a host of vocalists in a sea of magnificent melodrama"
"JP's main strength is the way in which their lengthy,
moody songs can combine so many sounds. 'We Meet By Accident' contains
a huge distorted guitar riff... 'Place Your Trust In Empty Spaces' sounds
like Joy Division, very dark, bass-led and with harsh vocals, only with
the song length doubled by playing it at half speed (miraculously, this
works)... 'Madeline', with the trebly guitars, nice twinkly noises and
harmonised vocals create a perfect ending"
"But, like the new kid in school, Johnny Poindexter seems a little unsure, a little unsteady on his feet yet with a certain je n'ai sais something that sets him and apart. He looks the part, he walks the part and he sure as hell talks the talk to get the part"
"Taking off with 'We Meet By Accident' that's all tight and fraught, very wired until it ex and implodes into some pretty stunning guitar blasts... 'Place Your Trust In Empty Spaces'... is pretty much like a Germanic take on Sigur Rós... 'Empty Shores on Desolate Beaches'... intriguing and more than a little lovely... the scary 'Madeline' with its glockenspieling, light percussion and chimes... Good stuff"
"The music is nigh on impossible to categorise... but one fictitious Norwich radio presenter, if asked to comment on Johnny Poindexter, would be sure to thrust his fist in the air and shout 'Jurassic Park' triumphantly"
"Perfect floating panoramic paranoia... Ghostly
angel chorus vocals interlaced with subtle background guitars"