With World Cup Mania at a fever pitch it’s time to shove that ‘irritating samba’ roughly into touch, take the spirit of New Order and infuse some epic melodrama , as Welsh Indie-pop outfit John MOuse return with their new single, ‘I Was A Goalkeeper’. With guitar hooks off a Goals Of The Season Montage and a tune reminiscent of The Banana Splits, this sparky duet between John and Gareth David (lead singer from Los Campesinos) is an anthem to childhood and bonding power of soccer.
‘I Was A Goalkeeper’ is the title track from John MOuse’s forthcoming 4th album, available as a download on 26th May via Crocfingers. ‘Goalkeeper’ marks John’s first new material since 2010’s acclaimed Humber Dogger Forties. John MOuse was one of the first acts to be announced to play GreenMan 2014 Festival alongside BEIRUT, Neutral Milk Hotel and First Aid Kit. ‘I Was A Goalkeeper’ is a three minute pop song about growing up, lost relationships and a recurring theme in John MOuse’s output, being short. Imagine if The Smiths had sung ‘Three Lions’, or Oasis had done, ‘World In Motion’, welcome to your new favourite terrace anthem! ‘I Was A Goalkeeper’!
John MOuse has variously described as ‘A Welsh Beck, ‘Kurt Wagner with issues’ or ‘A Less Funny Half Man Half Biscuit’. Under his previous incarnation JT Mouse he worked with Sweet Baboo (aka Steven Black) and recorded sessions for BBC 6 Music, while in 2010 he scored as cult hit with a song about a gay romance, with a duet with daytime BBC daytime presenter Steve Jones. Airplay support for John MOuse includes Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, Mary Anne Hobbs, Chris Hawkins & Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, Adam Walton & Bethan Elfyn on BBC Radio Wales.
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