Blow dust off the covers of the L.J. Almanac.

Lego Johnson is the new secret alter-ego live band incarnation of international DJ / Remixers The Loose Cannons. Having spent 2010 consolidating their reputation as club & festival favourites on the decks & putting out solid, critically acclaimed remixes for everyone from Rihanna to Katy Perry, Justice to Lady Gaga, the duo simultaneously decided that their own new record would have to reflect the seismic shift they themselves were both sensing & hungering for in the scene.

So it was that they recruited three new players & set about making a proper, balls to the wall live rock album - drums, bass, guitars. The lot. And all of this with a view to take a real live, tasty, nasty, big show out on the road in 2012 in support of their debut Long Player "The Ballad Of Lego Johnson".

The London-based 5-piece have already begun stirring up trouble on the live circuit, with sold-out, secret shows at 229 & the infamous Troubadour in Earl's Court, the buzz from which generating interest as far afield as Dubai, Paris & led them to garner a prestigious 6pm slot on the Main Stage at this year's Secret Garden Festival. Those who caught the old Loose Cannons live band can attest to the fact that they always knew how to put on a charismatic, kinetic show - but this new Johnson creation is an entirely different animal; punk fused with Bolan - Victorian Horror with drums & keytars.

The first single "Television" caught the ear of Extreme Publishing who, in partnership with MTV, immediately snapped them up & signed them to their brand new Hype Music label in LA. The potency of that partnership has already started to bear fruit as Lego Johnson tracks have subsequently been used in Jersey Shore & on the 2011 Emmy Awards Show, to name just a couple.

 The band also recently performed to a sold-out crowd at the highly prestigious Studio One in Abbey Road Studios, London - an occurrence they themselves refer to as life changing - & those live recordings are due for release before the end of 2011.

They are currently putting the finishing touches to their album "The Ballad of..." but you can already download 5 tracks from it now as a special preview to whet your hungry appetites. Get on board the Johnson Train before you get left behind. After all, They're so The Next…

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