The artwork is by the same artist as for the EP discussed in the earlier post but fortunately this time he is credited: Lewes Herriot, who is a 25 year old self taught illustrator/artist from… Birmingham. The artwork is again wonderful with the illustrations perfectly complementing the photography of the city. It even comes with a map of places in the city important to the band, The Barfly, The Flapper, Bullring, Hall Green Library etc. Now all that is needed is for someone to do a google maps mash-up of the locations to create a ‘Johnny Foreigner City Tour’. [EDIT: thanks to J clicky clicky (see comments) I now know that the band have already done the mash-up with places/lyrics/songs on the map]
The music lives up to the graphic design and the band are even better live. Pictures below are from their gig at the Roadmender, Northampton, 30th May 2008.
— words by Paul
— pictures by Paul and Elizabeth