A limited edition 7” and Digital single taken from their debut album ‘Roman Radio’ which is already receiving strong radio support from BBC 6 Music and Radio 2.
The b-side is an exclusive track called ‘Padre Volante’
It’s about a Brazilian priest who tried to break the flying record by tying balloons to a chair and floating off, it didn’t end well!
They’re heading out on a UK tour in March.
NAT JOHNSON is the former singer, songwriter and guitarist of Monkey Swallows the Universe – a Sheffield based five piece band who released two critically acclaimed albums earlier in the decade, toured the UK with Richard Hawley, the Long Blondes and Camera Obscura, were profiled in The Sun and the Guardian, played a host of festivals and performed live sessions for the likes of XFM, 6music and Radio 4‘s Loose Ends.
Since the band split in 2008 Nat has embarked on what has so far proved to be a very fruitful solo career with her single for Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation ‘Dirty Rotten Soul’ made Single of the Week by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music.
Their debut album with her new backing band The Figureheads (featuring MSTU co-founder Kevin Gori, Chris Loftus of Fury of the Headteachers and Neil Piper of Champion Kickboxer) was released on the 19th of October 2009 along with the double ‘A’ side single ‘Wonderful Emergency’ b/w ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ two weeks earlier.