Review – Andrew Johnston

By: Lindsay Newman

EP: Brace For Impact
Release Date: February 13, 2014
Genre: Indie Pop/Rock

Andrew Johnston hails from Montreal, Quebec.  Johnston is about to go on a two week Ontario tour in support of his latest EP.  The EP was cut short so he can work on a full- length project, which is produced by Dear’s Murray Lightburn.

When I first started listening to this EP I was instantly hooked. Johnston has this clear voice that will bring in any new fan.  The songs on the EP are catchy and are different then any other indie EP.  “The Year Of All Risks” showed off his talent because you couldn’t keep my still while listening to the track and towards the end of the song I was singing along.

I cannot just find only one favourite on this EP. I enjoyed all of the songs and it will be added to my music library.  At the beginning of the EP I thought Johnston sounded like Dallas Green from City and Colour but as the EP progressed I started hearing his own voice.  If you are in to this type of music I suggest checking it out.

If Andrew Johnston is coming to a city near you I suggest checking out his shows and seeing his talent first hand.

Tour Dates:
Fri., May 1st – Oshawa @ Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Sat., May 2nd – Oshawa @ Wasted Space
Sun., May 3rd – Toronto @ The Central
Tues., May 5th – Saint Catherine’s @ Mathay Cafe
Wed.,May 6th – Hamilton @ Homegrown
Thurs., May 8th – Windsor @ The Shire
Sat., May 9th – Guelph @ The Cornerstone
Mon., May 11th – Peterbourough @ The Spill
Tues., May 12th – Kingston @ Musiikki
Wed.,May 13th – London @ APK
Thurs., May 14th – Ottawa @ Cafe Dekuf

Rating: 5/5

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