John J Presley releases explosive single "Rise and Fall" [IAI Premiere]

Photo Credit: Steve Gullick 

Enigmatic singer-songwriter John J Presley today releases his explosive new single "Rise And Fall", the new track taken off the acclaimed guitarist's anticipated forthcoming debut album.

Coinciding with the release of the new single, Presley will support Howling Bells front-woman Juanita Stein on her solo project throughout her UK tour this November.

Presley's previous single release "True Love Waits" entered the Radio X Playlist & broke top 20 on Amazing Radio Charts and Presley's return "Rise And Fall" displays the blend of a driving, up-tempo rhythm section with a down-tuned, feedback-heavy Hofner President guitar.

"Rise and Fall" shows Presleys sonic versatility, which has gained support across the board from broadsheets to national radio. The song has real depth and intensity and the guitarist stretches his song-writing ability and reaches new territory.

“Rise and Fall pushed and pulled at me, explains John, "I was really focusing on saturating the amp and using the guitar as percussively as I could. I wanted to capture the energy, the nuance...the sonic power”.

The strength of Presley's creative identity has seen him be part of Duke Garwood's live band, and live shows for Ed Harcourt.

With influences ranging from John Coltrane to The Kills, and Nick Cave to PJ Harvey, Presleys roots are placed in the blues but his own genre-bending sound forms a hybrid of electric blues rock and classic songwriting, which sits closely besides the likes of Jack White and Mark Lanegan.

Upcoming live dates 2018 - With Juanita Stein
17 November - Leeds, Headrow House
18 November - Liverpool, Sound
19 November - Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
21 November - Manchester, Eagle Inn
23 November - London, Courtyard Theatre
24 November - Birmingham, Cuban Embassy
25 November - Brighton, Latest Music Bar

12 January - Rockaway Beach Festival

On tour with Blood Red Shoes
26 January - London, Borderline (sold out)
30 January - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
31 January - Glasgow, Stereo
2 February - Brussels, Rotonde (sold out)
3 February - Groningen, Vera
4 February - Hamburg, Molotow (sold out)
5 February - Berlin, Privatclub (sold out)
6 February - Amsterdam, Sugar Factory (sold out)
8 February - Paris, Ephemere