London/Brighton trio Johnny Kills release bouncy, lackadaisical surf-pop bop ‘Help Me Out’ and announce title and release date for their debut EP: ‘Panic’ out November 20th via Killing Moon.
Tackling the confusion and cluelessness of early adulthood with their frantic fuzz-drenched but largely light-hearted garage-rock, Johnny Kills ruminate on life’s less pressing problems. Committing room silencing faux pas, self-imposed boredom and fretting over communication in the early phase of relationships are just some of the themes taking central stage in their modern life vignettes, tied together for the first time in a four-track collection, aptly titled ‘Panic’.
This upcoming EP ramps up the feeling of early-20s anxiety, not least as the three band members, brothers Tim and Lewis Lloyd-Kinnings and amigo-in-noise Cameron Gipp, slide further away from their adolescence. Responsibility, identity and reality looming ever darker on the horizon.
In keeping with this, Tim describes the themes behind ‘Help Me Out’: “It’s about getting to a stage where you have some big life questions – what career do I want? Where do I want to live? What do I really care about? – to which the answers are all a resounding ‘I don’t have a scooby, mate’. It’s about having a blank slate in front of you and it just freaking you out, and hoping someone else will sort it all out for you.”