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Johnny5thWheel&TheCowards – Nancy/In My Laboratory

Mad Ferret regulars Johnny5thWheel&The Cowards are back with a new double A side release.

The last release was magical, cheery and a little bit creepy.

“Nancy” the first of the two tracks, is a slow, brooding affair which evolves into a manic, obsessive tale of Nancy Muscott. We hear and see our character haunted by library maids with a huge eye and taunted by an alarm clock with weird legs.

Strange, original and miles outside the box the whole thing is beguilingly spooky.

Not for those who are scared by odd cartoons or by library employees, the video is below:

“In my laboratory”, the second helping is a bizarre, confusing mix of Phantom of the Opera and The Muppets.

The video flutters between being incomprehensible and hilarious, it’s a triumph of idiocy, a creation of messing about and coming up with something tremendous.

Musically, there’s a wooden block as the main backing instrument and the haunted house backing vocals are all a bit children’s TV version of Dracula.

Having said that when you mix it with the weirdly accented “In my laboratory” and punky crashing instruments it is a wonderfully strange composition.

You can watch the video, starring a fantastic puppet and Frankenstein below:

The two songs are available to download from the band’s official Bandcamp page.


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