Josh Johnstone | Call in Whispers

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Call in Whispers

by Josh Johnstone

'Call in Whispers' is the long awaited debut album from Australian singer/songwriter Josh Johnstone. The 10 track album features the songs: Walls, Rain Dancer, Front Light, Change Like The Weather and Brave Tin Soldiers.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Walls
3:53 $0.99
2. Change Like the Weather
3:42 $0.99
3. Brave Tin Soldiers
3:59 $0.99
4. Rain Dancer
3:52 $0.99
5. Call in Whispers
3:29 $0.99
6. Front Light
3:18 $0.99
7. Radiate
3:40 $0.99
8. Only Way I Know
3:13 $0.99
9. She's a Hurricane
3:32 $0.99
10. Castaways
4:08 $0.99
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Album Notes
“It must be said that the voice of Josh Johnstone, both sweet and slightly husky, provides an incredibly real feel. Our man has really carved a voice to appeal to a wide audience from all walks of music.”
Musicwaves Magazine (France)

“Powerful. 4 Stars”
The Music

After being based in Melbourne and touring throughout the east coast of Australia, The USA, UK, Europe and Asia in his various bands for 10 years, Josh moved back to his home town of Fremantle in 2012.

To launch his solo career, Josh released debut EP ‘Half a World Away’ – a 6 track release comprising of old demos from the archives which were simply polished up and put out to the public. First single from the EP ‘Reckless’ was written and recorded in Italy with producer Fabio Tumini over a 4-day wine-soaked burst of creativity, and mixed back in Perth by Andy Lawson (Basement Birds, Eskimo Joe). The EP took fans on a journey through four particularly eventful years of Josh’s life, both musically and emotionally. Josh explains, “I think that the EP has multiple personality disorder of the musical variety. One track dabbles in dance grooves with synth, the next has a country twang, then some ‘60s organs with warm breathy vocals take place, and then an acoustic ballad to finish off. But at the end of the day, the thing that ties it all together is melody, meaning, and an emphasis on writing songs that connect with people. There is no wrong or right with music. Music is everybody’s therapy, it is there to make you feel emotion, whatever that emotion may be”.

For the past 12 months Josh has been busy in the studio writing and recording his debut album with Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermain. The now completed album is titles 'Call in Whispers' and is available worldwide as of 22nd April 2016. Two singles from the album have just been released; ‘Rain Dancer’ and ‘Front Light’ both of which you will find online with a little help from your ol’ mate Google… and if you don’t, then you will just have to go and see it performed live. Hit up the TOURS page for national and international tour dates.

Taking cues from the sounds of Boy & Bear, The Temper Trap, Matt Corby and Bob Evans, and marrying them with the pop sensibilities of acts like Foster The People and Empire Of The Sun, Josh’s experience writing for a range of stylistically different projects – as well as co-writing with Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe), Davey Lane (You Am I), Steve Parkin (Basement Birds), and Jen Chloer – has given him the perfect education to meld rock and pop together in sublimely diverse and catchy ways.

Of course the live arena is where Josh shines, with his various acts impressing punters when on the bill for the Big Day Out, Australia Survival Day Concert, Rock the Bay Festival (VIC) and St Kilda Festival (VIC), as well as supporting the likes of Gotye, The Waifs, John Butler Trio, Sleepy Jackson, Little Red, Children Collide, Eskimo Joe, Shihad, Gyroscope and more. International highlights include playing Positivus Festival (Latvia), Summer Sound (Latvia), IPO (LA, USA), Zagare Cherry Festival (Lithuania), Ollesummer (Estonia), OrowHaus Festival (Berlin, Germany) and Karju Rock Festival (Finland), as well as unforgettable shows at iconic Los Angeles venues ‘The Viper Room’ and ‘House Of Blues’



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