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"Grand, rich, high-class melancholia. Get Your Goth On."
Dave Kendall, creator of MTVâ€™s â€œ120 Minutesâ€ and host on Sirius/XMâ€™s "First Wave"
DJ Cruel Britannia of the Fadeout Weekly Dark Alternative says â€œTheir sound is an accessible yet dark blend of well constructed tracks which would be just as at home in the closing credits of a film as they would by themselves on your MP3 player.â€
Paul V of LA's Indie 103.1 & MoheakRadio Los Angeles and award winning blogger says "Definite Peter Murphy Vibe"
Jason Compton of "The Sadness" says about Johnathan|Christian "Truly some of the most original goth sounds I have heard in a long while, true to the genre without sounding like a parody or a carbon copy"
Piers Sixx of Nightbreed Radio,The widest range of dark alternative music in the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. calls Johnathan|Christian "Epic"!
Cathedral 13 Goth Radio calls Johnathan|Christian "Intoxicating"!
â€œLushly Darkâ€¦Epicâ€¦Beautifulâ€¦.â€ Are how fans of Johnathan|Christian describe their sound, an exciting new collaborative between Johnathan Mooney and Christian Granquist with their debut album slated for release Winter 2012.
With music thatâ€™s being compared to classic Mission and The Cure and vocalâ€™s that have evoked comparisons to Peter Murphy, David Bowie and even Peter Steele, Johnathan|Christian have been rapidly building their base and gaining the attention of bloggers and radio stations.
Although both Johnathan and Christian are no strangers to the dark rock scene, it was completely by fate that these two musiciansâ€™ paths would cross. Johnathan Mooney was the keyboardist for the acclaimed New York dark band â€œThe New Creaturesâ€ now living in Orange County, California, and Christian Granquist is the vocalist/keyboardist for the Stockholm based band â€œThe Atom".
Johnathan Mooney: â€œBeing more of a composer then a lyrical writer, my music is all voxless. When I come up with an idea for a song, itâ€™s not just a song, itâ€™s a vision. Iâ€™m actually hearing a whole storyline in my head like someone whoâ€™s scoring to a film. When I heard one of his Atom tracks on Soundcloud, my mouth dropped. I was like â€œTHATâ€™s the voice Iâ€™m looking for."
Christian Granquist: â€œLyrically I seek inspiration in pretty dark themes: conflicts, separations anxiety and death. These require a certain type of quasi-cinematic ambiance which Iâ€™m not fully able to convey in my own music. Johnathan, on the other hand, had it already perfectly wrapped in a black little box. I directly saw that my voice structure and lyrics would be a perfect fit with his picturesque style of writing very emotional music.â€
With The New Creatures, Johnathan Mooney played alongside well known dark heavies including Cellist Julia Kent (Rasputina and also a New Creature member), Faith & The Muse, Human Drama, The Wake, The Last Dance, Lestat, Sky Cries Mary, Voltaire, Empire Hideous, Christian Death's Rozz Williams and most notably earning the ire of Sisterâ€™s front man Andrew Eldritch whom after seeing The New Creatures mere days before they were scheduled to open for SOM decided they were â€œToo Gothâ€.
Singer Christian Granquist is a legend in the Stockholm post punk scene. Having played with members of the Swedish pop trio Day Behavior, heâ€™s currently active in the Stockholm band â€œThe Atomâ€ on Swedish indie label Vesper Recordings, which recently released their new album, â€œFirst Deadly Stepsâ€.
Johnathan|Christians' new album will be available on iTunes and Amazon, Early 2013.
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