Thanks to their fans, John Coffey got to go to Sweden to record their second album with Pelle Gunnerfeldt (Refused, The Hives). Which is a match made in heaven for a band like John Coffey who sound like a caged monster on “Bright Companions”. Their explosive and slightly chaotic mix of punk, hardcore and rock ‘n roll swagger is energetic, dirty and at times very catchy, which is proven from the get-go with “Announce” and “Dirt & Stones”.
“Whispers” and “Me Vs I” are two songs that don’t quite live up to the abovementioned songs but the situation is rectified immediately by “Oh, Oh, Calamity” and single “Featherless Redheads”, which comes with one of the strongest choruses of the album.
Overall “Bright Companions” rocks pretty hard and I’m sure that in a live setting these guys will bring the house down.