JOHN—the post-hardcore London duo of John Newton (drums, lead vocals) and Johnny Healey (guitar, backing vocals)—released “Stadium of No,” the final track off their new album Nocturnal Manoeuvres, out this Friday, October 8th via the band's own Pets Care imprint and Brace Yourself Records.
The frenetic and impressively angular “Stadium of No” features spiked riffs, overdriven interludes and soaring choruses, packed into a tight runtime that sits just under three minutes. Its off-kilter video directed by their friends Henry Dartnall and Thomas Bonsu-Dartnall of Young Knives finds the Dartnall brothers standing in on behalf of JOHN, while the Johns film the eye-popping performance. “In parallel to the recurring motif of twenty-four hour work that runs throughout the album’s track listing, stadiums appear as hopelessly redundant monuments when they’re empty - only activated by the bodies that inhabit them. The song’s a nod to the often-overwhelming conditions of our present: a stadium-like crowd of opinions trying to shout on top of one another,” says Newton of “Stadium of No.”