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A playground fight may not be the most promising start to the creation of a band; however, it was from these fractious beginnings that the story of ARDENTJOHN (pronounced Ardent John) began, some time ago on the Scottish Isle of Bute when future musician types Alan Shields and Keiron Mason came to blows.

Happily, following an unexpected reunion on Edinburghé─˘s Princess Street in 2005, the two former pugilists decided to forget the unsavoury incident and to begin to make music together. Singing guitarist Keiron and singing bassist Alan have since been joined by Mark Abbott (lead guitar), Seth Marron (drums / percussion), Linda Tym (cello / xylophone / vocals) and Dorota Wojtowicz (violins), some of whom are from places as diverse as Crieff, New York and Alberta.

Now if any fights occur they are related to the music, which they make on a variety of instruments whilst recording anywhere they can, including friendsé─˘ box rooms, church attics and loch-side cottages. And out of those very box rooms, attics and scenic cottages has come the lush, languid sounds of their debut album, é─˛On The Wireé─˘ which is released on their own Slow Train label on January 25th 2010.

Before then comes the Label Fandango release of é─˛Homeé─˘ / é─˛Where All Paths Leadé─˘, a double AA-side download single which joins the pantheon of gently euphoric Fandango releases by the likes of Broken Records and Fanfarlo. Because, like much of the rest of the parent album, both tracks represent a near-perfect balance of sweetness and blight which sees ARDENTJOHN nod towards the melancholy of Doves, the yearning of Fleet Foxes and the pop nous of Paul Simon. Nice.

é─˛Homeé─˘ / é─˛Where All Paths Leadé─˘ will bravely kickstart the new year, being released on January 4th 2010. Not only that, but the very same week ARDENTJOHN head down to big old London Town to partake of the annual Pandamonium! event.

Nuances -
Nuances
Softer Still
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Turtle Bay -
Turtle Bay
Softer Still
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409 -
409
Habitats
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Flyway -
Flyway
Graceland
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Bravado -
Bravado
Habitats
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Helium -
Helium
Chris Hornsby
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Clubhouse -
Clubhouse
Habitats
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Bliss -
Bliss
Softer Still
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New Age -
New Age
Softer Still
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WILD ESCAPE -
Wild Escape
The Traps
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Jungles EP -
Jungles Ep
Habitats
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CD: £2.49

Boogie Waltzer -
Boogie Waltzer
Habitats
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KNIFE -
Knife
White Giant
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Car Deborah -
Car Deborah
Seazoo
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North Coast -
North Coast
Huskies
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Panda Pains -
Panda Pains
Seazoo
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Peace of Mind -
Peace Of Mind
Habitats
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Lightweight -
Lightweight
Zulu Pearls
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Feel Safe -
Feel Safe
Albert Gold
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Diamond Days -
Diamond Days
Habitats
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Milk & Honey -
Milk & Honey
Felt Tip
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Roundabout -
Roundabout
The Starkins
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Love Or Pity -
Love Or Pity
Felt Tip
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Lost Army -
Lost Army
Delooze
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Sweden -
Sweden
The Machine Room
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Medicines -
Medicines
Ed Zealous
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Aching Bones EP -
Aching Bones Ep
Nadine Shah
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Welfare State
Welfare State" / "sovereign
Ultrasound
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Teenage Sky
Teenage Sky" / "eighteen (acoustic)
Town
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Actions
Actions" / "circles
Films Of Colour
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'Whole Town's Heart' -
'whole Town's Heart'
Redtrack
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World's End / Devil's Son -
World's End / Devil's Son
Lupen Crook
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Better / Suitcase -
Better / Suitcase
Rob The Rich
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Home -
Home
Ardentjohn
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Bleed Victoria -
Bleed Victoria
Sketches
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Bright Lights / Got A Lover -
Bright Lights / Got A Lover
Capital
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Speak To Me Bones -
Speak To Me Bones
Land Of Talk
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Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete -
Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete
Quad Riot
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Games / Wild Birds / Valentine -
Games / Wild Birds / Valentine
The Moths!
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This Town / Grow Your Own -
This Town / Grow Your Own
The On Offs
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