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Nat Johnson - 28th February 2009

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"Gorgeous vocals" - The Guardian

"Nat Johnson's at times vaguely Smiths-like melodies and beautiful, Tracey Thornesque voice..." - The Times

Former singer, songwriter and guitarist of Monkey Swallows the Universe, Nat Johnson has embarked on a solo adventure. She has already made two critically acclaimed MSTU albums, a host of festival and radio appearances and has toured with Richard Hawley and the Long Blondes. Live, Nat uses a loop pedal to create backing vocals and other instrumentation. Her debut solo single, "Dirty Rotten Soul" is shortly to be released.

"8/10. Ex-Monkey Swallows The Universe singer Johnson launches her solo career with a rattling, traditional Nashville juke-joint hoedown. Once heard, the whipsmart chorus won't be forgotten." - Planet Sound

"There's no doubt about it - this is modern UK country music. In fact, it is reasonably close to country classic 'Jolene' except on this version, instead of harpy-voiced Dolly Parton taking charge it is none other than silken voiced Nat Johnson of Monkey Swallows the Universe fame. This is a woman with such a vocal gift that it is hard to think of anything that she could sing badly." - TastyZine