John Wean is an unsigned Glasgow quartet that self-describes themselves on their official Web site as follows: “four Scottish lads who write songs about love, life and their biggest interest – girls.” Have to give them credit for being honest! Further, they’ve already admitted they’ve made beginners’ mistakes: listening to the wrong people, entrusting their money to the wrong people and going into the studio to try and record before they had rehearsed and played enough and were ready to do it. Despite these early missteps, they’ve committed themselves to the band; all four of them have quit their day jobs in order to spend all their time to make their dream into a reality, and
I’ve only heard this one song, which is purported to be their debut single. Called ‘Desperate Dan (She Told Me She Was Single)’, I think you know where this song is going. (My reaction? My heart went all fuzzy.) It’s been already described on this Web site as “This tune could be bigger than the Loch Ness Monster” (giggle). It’s pretty good for some guys who recently supported Young Rebel Set at King Tuts after the promoter personally asked them to support on the back of an excellent performance opening for Inspiral Carpets’ frontman and now solo artist Tom Hingley there. And come on, you will agree with me that the Scottish brogue is just adorable, right? Listen to ‘Desperate Dan’ below.