JohnMOuseMusic

This is John Mouse. He used to be JT Mouse. He sings songs about the lack of post partum sex, and being short. this is the official page. He is Welsh.

Success on the Kickstarter

Well thank you all so much for pledging and helping us release our 4th Album “I was a Goalkeeper” We were overwhelmed with your help, contributions and support for the project. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

As a thank you we will put all your names on the CD artwork! Also you will get your copies of the album in advance of the official release date, a good couple of weeks before everyone else.

We are really looking forward to getting the art done, getting the album finished and also releasing the single which features Gareth from Los Campesinos! to promote the album.

SWB Artists

We are delighted to have joined forces with the amazing SWB Artists. They will be handling all our live show bookings from here on in.

You can contact them via their website here http://swbartists.com/

Get in touch if you want to book me, or me with the band!

Novella and New album

I run a kickstarter to fund my novella. It’s called The Hospital, and we hit the target. So this book will be available to purchase in February. More details where you can buy the book from to come.

Also Teddy Crocfingers (the producer of Humber Dogger Forties) is hard at work putting the finishing touches to my 4th Album. Currently titled “I was a goalkeeper” the album features some very indie guitar hooky songs, and some spoken word stuff.

The plan is to release this in the Spring. Keep your eyes peeled!

New video, for new single. Out 17/12/12 John MOuse Robbie Savage

John MOuse releases ‘Robbie Savage’ a download only single for sale at one pound on the 17th of December 2012.

'Robbie Savage' is the first release from Valleys born anti-pop hero John MOuse and the follow up to the success of his 2010 alb
um “Humber Dogger Forties”. An excellent individual pop album that featured witty lyrical tales of gay incestual love duets, postpartum sex (or lack of it), a flashing 10 year old sister, crimes of passion and entrapment, all flowing from the foolish dreams of a young boy, who wants his parents to stay married until he is 18. John MOuse has been described as the following. “The Welsh Beck, “Kurt Wagner with sexual issues” and “a cross between a more aggressive Art Brut, and a less funny Half Man Half Buscuit.”

Released just in time for the festive period ‘Robbie Savage’ will shortly be accompanied by a video depicting a touching family scene at the Davies household. Don’t be mistaken, Robbie Savage isn’t about the flowing locked Welsh footballer. No sir, it’s a gentle ode to broken families. The song claimed it’s title when the lyric “Macho Man Randy Savage is frozen in mid air” was misheard. Robbie Savage is a gentle track, with minimal instrumentation, repetitive melody and honest lyrics. 

John MOuse is currently working on recording his fourth album “I was a goalkeeper” which is scheduled for release mid 2013.

New Videos up on here

Well they are not new videos, but they are new to this site. So check them out if you haven’t before.

Welsh Music Prize

I play football weekly with musicians and people involved in the Welsh music industry. Afterwards we go for a drink in the pub near where we play. The Welsh Music Prize has been brought up in topic of conversation quite frequently.

Here is my summary of the thoughts of us all.

1. It is a good thing.

2. The shortlisting process will never be perfect.

3. There will be a bias to guitar/indie music while the 100 people are based around the guitar/indie music part of welsh music. The reason why this is? Maybe it’s because the people who create the prize, know these people, have more of an interest in this genre, and that maybe more of this music is listened to and or put on in Cardiff. I am sure if it was a Bristol music prize, the list of judges would lean to one area more.

4. The benefits of this, the above, is that bands unheard of may get a platform to publicise themselves. Instead of the best blues, jazz, urban, dance, indie, metal, etc etc album all having one big figure head at the top. For example Kutosis in this years nominees.

5. The prize reflects the people in the local, the people who put the prize together.

6. Bands like mine would be chuffed to be nominated.

7. It may be inevitable and for the good of the prize to raise the profile of the prize, and therefore the industry in wales that the most Welsh established wins the prize. For the time being.

8. What is the prize. Is there any money for the winning band.

9. We are talking about the Prize.

10. We all think Cate le bon will win.

New album lyrics - Unhappy

Unhappy

I’ve never been to the country, but i thought that if i wen’t there i would be much happier than i am right now, after living in the city for 12 years. It was really hard at first getting used to milking cows, and walking 10 miles to the nearest post office. But i thought there is light, life will be lighter, but i am as unhappy as i was, and at least in the city the rats were sympathetic.

Even all the goths are happier than me. Iv’e had lupus progressing since 93. Even Arsenals early exit from the Champions League, couldn’t make me happy. I’m unhappy.

Even children laughing bother’s me. Chris Moyles long employment at the BBC. even Arsenals early exit from the Champions League, couldn’t make me happy. I’m unhappy.

Even my kitten purring lovingly. This modern renaissance for the ukulele. Even Arsenals early exit from the Champions League, couldn’t make me happy. I’m unhappy.

A sea view, maybe that would make life ok, but you’ll just end up dying with the curtains closed, watching television that’s on all the time. It’s just television. So who gives a fuck.

Rhondda Rocks?

"I got served… I got Served" The flesh of the 15 year old as she walked past was not unique to this valleys pub. There was plenty of it on show. Apart from thier faces, caked in make up. The Reel Big Fish cover band finish thier last song and i take a sup from my pint of bitter.

This is not the first gig i played in the Rhondda Valleys this year. I had stepped in a couple of time when bands had pulled out at the venue i run/ran in the Cwmparc. Parc Hall, a 300 Capacity Workmans Hall built in 1908 and unused for years since the community dissapeared along with the mines.

The response to songs about gay incest between a midget and giant, the lack of sex postpartum, and killing your group of freinds cause you thought your missus wanted to sleep with at least all of them, had lets say a mixed response…

I text Crocfingers HQ informing them of the audience and the text back is “Open with Shinobi Vrs My Little Pony”. 80% of the audience have left the long bar by the time i even plug in my accoustic guitar…however “If you flash your genitals in my face just one more time…”

I sold more CD’s at this gig than any other, so i suppose never judge an audience by its cover, age, location….

Plus i got paid £40 by the bar manager! The only paid gig this year! Result.