John The Baptist & The Second Coming started in 2012 and have evolved into a hard to define, yet innovative and original band. Against a background of catchy electronic dance hooks, Krautrock rhythms and grooves and spellbinding Prog guitar, a growling, Waitsian poet muses on our place in the world, politics, the digitisation of our lives, dementia, and how shoulders without freckles are like skies without stars.
John Togher – Vox
Chris Atherton – Drums & Sequencers
Neil Andrews – Keyboards & Sequencers
Bibby – Guitar
Review from Diggers Festival 2013
A great festival brings great surprises and none more so than one of the sets of the day from yet another immense local talent John The Baptist & The Second Coming. Previously unknown to this reviewer and badging themselves as “Krautrock/Prog/Gnast/Dance/Growl” (!), either way this was a great show. The guys have class, talent, and presence. Against a background of catchy electronica hooks and prog rhythms, flamboyant frontman John Togher had the bouncing crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. If ever a band deserved wider success it’s this crew. Hard to define – their sound is truly original and innovative – and very very good – catch them now before they really take off.
http://www.festivalsforall.com Review 2013