Repetitive John PRESS KIT Electronic performance poet, rePetitive JOhn creates angry, looping recitations...

Drop Cap R "Tinnitus only makes you angry for the first 7 years, after that she becomes your friend, an ideas-angel whispering in your ear"

Compulsive-creative Repetitive John has smashed up noises for decades. From reel-to-reel sellotape-loops, through cassette-based collages to Peak-edited clattering street-voice incantations, vocals cut up and re-applied

John Houston Irvine was once the much trusted cassette-jockey for the Vic Reeves live gigs. He was the only member of parallel universe fantasy garage band The Four Plugs who got a couple of singles played on Peel at the end of the 70s and whose only modern fan is Henry Rollins. Care worker in the day, at night Repetitive John has for 40 years recited to vomiting rebels in the drunken underworld rooms of poetry-sewer London. He is the author of the ever popular

Repetitive John's new release is We Can See Thru Your Vile Propaganda, an 8 minute protest-chant featuring John's ever faithful Gang Of Repeaters who do repeat the one-line-poem of the title over 103 times. The hypnotic chant on this recording is a non-specific protest-chant, a tool that can be used for good or evil. It is a meditative mnemonic in which the important word is 'We' serving as a reminder to check the batteries in your bullshit detector. Channeling the children from the Village Of The Damned or the chanting through the wall in Rosemary's Baby it aims to bring some communal positivity to the era of post-belief.
Available for streaming, as a download or on 12" 45rpm vinyl

"Our corporate masters..... did program us..... to hurry, hurry, hurry..... and we, fast, asleep, comply"

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"Those Who Cannot See Through Another's Eyes Are On The Rise"

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