Johnny Foreigner – “Candles” (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this year, Johnny Foreigner released their slept-on fourth album, You Can Do Better. For whatever reason, the British four-piece never completely gained a foothold on this side of the pond in the way that contemporaries Los Campesinos or We Were Promised Jetpacks did, but it’s about time they were recognized for putting out consistently enjoyable and well thought-out punk. Their signing to Philadelphia’s Lame-O Records in the US should help. To celebrate the new relationship, the band is releasing a mixtape of reworked B-sides and demos from their archives, and “Candles” is a propulsive highlight in that collection. Listen below.

Johnny Foreigner’s new mixtape Worse Things Happen At Sea is out tomorrow via Lame-O Records.