Johnny Marr shares video for ‘Dynamo’ – watch

The former Smiths guitarist released his second album 'Playland' in October

Johnny Marr has unveiled a video for his track ‘Dynamo’.

‘Dynamo’ is lifted from Marr’s second solo album ‘Playland’, which was released in October, and is coming out as a single on December 15. You can watch the clip below.


Marr has stated that the song features “one of my favourite riffs that I’ve ever written”, adding that “the verses are similar to that early ’80s angular sound but then it turns into something like a post-punk Beach Boys”.

The former Smiths guitarist was recently joined by Noel Gallagher during an appearance at 02 Academy Brixton in London. Gallagher played both ‘How Soon Is Now?’ and a cover of Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’ with Marr on the night.

It was recently revealed Marr will appear on Gallagher’s forthcoming second solo album ‘Chasing Yesterday’, which will be released in March. Marr said he hadn’t heard the track, ‘The Ballad Of Mighty I’, prior to going into the studio to record his part as he wanted to react to the music rather than have a pre-prepared idea.

Speaking to NME, he said: “I just wanted to play and improvise and react. That invariably means there are going to be some mistakes, but that’s not a big deal. I know I can play. He knows I can play, and your initial response to something is definitely worth recording. If it doesn’t work, it’s just a few megabytes on a hard drive. If it works, it will likely be brilliant. You just have to lose the fear of making a mess of it, so it’s definitely worth the risk of looking foolish.”


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