(from Broomhill to) Walkley

This particular corner of Sheffield is having a little Record Store Day party this Saturday, hosted by Walkley’s own independent record shop Tonearm Vinyl and the sit-down off licence across the road, Walkley Beer Co. I’ll be joining in, playing an unplugged set in Walkley Beer Co. accompanied by Katherine & Oliver. See further down for more details!

To help new visitors to Walkley find their way around, here’s a little map showing a few favourite spots (with apologies to Vito’s, Rowsha etc – couldn’t fit all of you on!) Click and zoom for a slightly bigger version:


Saturday 18 April, 12-5
Walkley Beer Co & Tonearm Vinyl
South Road, Walkley, Sheffield S6 (95 and 52 buses)

Live sets:
Robberie – 1pm
John T Angle and the Spirit Levels – 2pm
Me! – 3pm
Neil McSweeney – 4pm

RSD poster web

Vids from the Old Junior School

Last night we played at the Old Sharrow Junior School as part of the For the Common Good festival in a double headliner with The Big Eyes Family Players. Here are a couple of vids (they’re a bit dark mind, but you know what we look like). First is ‘January’, one of my Figureheads songs that we’ve slightly reworked, then there’s our version of the folk song ‘Green, Green Rocky Road’, on which we were joined by Heather and Sharron from Big Eyes.

More gigs coming right up.

In other news, I now have a Folksy shop for my prints – see here!

Happy Hallowe’en!

Here’s my attempt at a copy of Ella Osborne’s papercut from the album cover!


In other news, I’ll be co-hosting The Breakdown on Sheffield Live tomorrow from 3-5pm. Tune into 93.2FM (if you’re in the Sheffield area) or you can listen online here.

T-shirts and prints!


Be the coolest person you know in a brand new Nat Johnson t-shirt!red-tee-croptees-1

They come in a range of sizes and are available at this very moment:

Men (in forest green, cardinal red or navy)

Women (in red or navy)

Signed A4 Prints

The t-shirt design is based on my painting of a nuthatch in beech leaves, inspired by a little nuthatch I met in Endcliffe Park:


Buy a Nuthatch print

And this little fella is one I painted for a friend’s 50th, but I liked him so much I thought I’d share him with you as well:


Buy a Silver Fox print

Everything’s a tenner. We’ll be taking t-shirts and prints along to this weekend’s festivals and to Cardiff next week. (You can see all our upcoming gigs here.)

Charity auction for Woodland Trust

On 12th June 2014, The Sun delivered 20 million free special issues to homes across England (everywhere except Liverpool).

When I got home yesterday and found a copy had been pushed through my letterbox, my first thought was for the trees. I felt a pang of terrible sadness for all the beautiful trees that had grown so slowly and gracefully, only to be turned into copies of this awful ‘news’paper.

So I decided to ‘edit’ the front page and give it back to the trees. This is an acrylic painting, measuring 26 x 28cm. I will frame it as part of the price. Postage is included. All proceeds will go to the Woodland Trust.

The Sun
NB: I will only post to the UK.