Rob Johnson's second album THROW THE SUN INTO THE SEA was released on April 16th 2012. The album is accompanied by a short film which can all be viewed at the throwthesun website.

The album is available to download, as well as a strictly limited edition digipak cd physical copy which can be purchased here. 




Recorded in the 2 weeks before Christmas 2011 
at The Ranch Production House, Southampton.
Produced, engineered and mixed by Geoff Swan.
Mastered by Jon Astley.

Guitars: Rob Johnson
Bass: Geoff Swan
Keys / Programming: Rob Johnson, Geoff Swan
Drums: Drew Shipsey
Studio Assistants: Richard Rowe, Luke Symons
Cover Art and Photography: Sebastian Kraus 


Rob Johnson's debut album UPON A PAINTED OCEAN was released in September 2009. 

Mastered by Jon Astley (Led Zeppelin, The Who, Abba) and featuring guest vocals from Max Bemis of Say Anything the record has been described as "an instrumental album of positively momentous strength" (Revolt Magazine) and "a clever, knotty and wholly delightful aural soundtrack for your mind's more imaginative side" (Dangerdog). 

The album is available to download, as well as a strictly limited edition digipak cd physical copy which can be purchased here. 









Recorded at Grovesnor House, Salisbury, and The Ranch Production House, Southampton from 14/4/08 - 3/6/09.
Produced by Geoff Swan and Rob Johnson
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Geoff Swan.
Mastered by Jon Astley at Close To The Edge.

Guitars: Rob Johnson
Bass, Keyboards: Geoff Swan
Bass on Track 14: Steve Bega
Drums: Drew Shipsey
Additional Vocals on Tracks 3, 5, 6: Mary Spender
Additional Vocals on Tracks 3, 7, 14: Max Bemis
Trumpet on Tracks 2, 8, 12: The G
Additional Percussion: Duncan Johnson, Rob Johnson
Cover Art and Photography: Sebastian Kraus 


Forward Is The Farewell 

"Relive the Nightmare(s)!" 2006 
1. Nightmares! (Dreaming of You)
2. Careful What You Wish For
3. You Are My Everything, You Are My Nothing At All
4. (______)
5. I Will Await The Next Great Romance To Wreak Havoc With My Heart And Mind


Produced, engineered and mixed by Geoff Swan
Recorded at Grovesnor House, Salisbury August - September 2006.
Additional Vocals on Track 2: Rachel Perry.
Trumpet on Track 1: The G.
Guitar / Vocals: Rob Johnson
Bass: Steven Ross May
Drums: Calum McConnell
FORWARD IS THE FAREWELL...RELIVE THE NIGHTMARE(S)!


"You Are My Everything, You Are My Nothing At All" 2005 (click to download)
1. This Is The Soundtrack To Our Lives
2. Deus Ex Machina
3. Dreaming Of Scarlett... On Such a Beautiful Day
4. JAWS
5. Don't Just Lie There... Say Something

Tracks 1,2,5 produced, engineered and mixed by Geoff Swan. 3, 4 produced, engineered and mixed by SLUG.

Recorded at Grovesnor House, Salisbury at various times between 2004 - 2005.

Guitar / Vocals: Rob Johnson
Bass: Steven Ross May
Drums: Dunc Johnson

www.forwardisthefarewell.com