ARTIST: No Joy
RELEASE DATE: 15/07/16
RECORD COMPANY: Unsigned
Montreal band ‘No Joy’ are one of the genre’s gems. Crafting intoxicating melodies, their dry wit and dark edges are a potent combination. ‘Hare Tarot Lies’ embodies this perfectly and is simply one of the best songs ever. So with all that in mind, I was pretty pleased to be asked to review their latest release, a short sharp shot of shoegaze. The EP ‘Droolsucker’ came out a few weeks back and travels from thunderous fury to mellifluous mellowness in just three tracks.
They show off their deep, dark imaginations in ‘A Thorn in Garlands Side’ with ferocious guitars screaming, ‘Xo (Adam’s Getting Married)’ is shades lighter in feel and sound, glimmering with a mischievous sense of humour. Closer ‘Theme Song’ is so melodious, with Jasamine and Laura’s vocals shimmering serenely.
‘No Joy’ are touring Europe in August with Poland, Germany and the UK on the list. Get out and see them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In her time, Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr has attended raves and rock clubs. She enjoys pedals, pizza and spy dramas. Sarah also plays guitar in Edinburgh-based noisemakers Wozniak and is co-founder of Morningside Young Team who put on gigs and put out records for discerning audiences who enjoy fuzz and confusion.