With so many huge acts in and out of our doors, it’s easy to forget those that are out there, tirelessly working their way up to the top who deserve your attention. This week, we’re putting the spotlight on post-grunge troupe, Sick Joy.
For Fans Of: Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nirvana
Essential Listening: ‘Senses’
Despite only forming in 2016, Brighton (via Newcastle) outfit Sick Joy have made a remarkable amount of noise in the short time since they came to life. They sold out their debut headline show and now armed with their debut EP release, Amateurs, they’re about to hit the big leagues.
Heavily influenced by the dirty grunge sounds of the 90s and 00s, Sick Joy are all about blending impassioned songwriting and infectious vocals to create something that twists and turns in all directions, whilst overall having this undeniably cool and collected vibe to it.
Amateurs, set for release March 23rd, is a 4-track rollercoaster that will leave you feeling joyous, yet ready to throw some punches at any given moment, and yes, that is 100% a good thing. Having already received nods from BBC Radio 1, Classic Rock Magazine and Team Rock, it looks like as soon as this EP lands on the world, people are going to be lapping it up faster than you can imagine. Just take a listen to latest single, ‘Senses’ to get an idea of what you’re in for.
Kicking off 2018 in the best way possible, they’ve already nailed support slots with Tigercub and Honeyblood and it won’t be long before they step out onto the almighty O2 Academy Brixton stage to open up for Brit Rock heroes, Feeder. If this is what they can achieve in a few short months of a year, by its end they could well be the band that everyone is talking about, so make sure you’re one of them.
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