Joanna Gruesome ‘Sugarcrush’, The Victoria, Dalston, Odd Box Weekender, Sunday 5th May
Joanna Gruesome ‘Graveyard’, The Victoria, Dalston, Odd Box Weekender, Sunday 5th May
Joanna Gruesome ‘Secret Surprise’, The Victoria, Dalston, Odd Box Weekender, Sunday 5th May
Joanna Gruesome ‘Tugboat’ (Galaxie 500 cover), The Victoria, Dalston, Odd Box Weekender, Sunday 5th May
Played 347 times.
Joanna Gruesome might be one of my favorite bands going right now—and probably the most exciting. If there’s any justice, when their debut LP finally hits later this year it’s going to drop like a fuzz bomb of pop brillance, knocking down everything in its path. The two tracks on their recent Happy Happy Birthday To Me-released 7” are not only indicative of their wide-eyed energy and ability to write a fine hook, but also—and most importantly—that they aren’t afraid to kick you in the face and spit on your shoes. Just wait for “Secret Surprise” and you’ll really get it.
But for now we’ve got “Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still In Love With Me?”: A song as impressive in its shimmering melodic drive and sheer length of title as Airport Girl’s indiepop classic “The Foolishness That We Create Through Love Is The Closest We Come To Greatness”. But where Airport Girl’s ode to life-affirming love runs on wonderfully blind optimism, you get the sense that JGro aren’t quite that naive. Love cuts, folks.
Get it from Happy Happy Birthday To Me or yr favorite distro.
I drew that!
the cover and the middles to the joanna gruesome record, I mean, clearly the image above is a photo
being strictly amateur hour I get a big kick seeing stuff I’ve done appear anywhere online that I didn’t put there
hey! and the record’s fucking great so it’s a win-win
Lemonade Grrrl, you are the queen of my world. #records (at Pure Snot Clubhouse)
Joanna Gruesome HHBTM single front cover artwork
by Andy Hart
Joanna Gruesome HHBTM single back cover artwork
by Andy Hart
Listen to Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still In Love With Me? by Joanna Gruesome.
This is the a-side of the Joanna Gruesome single coming out on HHBTM records. I drawed the cover.
I drew this!!!
Joanna Gruesome HHBTM Records 7” Back Cover on Flickr.
I drew this!!!
Played 29 times.
Joanna Gruesome ‘Lemonade Girl’ (‘E.P.’, self-released, 2011)
Available from Joanna Gruesome’s bandcamp, here
Joanna Gruesome are indie rock lo-fi twee from Cardiff (well, those are their tags on Bandcamp)
This is number four in an occassional series of songs previewing those bands that’ll be playing the Nottingham indiePOP alldayer in SeptemberJoanna Gruesome can be found on the ‘Family Portrait’ split 7” released by Art is Hard along with Playlounge, Gum and KEEL HERMany thanks to Joanna GruesomeJoanna Gruesome are fricking aw
Joanna Gruesome live at Indietracks 2012
Btw, if you’re wondering why there are people looking through the window. The venue the band playing is a very tiny old church suitable for about 50 people.
Orca Team/Sea Lions/Joanna Gruesome/September Girls show tomorrow night
Thursday 5th July, The Chameleon Arts Cafe, Angel Row, Nottingham