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  • Audio CD (16 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fortuna POP!
  • ASIN: B00EJJSV04
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,841 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

2 Colour Vinyl LP (Limited to 500). Thrilling Cardiff-based noisepop five-piece Joanna Gruesome will be releasing their terrific debut album Weird Sister via Fortuna POP! (Europe) and Slumberland (USA) in September. Brimming with irresistible pop melodies and spiked with dissonant fuzzy jangle, their songs are shot through with loud discordant feedback and super-fast, hardcore punk drumbeats. This album sees their first foray away from recording in a living room to a proper studio under the guidance of producer MJ of the much lauded Hookworms. Kicking it against sexism and homophobia, nothing is off-limits, drawing inspiration from DIY scenes such as Riot Grrrl/noisepop/C86 /K-Records as well as post hardcore like Drive Like Jehu/Converge and the art rock of The Velvet Underground and My Bloody Valentine, Joanna Gruesome offer a staggeringly diverse album, unexpectedly quiet and surprisingly loud. Joanna Gruesome comprise Alanna on vocals, Owen on guitar, Max on bass, George on guitar and Dave on drums. They all met in an anger management counselling group. During the course they were told that writing, making music, dancing or painting could relieve tension and help reduce feelings of anger. One initiative involved a project where they were assigned a group to compose and perform a song in front of other members. Initially they found each other infuriating but gradually acknowledged their musical chemistry and decided to continue with the band outside the therapy group. Most of the album was written during a month long stay in a seedy west Brighton hotel (now closed down) called The Hell House. The residents were pretty strange, kept attempting occult rituals/using Ouija boards etc and many of the songs were written to distract from the weirdness. Heartwrenching and exhilarating in equal measure, these are not cheerful songs. Awash with nods to mental illness and the dark recesses of the mind, the record is littered with references to the devil or zombies and allusions to comic books. Secret Surprise , in which mental illness takes a physical form and is fought using razor blades. Or Anti-Parent Cowboy Killers , which is about stealing a scooter and driving it into the ocean when you should be in school LEARNING. Or Sugarcrush , about spending a summer burning knitwear. They have built-up a phenomenal live reputation, blending obnoxiously loud guitars and the occasional band uniform, with a high energy performance dispersed with quieter reflection, boy/girl vocals and teenage angst. // Abrasion, anger, attitude. One guitarist is in the audience, but this isn t too much of a stretch. There are slower parts where the musicians take a second to breath. There are noisier bits where the musicians take a second to reflect. There are thumpy bits where the musicians take a second to dance and enjoy themselves. Everyone s smiling. Everyone s hugging themselves. What a glorious mess of a noise to be a part of. What a glorious sense of community. Everett True, Collapse Board // "A brilliant band from Cardiff who love their fuzzy melodies and songs dripped in scuzzy reverb." Huw Stephens, Radio One. // LIVE: October - UK Tour // PRESS: Pitchfork Advance Stream (confirmed), Spin Magazine 5 bands to watch (run), NME RADAR Ones To Watch (run), Video preview on Brooklyn Vegan (US) / Fake DIY (UK) (run). Tons more to run. // RADIO: Fuzz Chaudhrey @ All About Promotions.Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music). Review on Roundtable (8 Aug) + Spot Play, Huw Stephens (BBC Radio One) Spot Play + session, Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music) Spot Play, Charlie Ashcroft (Amazing Radio) spot play //

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Victor Preston on 16 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD
my type of music although the description is a bit over the top.
sounds like a boyfriend or girlfriend type gush.
anyone who has heard psycho candy and white light/white heat.
will know what to expect original NO, thrilling YES!
Weird Sister
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cannabiscuits on 24 Feb. 2014
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This CD blew me away the first time I listened through it. It's clear this band knows what they want to project through their songs and they do it ease. They remind me of a heavier more punk influenced My Bloody Valentine, they infuse catchy jangle pop with heavily distorted shoegazey riffs. The lead singer metaphorically screams her heart into the microphone, if you enjoy this CD go see them live because they are amazing!
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By simonsApathy on 4 May 2014
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I'd never heard of Joanna Gruesome until I saw them play as the lead-in-act for Speedy Ortiz. Had one of those "The supporting act were better than the main act" shows. A great band, and sharp little record.
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