Cardiff noise pop group Joanna Gruesome will be touring the UK in support of their recently released second album Peanut Butter, out now on Fortuna POP! (UK) and Slumberland (US).
The upcoming tour marks the first outing of the band’s new lineup, which features Kate of feminist/queer punks Pennycress on melodic vocals/shouting/screaming and Roxy of Two White Cranes, Grubs, Trust Fund and TOWEL on melodic vocals/keyboard.
You can listen to their latest single “I Don’t Wanna Relax” below. Speaking confidentially, an official has confirmed that the single is “Yet another hook-filled smash hit.”
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18 Sep – Islington Mill, Manchester UK
19 Sep – Head Of Steam, Newcastle UK
20 Sep – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
22 Sep – Scala, London UK
23 Sep – Summerhall, Edinburgh UK
24 Sep – Glad Cafe, Glasgow UK
25 Sep – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge UK
26 Sep – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
29 Sep – The Haunt, Brighton UK
Due to rising international pressure, Joanna Gruesome’s new album Peanut Butter finally entered the world in May. Rival groups will be disappointed to learn that the record is a further experiment in combining hyper melodic pop music with sonic violence. Officials have confirmed that the album contains a record number of hooks, traces of nut and elements of jangle pop, British hardcore punk, atonal music, screaming and drone organs. Yet they have issued warnings of “a marriage of radical politics with peanut butter spread”. One authorised statement reads: “Weighing in at a concise 25 minutes, the album hurtles through its ten songs, each one a succinct, powerful gem.”