Joanna Gruesome September UK Tour Dates

September 6, 2015

Rachel Hodgson

Joanna Gruesome September UK Tour Dates

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.

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.”

“Peanut Butter does more in 22 minutes than most albums do in 40.” NME 8/10

“Ebulient, thundering and made with unabashedly 90s vigour.” The Guardian 4*s

“Their tip as one of Britain’s brightest new hopes is more than backed up on this showing.” DIY 4*s

“Devoid of pretence, Peanut Butter’s sonic impulsiveness is wonderfully chaotic.” Loud and Quiet 9/10

“Their fusion of righteous hardcore and cutie pop is stylishly decluttered for their second outing… Short, but invigoratingly sweet.” Uncut 8/10

“Joanna Gruesome have managed to retain the gift of allowing the listener to feel as if they are part of a very exclusive gang.” Record Collector 4*s

“A collision of riot-grrrl, C-86 tweeness and whistling Psychocandy-era Mary Chain.” Q

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