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Joanna Gruesome Share Video For Brand New Single “Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)”

July 4, 2016

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Joanna Gruesome Share Video For Brand New Single “Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)”
out now- 1 July, on Fortuna POP!
Now streaming live over at diymag.com, you can check out the new fuzzy video from Joanna Gruesome here: youtu.be/7nw4FwyPJFg

Currently writing their third album in a secure location, Joanna Gruesome have taken a weekend break from a relentless schedule of séances, psychic ceremonies and moonlight rituals to leak two singles from their Peanut Butter period. Songwriter Owen Williamsexplains: “While I was writing Peanut Butter, Saturn transitioned into retrograde and for obvious reasons I ended up losing two songs. We’ve recently managed to unearth them, record them and press them onto a 7″ single.”

The record features performances from new band members Roxy Gruesome (from the groups Towel, Two White Cranes, Grubs and formerly of Trust Fund) and Kate Gruesome(formerly of the queer punk group Pennycress).

Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)” is a pop song about being pursued by intelligence operatives, partly influenced by the group’s recent U.S tour, in which the CIA took a special interest in the band’s movements.

Occult Bookshop” is a pop song and origin story detailing the first meeting of the group.

Both songs are also about being non binary. Williams explains: “I wanted to write about the confused nature of my own gender identity and being non binary generally. But I also wanted two songs about Occult forces, espionage and using astrological means to strengthen, receive and administer crushes.”

Williams has failed to elaborate further, but a source close to the band has confirmed that listeners may be in danger of accessing “subtle realms of the unconscious” if the record is played on repeat. A rival source has warned of “dissonance, organs, shouting, occult content, pop melodies and ‘hardcore’ punk rock rhythms”.

The record includes a violin performance from Maria Marzaioli and was recorded by Rory Atwell on a boat in London. It features original artwork from Bart De Baets.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
SEPTEMBER
30 Aldershot, West End CentreOCTOBER
01 Nottingham, The Maze
02 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
07 Bognor Regis, Butlins (Rockaway Beach Festival)
15 Manchester, Carefully Planned Festival

“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

JOANNA GRUESOME LINKS: Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp

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