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Joyeria Shares New Single “Performance Review” and Announces January Tour Dates

January 15, 2023
credit Alex Evans


Shares new single “Performance Review” 

January tour dates announced

Debut EP, FIM
out now digitally and on vinyl via Speedy Wunderground

Having just released his debut EP, FIM on vinyl last week, Joyeria (pronounced Joy-a-ree-a) announces new January live dates in support of Independent Venue Week, and shares new single, “Performance Review”, along with visuals created by Joy himself.

Joy says of the single: “To be some over affected singer trying to show people how sad, or worse, how intelligent you are, or how much you know about anything is a fate worse than death. Most writers do this through mysticism, to hide in the cracks of their writing. I have been guilty of this myself at times and probably still am. To quote Hemingway – “there are many mysteries, but incompetence is not one of them… literature by the injection of a false epic quality”. All bad writers are in love with this. It is written as simply as I could write. I look around the room performance review creates (lyrically and sonically) and all the furniture is arranged just as it should be.  But don’t be mistaken, Performance review is architecture, not interior design.”

This mesmeric guitar rhythm noodles into the atmosphere, the note play into the voyage growing stronger, and more intense, before uniting all other attributes into the soundscape, allowing Joyeria’s brooding and essential vocal notes to alter the focus and steer the journey. The lyrics are raw, creating this clear story that transports the audience, whilst the lyrics build this world, the instrumentation shifts the mood, allowing a cutting bass end to emerge, alongside dazzling shimmers and sudden ferocious textures to emphasize those words. Another striking release from this immense musician.

FIM (EP) is out now digitally and on vinyl via Speedy Wunderground – order here.

Having only made his live debut in summer last year, Joyeria has since played Brighton’s Mutations Festival, sold-out Brixton’s Windmill for the FIM EP launch show, plus the first international show at La Boule Noire in Paris as part of the Speedy Wunderground-curated Les In Rocks fest. His shows areis fast becoming a must-see event, and he’s announced a number of UK dates this January inc. London’s Shacklewell Arms:

25th January – Shacklewell Arms, London (EYOE Recommends in aid of Help Musicians)
26th January – Crofters, Bristol (Independent Venue Week)
27th January – Cornish Bank, Falmouth (Independent Venue Week)
28th January – Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate (Independent Venue Week)

19th – 21st October – Left of the Dial Festival, Rotterdam, NL


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