JOANNA GRUESOME Premieres 'Sugarcrush' Video on Pitchfork
Cardiff-based noisepop five-piece Joanna Gruesome share the animated music video for "Sugarcrush." Directing duo Ewan Jones Morris and Casey Raymond scour the dark corners of the internet and stitch together a stream-of-consciousness video collage, replete with a singing hamburger, wormholes, infomercials, dancing clowns and more! Watch the video over at Pitchfork.
The band is set to make their U.S. debut at this year's CMJ Music Marathon. Full CMJ schedule listed below:
10/15 Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery (Oh My Rockness/Insound showcase)
10/15 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's Alright (Force Field PR showcase)
10/16 New York, NY - Pianos (Kanine Records/SESAC) - 3:30pm
10/16 New York, NY - Pianos (Old Flame Party) 7:45pm
10/17 New York, NY - Cakeshop (Capeshow Presents) 12:00am
10/18 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium (Portals Music) 9:00pm
10/18 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent (Pitchfork showcase) 11:15pm
10/19 Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop (Lost Colony party)
10/19 Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio (Agency Group showcase)
Thrilling Cardiff-based noisepop five-piece Joanna Gruesome will be releasing their terrific debut album 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.