Joanna Gruesome - cheery in their darkness - or dark in their cheeriness - take your pick.

Joanna Gruesome – Live At The Forum, London – 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Club Date

Joanna Gruesome - cheery in their darkness - or dark in their cheeriness - take your pick.

Joanna Gruesome – cheery in their darkness – or dark in their cheeriness – take your pick.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Joanna Gruesome – Live At The Forum Club, London – January 16, 2014 – band tape

It’s always nice to run into bands you aren’t familiar with, who are just a shade under the radar, but who you know will be popping up everywhere very soon. Joanna Gruesome are a Cardiff based quasi-Punk/nu-gaze/Noise-Pop group who have been around since 2010 and have been gigging around in all that time. They just appeared in New York at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn (August 26) to a packed house and have been getting much good underground word of mouth, along with a free show on the 29th. They made an appearance on BBC Radio 1’s In Session back in March. Their combination fuzzy melodies and scuzzy reverb are grabbing attention – so it’s just a matter of time . . .

I just ran across this club gig from January of this year. The mix is a bit buried in the vocals, but I suspect that might be the desired sound. In any event, here is a taste of a band I think you’ll be hearing about a lot more in the future.

And you can say I told you so. Or you can blame me – whichever.

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