Introducing brand new band Sick Joy, with their new single and video ‘Smiling Shame’, out now via SaySomething Records.
Forming only in 2016, the UK’s Sick Joy started life in Newcastle before moving to Brighton to pursue their future. Their mix of lo-fi post-grunge and dirty noise-pop has already seen Sick Joy drawing attention and marks the band as ones to watch.
An insight into the group’s sound, ‘Smiling Shame’ combines late-60s aesthetics and visuals with their trademark grimy grunge choruses, infectious and irresistible.
Bearing comparisons from Nirvana, Pixies, Arctic Monkeys and Oasis, Sick Joy‘s first ever show was at a sold-out Patterns in Brighton. The band’s first two singles ‘Stars’ (April 2017) and ‘Cat In A Bird Cage’ were released to acclaim and strong radio support, and led to their signing with SaySomething Records.
Sick Joy are: guitars and vocals Mykl Barton, bass Danny Piston, and drums Drew Michael.
Upcoming headline shows:
16 Camden Assembly, London
23rd The Green Door Store, Brighton (EP launch show)