Joanna Gruesome

Joanna Gruesome is an irresistible noise pop five-piece from Cardiff, UK. During the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon, the band took some time from their packed show schedule — where they seemed to make fans of nearly everyone who saw them — to drop by for this session. Full of catchy pop melodies, full-on walls of shoegaze noise, teen angst, and punk drum beats, they exude energy from every pore, both in the studio and onstage. Lead singer Alanna has a ferocious power that comes out in playful, sweet whispers and dark, abrasive screams that match the intensity of the fuzzed-out guitars. It only makes (too much?) sense that the band met in an anger management group and didn’t even get along at first — how else could you explain such perfect musical chemistry?

Featured song: “Secret Surprise”

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Weird Sister, the latest release by Joanna Gruesome, is now available from Slumberland records.

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Upcoming tour dates:
01/09/14 @ The Lexington in London, UK
02/13/14 @ Hare & Hounds in Birmingham, UK
02/15/14 @ Broadcast in Glasgow, UK
02/19/14 @ The Lexington in London, UK
02/20/14 @ The Green Door Store in Brighton, UK

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