Los Angeles Duo

What better way to start the week than with a bit of noise?

No Joy set the blogs alight last year, with the Los Angeles duo releasing the single 'Hawaii'. In line with the whole shoegaze explosion, the group added a vicious sense of noise and - somewhat strangely - a surf rock beat.

60s rhythms with layers of fuzzed up guitar, the barely discernible vocals seemed to writhe amid chains of noise. Signed to label du jour Mexican Summer, the duo began work on their debut album.

Out now, 'Ghost Blonde' is a perfect encapsulation of the band's obsession with noise. At times sounding like two pieces of sandpaper rubbing each other up the wrong way, No Joy always have a melodic touch which gives the listener a point of entry.

An atmospheric introduction to the Los Angeles pairing, No Joy rattle and rail with an attitude that sets them apart from their peers. Whereas some shoegaze outfits seem content to drift off into a guitar pedal slumber, No Joy want to wake you up - in the rudest and most imaginative way possible.

Working with some highly talented producers, No Joy recently handed the tapes for 'Indigo Child' over to Stereolab. The London group may be taking a break from recording, but they have agreed to cast an eye over No Joy.

The result is a blissful, at times psychedelic re-working which throws new light on the noise duo.

Listen to it now... Grab it HERE.

Meanwhile, No Joy are preparing for the following dates:

May
19 London Village Underground (supporting Wire)
20 London Village Underground (supporting Fucked Up)
21 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
22 Glasgow Captains Rest
23 Manchester Sound Control
24 Bristol Cooler
25 London The Social
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