Organ Organ" / "distance
Desperate Journalist
[ Galagos 042 ]


MP3: £1.58





The Band: DESPERATE JOURNALIST

The Release: 'ORGAN'

The Formats: DIGITAL SINGLE

The Release Date: NOVEMBER 11TH 2013

The Record Company: LABEL FANDANGO / FIERCE PANDA (cat no galagos 042)

The Truth: Desperate Journalist are two boys and two girls who live in North London. They consist of Jo Bevan (vocals), Simon Drowner (bass), Rob Hardy (guitar) and Caz Hellbent (drums). Lured together by fate and a fierce sense of what makes alternative music actually really bloody alternative they started their journey at the local Negative Creep grunge club night in Finsbury Park on January 23rd 2013 and have barely looked back since.replica cartier

'Organ' is their second release and represents a rush and a (g)rumble of great big echo-laden post-punk drama and mild gothic hysteria. Given that they share traces of Savages' savvy melodic militancy, that when they made a video for their first summertime single 'Cristina' by the seaside at Margate it rained, and that bassist Simon is potentially a student at the Nicky Wire Charm School in downtown Walthamstow and you might well think that Desperate Journalist believe solely in the glower of love.

Yet beneath the deadpan panda-eyed exterior there is something fantastically old-fashioned and uncontrived about Desperate Journalist: there is joy to be found in Rob's sparkly 12-string guitar spikes, and live shows across London with Six By Seven, Throwing Up and at Hatcham Social's Crocodile Club have showcased a band not afraid of giving their patented blend of melody and melodrama a great big live hug. Better still, in brilliantly post-modern fashion the Desperate Journalist name is lifted from a Peel Session track by The Cure which berated Paul Morley for an NME review of their album (fact fans may care to know that the song was 'Grinding Halt' which was pithily re-christened 'Desperate Journalist In Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation' for the occasion).

Predictably then, Desperate Journalist have already gone down stupidly well with ex-NME hack and fierce panda founder Simon Williams, while fellow real life ex-desperate journo Steve Lamacq played 'Cristina' on BBC 6 Music. Other laptop-tapping enthusiasts of the Desperate Journalist sound lurk at Artrocker ("Powerful, melodic and full of emotion."), Time Out ("Shimmering post-punk") and The Girls We Are ("It's not often that a set, in a small venue on a week night, ends too soon. Desperate Journalist is a rather beautiful thing.")

Desperate Journalist hereby join the esteemed chorus of chaos which is the Label Fandango birthday subscription club, becoming the sixth of 12 digital singles casually handpicked and methodically released to celebrate 12 years of Club Fandango promotions. If you can't wait to hear it live get your pointy boots heading to these shows here:

NOVEMBER 21st LONDON Highbury Garage Upstairs (with Terminal Gods)

DECEMBER 14TH BIRMINGHAM The Victoria

Nuances -
Nuances
Softer Still
MP3: £4.99
Turtle Bay -
Turtle Bay
Softer Still
MP3: £0.79
409 -
409
Habitats
Vinyl: £19.99
MP3: £5.99

Flyway -
Flyway
Graceland
MP3: £0.79
Bravado -
Bravado
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
Helium -
Helium
Chris Hornsby
MP3: £0.79
Clubhouse -
Clubhouse
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
Bliss -
Bliss
Softer Still
MP3: £0.79
New Age -
New Age
Softer Still
MP3: £0.79
WILD ESCAPE -
Wild Escape
The Traps
MP3: £7.99
Jungles EP -
Jungles Ep
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
CD: £2.49

Boogie Waltzer -
Boogie Waltzer
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
KNIFE -
Knife
White Giant
MP3: £0.79
Car Deborah -
Car Deborah
Seazoo
MP3: £2.49
North Coast -
North Coast
Huskies
MP3: £0.79
Panda Pains -
Panda Pains
Seazoo
MP3: £0.79
Peace of Mind -
Peace Of Mind
Habitats
MP3: £0.79
Lightweight -
Lightweight
Zulu Pearls
MP3: £0.79
Feel Safe -
Feel Safe
Albert Gold
MP3: £0.79
Diamond Days -
Diamond Days
Habitats
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Milk & Honey -
Milk & Honey
Felt Tip
MP3: £0.79

Roundabout -
Roundabout
The Starkins
MP3: £0.79

Love Or Pity -
Love Or Pity
Felt Tip
MP3: £0.79

Lost Army -
Lost Army
Delooze
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Sweden -
Sweden
The Machine Room
MP3: £0.79

Medicines -
Medicines
Ed Zealous
MP3: £0.79

Aching Bones EP -
Aching Bones Ep
Nadine Shah
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £4.74

Welfare State
Welfare State" / "sovereign
Ultrasound
Vinyl: £5.99
MP3: £1.58

Teenage Sky
Teenage Sky" / "eighteen (acoustic)
Town
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.98

Actions
Actions" / "circles
Films Of Colour
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.98

'Whole Town's Heart' -
'whole Town's Heart'
Redtrack
MP3: £7.90
CD: £9.99

World's End / Devil's Son -
World's End / Devil's Son
Lupen Crook
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.58

Better / Suitcase -
Better / Suitcase
Rob The Rich
Vinyl: £4.99
MP3: £1.58

Home -
Home
Ardentjohn
MP3: £1.58

Bleed Victoria -
Bleed Victoria
Sketches
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

Bright Lights / Got A Lover -
Bright Lights / Got A Lover
Capital
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

Speak To Me Bones -
Speak To Me Bones
Land Of Talk
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete -
Johnny Negro / Ctrl Alt Delete
Quad Riot
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

Games / Wild Birds / Valentine -
Games / Wild Birds / Valentine
The Moths!
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79

This Town / Grow Your Own -
This Town / Grow Your Own
The On Offs
Vinyl: £3.99
MP3: £0.79