21st February 2017 Artist Profile »
** DESPERATE JOURNALIST GROW UP IN 2017 **
** HEADLINE SHOW AT THE SCALA HAPPENING ON APRIL 6TH **
** ASYLUMS + PURS ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT **
Noirishly nourishing North London alt.gothic rocksters Desperate Journalist have hurtled in to 2017 in suitably manic fashion. Kicking off the New Year with the 'Resolution' single release on January 1st the crunchy quartet now storm towards the spring with big plans ahoy.
First up, on March 24th they release their second album, 'Grow Up', ostensibly eleven tracks thrust forward by thundering rhythms and stormy guitars and Jo Bevan's thunderstruck vocals. Second up, the feisty foursome will headline London's Scala on April 6th 2017 with kinetic support from Asylums + Purs, as per the ticket details below.
'Grow Up' is available to pre-order on CD via www.fiercepanda.co.uk/shop.php?release=532 right now, while below you can also find details of an exclusive super-cheap CD / gig ticket bundle. Hold on tight...
Club Fandango, Disorder & fierce panda present:
The Venue: London Kings Cross Scala (275 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL) www.scala.co.uk
The Stardate: Thursday 6 April 2017
The Doors: 7.30pm
The Age Limit: 16+ (with ID)
The Advance Tickets: £10 via www.dice.fm/event/desperate-journalist-6th-apr-scala-london-tickets
The Advance Ticket / 'Grow Up' CD bundle: £15 via www.fiercepanda.co.uk/shop.php?release=533
DESPERATE JOURNALIST: The ‘Grow Up’ album sees Desperate Journalist building on the sublimely tetchy moodswings of their self-titled debut and the intense interim ‘Good Luck’ EP by adding a fresh sonic sheen to their old school indie stroppings. This means that they sound meatier and bolder, yet are still infused with a keen pop sensibility which ensures that ‘Grow Up’ contains at least five possible singles. Five! Pre-order the ‘Grow Up’ album from https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/grow-up/id1172840443
ASYLUMS have created a snapshot of a band and country in a state of change. They may have killer pop hooks, but there’s no bubblegum here – songs about the death of high street retail, austerity, and rampant consumerism sit cheek by jowl next to tales of sex, outsider culture, and gender equality. With a social media blackout for the first three singles, ‘Killer Brain Waves’ is the culmination of a two year slow burn – all this in the time that has seen other bands get themselves signed and disappear off the face of the Earth. A new song every three months, each with a new DIY video on a new theme, on their own Cool Thing Records label run out of a spare bedroom in Southend-on-Sea…go see more at www.facebook.com/asylumsuk
PURS hail from Australia, Sweden and the UK and create a heady mix of shoegaze, post-rock, psych and garage which has drawn comparisons with Lush, The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Having released their ‘Girl In Love’ single on cassette on Blak Hand Records late in 2016 Purs are now working on suitably psychrocking material for a debut album later this year. www.facebook.com/pursband