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New three piece from Cardiff, in the kind of Wire, VEG club vein. Check em out:
Their name is such an obvious gag i’m amazed that someone hasn’t already thought of it. Musically - it’s spiky, minimalist, arty and goes off in unexpected directions and the interplay between the 3 vocalists brings to mind a fusion of Prinzhorn Dance School and Wire. (CM)
like ready to go, its just a case of promoting one at a time with these things though innit.,..
Let me know..I have eps and free downloads.
Illustrating that there's a hell of a lot more to the South Wales music scene than just a sea of generic post-hardcore and metal, Cardiff-based trio Joy of Sex are one of the most intriguing propositions to emerge from the Welsh capital for some time. Blending three-pronged vocals, drum machines and taut post-punk guitars, listening to their self-titled debut EP it's not hard to imagine Joy of Sex becoming firm fashionista favourites in the not too distant future. The rickety 'December, Month of Plenty' may open proceedings, but it's the skewed rhythms of 'There Are No Giants' that burns brightest of all four tracks with its echoes of latter day Dischord, while the electro-tinged 'Red Rocket' proves that the band are no mere one trick ponies.
A promising foundation to build upon
JOY OF SEX – Is it something in the air, is scratchy wrong pop week?
More things to say? "We agree on several things" they say, "short
songs, rhythm, repetition, noise, form meeting function..." and yes
they have all that nailed down and in place along with their scrape
and bang and their joy of sex. A threesome, two boy one girl action
and a fresh perspective, don't got expecting any kind of mere novelty
– "equality, newness..." and tunes of plenty buried underneath the
furs, put of the lights tonight is it December already? I guess we
should talk of Art Brut and The Fall and Wire and jagged smiles and
thought we had all worked out... everything is good, nothing ruined, a
fine fine demo.
From Indie Dad:
Joy Of Sex – December, Month Of Plenty is an unusual construction sounding like a singing Christmas card from The Fall. If carol singers came to my door with something like this they'd be more likely to depart with a stipend, it's something of a fragment but there is no need – in my book – to expand on an idea beyond it's natural life. It could easily be subtitled Winter Of Discontent or Ode To SADs as it has a hang dog wassail quality to it. After the accappella chorus we get the sort of basic instrumental guitar/drum that would be at home (and as basic as) a Half Man Half Biscuit track. And that's fine - it doesn't require more. It manages to have a vague menace as well as an oblique humour (December here is a wasteland of beatings, strikes, and cold lonely death from starvation – but manages not to be a bit depressing). Possibly the perfect introduction to a band as it makes you wonder what the Hell the rest of their songs are like. Sometimes you know a band are "my kind of people" and this is so with Joy Of Sex, I'll be playing this at Christmas much to my partners disgust. Half Man Half Brandy Snap.