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No Joy return with new EP on Topshelf Records, share new single, and announce UK, EU live dates‏

Stop trying to define No Joy. In 6 years the noisy Montreal quartet has released a compelling and critically acclaimed discography and shared the stage with some of this decade’s most influential acts. Yet no one can quite figure this band out. SHARE A THORN IN GARLAND’S SIDE ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE

Tagging No Joy as “shimmery infectious dream pop” doesn’t work since the band’s live shows are so brutal that it has them sharing the stage with bands like Deafheaven and Fucked Up.  Classifying them as “doom shoegaze” doesn’t work either since the band has created records so complex and sonically mature they transcend genres. Nostalgic yet new, loud yet quiet; No Joy’s conflicting reputation cannot be classified because it’s in constant evolution.

Talking of new track Thorn In Garland’s Side, the band comment;

“A Thorn in Garland’s Side is a song we wrote and recorded quickly, getting in touch with our instincts instead of labouring over every drawn-out detail. A lot of guitars and fast drumming, this was a burst of energy that we needed to get out after touring all of last year. We packed in a lot of parts into this song, it shows a lot of different sides of No Joy in a quick flash.” 

MAY 27 – MADRID, SPAIN @ GETMAD! FESTIVAL
MAY 28 – BARCELONA, SPAIN @ MAYDAY MAMBO
MAY 29 – TOLOSA, SPAIN @ BONBERENEA
MAY 31 – PARIS, FRANCE @ LE POINT EPHEMERE *
JUNE 1 – LIEGE, BELGIUM @ LA ZONE *
JUNE 2 -DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS @ PAARD VAN TROJE *
JUNE 3 – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS @ PARADISO *
JUNE 5 – GUILFORD, UK @ THE BOILER ROOM
JUNE 6 – LONDON, UK @ MOTH CLUB
JUNE 9 – TEL AVIV, ISRAEL @ PASAZ
JUNE 10 – OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC @ CHEECHAAK FESTIVAL
JUNE 11 – EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS @ EINDHOVEN PSYCH LAB

* = with White Lung

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