Premiere: Joanna Gruesome dig up dirt on new(ish) ‘Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)’ single

Joanna Gruesome dig up dirt on new(ish) ‘Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)’ single

Two leftover tracks from writing sessions for last album ‘Peanut Butter’ are getting tarted up on a new 7” pressing.

Welsh fuzz-bomb Joanna Gruesome are back with a brand new single, streaming first on DIY.

‘Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)’ finds the group on ferocious form. Packing a sharper prod than a poorly aimed toothpick, it picks up the scraps of writing sessions for last year’s ‘Peanut Butter’ album and fashions them into a Frankenstein’s monster of hooky, barbed punk.

Featuring vocals from new members Roxy Gruesome (from Towel, Two White Cranes, Grubs and formerly Trust Fund) and Kate Gruesome (formerly of Pennycress), it’s a track penned on the band’s recent experiences on a U.S. tour, where they found themselves the target of some fairly intense CIA scrutiny. Sounds like a bit of a nightmare, to be honest.

“I wanted to write about the confused nature of my own gender identity and being non binary generally,” guitarist Owen Williams also explains, “But I also wanted two songs about Occult forces, espionage and using astrological means to strengthen, receive and administer crushes.”

Released today (!) on Fortuna POP!, with a 7” pressing coming soon, get the first spin of ‘Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)’ and its disorientating video below.

Joanna Gruesome play the following dates as the year goes on:

SEPTEMBER
30 Aldershot, West End Centre

OCTOBER
01 Nottingham, The Maze
02 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
07 Bognor Regis, Butlins (Rockaway Beach Festival)
15 Manchester, Carefully Planned Festival

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