Have You Heard? Joanna Gruesome - Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)

Joanna Gruesome - Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)

Locked into their beautiful little world.

Joanna Gruesome have always felt like an approachable bunch. Having first rolled onto the scene as students in Cardiff and Bristol, they’ve since tugged us into their creative friendship circle featuring the likes of Trust Fund, Grubs and Two White Cranes. This latest cut, ‘Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)’, is an honest account of touring the states and running into some trouble with the CIA, as you tend to do. Also; it’s the first release without much-loved former vocalist Alanna McArdle.

The current line-up came from a chance meeting in an occult bookshop, although that’s a story which is told on the more wistful B-side. Despite the changes, it only takes a few seconds to tell that this track is unmistakably Joanna Gruesome.

Similar to the sounds heard on their early release ‘Weird Sister’, it hits with a messy barrage of guitar and drums, contrasting starkly against their distinctive vocal melodies. This is a band with the ability to take you through the motions, but it’s in the more hushed sections where their talents are really laid bare. It’s everything we could have expected to follow the gutsy album ‘Peanut Butter’, and definitely enough to keep us locked into their beautiful little world.

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