Listen to Joanna Gruesome’s ‘Honestly Do Yr Worst’
Joanna Gruesome are back with a new album that's set to release this spring, and in anticipation, they've shared its first single, "Honestly Do Yr Worst."
Right off the bat, the track jumps into a hoppy rhythm of rolling guitar riffs and steady drum beats that will get your energy rising well before the vocals come in. Despite the fervor of the melody, singer Alanna McArdle's is pretty light and airy.
Recorded by MJ from Hookworms, the Cardiff band aims to combine its various influences from British hardcore punk to pop to produce upbeat yet sonically aggressive. Despite the dueling sounds, they seem to mesh in a way that are easily accessible.
Following their 2013 debut album, Weird Sister, the band's sophomore effort, Peanut Butter (set for release this spring), keeps a lot of the heart of their signature sound but changes things up by making the songs a bit shorter. Hear for yourself with "Honestly Do Yr Worst":
"We tried to make it shorter, more economical and attempted to pack as many hooks and screams in as quickly possible in order to avoid short changing the consumer or wasting her/his/their time," songwriter Owen Williams says in a statement. "Lyrically, it's more obtuse and surreal but also attempts to mock [traditional] masculine rock themes whenever things do get more lucid. But sometimes musically we embrace them by doing embarrassing guitar solos."
Peanut Butter hits the states on June 2 via Slumberland Records. Prior to its release the band will be playing a few dates in the U.K.
Joanna Gruesome 2015 U.K. Tour
April 17 -- Islington Mill -- Manchester, U.K.
April 18 -- Stereo -- Glasgow
April 23 -- Scala -- London
May 2 -- Live at Leeds -- Leeds, U.K.
May 3 -- The Haunt -- Brighton, U.K.