SotD - Joy Room


Neil Gardner is a bit of an audio guru, being the brains behind an award winning spoken word production company. But sometimes he likes to retreat from the digital studio to listen to some music analogue style, on vinyl. This time he visits Joy Room...

Format: 7″ black vinyl

Side A - grungy loud guitars strike hard at the heart of this student punk-pop masterpiece. Fast and frenetic vocals sung with passion and real soul strutting style. A dichotomy at the soul of this track…it is so raw yet equally beautifully refined. An in-the-studio-with-the-band feeling grows with big drums pumping energy and fun out of the speakers.


Side B - a student-bar floor filler from start to finish, with grimy gritty guitar noise splattering across the soundscape. A Hard-Fi sound, a cold hard slap of lad-rock featuring super-tight playing and ‘we’ve found a new indie rock star’ vocals. Riff heavy anthem to stomp along to and bring the damn house down!

Finyl Thought: it's getting rowdy in here, but don’t worry, you’re invited to join the fun



First published on From the Listening Nook - Find Neil in his nook @listeningnook

Images - Neil Gardner