As Joanna Gruesome hit the road with Perfect Pussy, it seems we won’t be getting a new LP this summer from the Welsh jangle-core (blah blah genres) pioneers. To satiate our hunger, the Gruesomes are featured on an upcoming split with the very excellent Trust Fund, to be released on gold vinyl by HHBTM (US – September 23) and Reeks of Effort Records (UK – September 22).
“Jerome (Liar)” is the leading single from the Gruesome half and it’s a textured shoot-from-the-hip track that showcases exactly why the band captured our attention with last year’s Weird Sister. Their rich vocals and sharp pop sensibilities are still mainstays of the sound, but the production and performance has matured a ton. The changes in their mixing are welcome and focus the band’s raw energy very effectively, making me all the more excited for their next full-length.