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Frog at DIY Mag

‘Kind of Blah’ isn’t a title that does the debut full-length by duo Frog any justice. How could any album recorded in a disused bowling alley – situated under a cafe, mind you – be “kind of blah”?

Lead single ‘Judy Garland’ isn’t doing any favours for mediocrity either. With a heehaw Cowboy croon and Americana guitar licks, ‘Judy Garland’ hurtles forward like a horse bolting out of its pen; a righteous folk song that rattles around your brain like an old familiar campfire tune you can hum but can’t quite pin your finger on. Imagine the euphoric pop of Small Wonder getting caught in a time warp to the wild west with Modest Mouse’s ‘Satin in a Coffin’ and you just about scratch the surface.

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Joanna Gruesome at DIY

On 22nd September, Bristol’s Trust Fund join forces with Joanna Gruesome – one year on from their debut album ‘Weird Sister’ – for a special 12” release, out via Reeks of Effort (UK) and HHBTM (US). The new release brings together six tracks (three per band), all previously unheard.

Previously the release has fledged Trust Fund’s ‘Reading the Wrappers’ & ‘Scared’, plus Joanna Gruesome’s ‘Jerome (Liar)’. Now DIY is delighted to be bringing you the remaining half. On ‘Coffee Implosion’, JoGro’s forceful fuzz shows its sweeter, caffeine-fuelled side, while Ellis Jones and co.’s ‘No Pressure’ might be the most immediate thing they’ve put their name to.

Alongside a stream of the release, we had both bands wax lyrical on why they’re both so awesome.

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Joanna Gruesome at DIY

A year on from the release of debut LP ‘Weird Sister’, Joanna Gruesome are returning with a new split 12” with Trust Fund.

Both acts are contributing three tracks per side of gold vinyl (out 22nd September on Reeks of Effort). The first to emerge from the release is ‘Jerome (Liar)’, a song that dives into sinister territory from the off. Chords are chugged out with breakneck speed, almost as if the band have been formed of their 1 minute, 40 second running time and have to fill the quota as quickly as possible.

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