Joanna Gruesome/Trust Fund at Maximum Rock and Roll

This split with Wales Joanna Gruesome and UK band Trust Fund offers up some dreamy pop. What I love about Joanna Gruesome is how contained and sweet and melodic they can be, while utterly ripping at times. I mean it’s a hard line to walk, but they do it damn well. Their songs are not as catchy as those on their recent Slumberland full-length Weird Sister, but they certainly still solid….you don’t put your best stuff on a split y’know? Trust Fund sounds sonically similar, but in such close comparison they lack the same punch as Joanna Gruesome.