Track Of The Day #511: Desperate Journalist – Happening
Taking their name in homage to the famed John Peel session in which The Cure berated ex-NME journalist Paul Morley for a less than favourable review, London four-piece Desperate Journalist have been crafting quite the reputation on stage and on record, in the last twelve months. Releasing a charming debut EP ‘Christina’ last year, and the excellent shuddering post-punk rush of ‘Organ’…
Now they return with the swoonesome shimmer of ‘Happening’ a muscular cinematic pop song that’s the delectable sound of ‘Ally Sheedy from The Breakfast Club’s headphones’. Jo Bevan’s alluring vocals at once hang heavy with longing like breath in the winter’s air, while guitars cartwheel like the bright lights of the London eye behind her and intricate rhythm section pulses and collapses. ‘Happening’ depicts an exciting pop band with a four dimensional sound, and we can’t wait to clap ears on what they do next! LIVE DATES;28 May – LONDON – Power Lunches 06 June – LONDON – Aces & Eights 20 June – LONDON – Camden Crawl WEBSITE / SOCIAL NETWORKSwww.facebook.com/DesperateJournalisttwitter.com/despjournalist
God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.