NEWS: Desperate Journalist win God Is In The TV Album of the Year 2021
London based Desperate Journalist have won the God Is In The TV Album of the Year for their amazing fourth album Maximum Sorrow!.
After a poll of all our writers and editors, Desperate Journalist came out on top, with Japanese Breakfast and Self Esteem in second and third.
The quadruplet of Jo Bevan (vocals), Rob Hardy (guitar), Simon Drowner (bass) and Caz Hellbent (drums), have been on the scene since their debut eponymous LP landed in late 2014 and the quality has only gone through the roof, culminating in this masterpiece recorded in the first break between the lockdowns last year.
The band had this to say about their win:-
“We are delighted we’ve been voted album of the year. All of us worked so hard on making Maximum Sorrow! as deluxe and delightful as possible in a pretty abject time for the world, and it’s extremely gratifying to see that it’s connected with you guys in the way it was intended to. It’s also a personal relief to note that songs about conceptual artists, twatty novelists, and settling petty personal scores are still a going concern. Cheers and wi-fives to all”.
Singles ‘Fault’, ‘Personality Girlfriend‘ and ‘Everything You Wanted‘ were a broad palette of styles and influences, from the rumbling, bass drenched post-punk brilliance, through jangle pop perfection to epic, emotional and atmospheric anthem, this record has it all.
Congratulations Desperate Journalist.
They play Sheffield Record Junkie and Birmingham Hare and Hound on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December and then play Bristol, Bedford, Nottingham, Newcastle and London in the new year. Get your tickets here.
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.