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NEWS: Speedy Wunderground’s Joyeria announces debut EP and shares new single, ‘Colour Film’

Speedy Wunderground’s epic existential artist, Joyeria, has just announced his debut EP, FIM, due on 14th October. Produced by Dan Carey, who has worked with the likes of Fontaines DC, Kae Tempest and Wet Leg, Joyeria’s latest single, ‘Colour Film’, is synonymous with the kind of quality that we have come to expect from him.

Full of existential humour and baritone depth, Joyeria says his latest single,

“‘Colour Film’ is about the mindless daily routine of being alive, what David Foster Wallace called ‘water.’  I apparently have the ability to choose how I feel or think as I participate in being alive just as I can choose how I feel and think when I explain songs which is to say at times, very uneasy. But this song is also about worry beads, American G.I.’s running fighter pilot drills over Mediterranean islands, stray cats, ice creams and falling rotten oranges. Like I said, I’m in a colour film- in fact, we might all be.”

There is something universal about the ability to laugh at the absurdity of the human condition that’s expressed so effectively in his latest single, starting with a soaring primal scream, cinematic riffs and witty lyrics like “I’ll celebrate anyway for no reason…..Stuck in a low tempo rhythm with nothing on my radar screen/ You cannot tap along to silence, you know.

‘Colour Film’ follows previous critically acclaimed singles “Here Comes Trouble” and “Wild Joy“.

The universal witty world-weariness in these songs is something that we can all relate to. “It’s what happens after a songwriter has worked hard for a long time in the dark, looking for lighting in a bottle — and finds it.” With echoes of Magnetic Fields vocals and Sonic Youth riffs, this is a fresh, experimental, post-punk take on 90s alt rock, “Joyeria’s FIM (EP) is what happens when a Canadian spends his adult life patiently crafting his own path as a songwriter in London instead of following his heroes and peers in search of an assumed authenticity in Austin or Nashville.” This is a tight, polished yet purposely gritty track.

‘So far, Joyeria has charted his career in invisible ink. Always a shape shifter, never a genre chaser. He’s quit bands when their buzz was the buzziest, he’s released music under names even devotees could never remember how to spell and has insisted on building his backstory entirely with gaps in the narrative.‘ We look forward to seeing what he does next.

After an epic performance at Visions festival, in Hackney in July, Joyeria plays in at the Seabright Arms in London on 12th August with Moreish Idols, at YES (The Basement) Manchester on 24th September and headlines The Windmill in Brixton on 1st December.

Joyeria’s EP FIM (F*ck I Missed) EP will be released on 14th Ocober and can be pre-ordered here: Joyeria – FIM (EP) (ffm.to)

Joyeria Live:
August
12th – Sebright Arms, London – Moreish Idols EP Launch

September
24th – YES (The Basement), Manchester


December
1st- The Windmill, Brixton, London
Photo credit: Alex Evans

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