Joy Room make an instant impression. The west London foursome, who have been making music together for a year or so, create visceral pop-rock songs that combine whopping riffs, rip-roaring drums and raw vocals that’ll sweep you off your feet.
Support slots with Reading faves Sundara Karma, Kent trio The Bay Rays and Brighton’s High Tyde give an inkling to their trajectory, but the newcomers have a riotous sound all of their own – one that bridges the gap between The Amazons and Arctic Monkeys, albeit with a generous helping of extra fuzz. With their latest single out now and making waves, we caught up with the capital-based quartet to get the lowdown on their story to date.
‘What’s Your Number?’ is a BIG tune. How did the track come about?
“’What’s Your Number?’ was written really fast, which was a great feeling. It wrote its self as it was being played for the first time.”
Joy Room start out?
“We started out as friends and we wanted to see if we could play songs together, so we started trying and formed a band that would go on to be called
What inspired your name?
“We’d tried lots of names, but the name
Joy Room came along after we had recorded late at night. We sat playing the song and saw some film posters – the words “joy” and “room” were in amongst them so we put them together and it felt right.”
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
“Motorbikes, playing live, the opposite sex, our friends and ADHD”
Any other new bands that you’ve played with and would recommend?
“A band called Lady Bird from Brighton/Tunbridge Wells.”
And finally, what does the rest of 2017 hold for
“We’re going to go on tour, record more and release new music.”