Riotous teenagers Joanna Gruesome are a five-piece noisepop / C86-ish / punk / riot grrrl / whatever band from Cardiff that sound like ‘You Made Me Realise’ era My Bloody Valentine being chanelled by sloppy punk kids. They like quiet and sweet melodies, hardcore punk drumbeats and brutal feedback. Equal parts Huggy Bear and classic Dinosaur Jr, in the space of five minutes their boy-girl high velocity terror-pop can veer from jangle to riot, from sweaters to torn tights, from feedback to swoon.
A Little About Trust Fund… Primarily the project of Bristol musician Ellis Jones, the Trust Fund project had its early, early roots in R&B while last year’s ‘Don’t Let Them Begin’ EP (which is totally great BTW and came out through Reeks of Effort in October 2013) saw him combine a folk-ish indie rock sound compared with Waxahatchee and Neutral Milk Hotel.
Tracklist: Joanna Gruesome: Jerome (Liar) / Satan (Desire Edition) / Coffee Implosion. Trust Fund: Reading The Wrappers / Scared / No Pressure
Reeks Of Effort / Turnstile TS013