Band release their second album next week
Joanna Gruesome are streaming new album ‘Peanut Butter’ online ahead of its release.
Set for release on May 11, ‘Peanut Butter’ was recorded by MJ from Hookworms and is the follow up to 2013 debut ‘Weird Sister’. Stream the album now via NPR.
Speaking about the LP, songwriter and guitarist Owen Williams commented: “We tried to make it shorter, more economical and attempted to pack as many hooks and screams in as quickly possible in order to avoid short changing the consumer or wasting her/his/their time.”
“Lyrically it’s more obtuse and surreal but also attempts to mock trad masculine rock themes whenever things do get more lucid. But sometimes musically we embrace them by doing embarrassing guitar solos. I’m not sure how much else I’m at liberty to say but one thing I will disclose is that the record is a response to threats posed by rival groups.”
In November of last year, Joanna Gruesome won the Welsh Music Prize. The gong was given to the band’s ‘Weird Sister’ at a ceremony which took place in Cardiff. The annual award celebrates Welsh music as well as music made by Welsh people around the world.
The ‘Peanut Butter’ tracklisting is:
‘Honestly Do Yr Worst’
‘There Is No Function Stacy’
‘I Don’t Wanna Relax’
‘Hey! I Wanna Be Yr Best Friend’