We’ve been following the career of Sick Joy for the best part of a year. Their brand of grunge-pop has been winning admirers up and down the country with their debut EP, ‘Amateurs’ and recent standalone single, ‘Dissolve Me’, getting plenty of attention.
While on record they’ve channelled their 90’s rock influences, on stage they deliver a no-frills onslaught with raw hooks scattered throughout.
Next week the Brighton-via-Newcastle trio are going out on a headline run. The six-date run follows a busy year for Sick Joy, having played shows with Feeder, Tigercub, Honeyblood, and Hell Is For Heroes, alongside appearances at Camden Rocks and 2000 Trees Festivals.
As they prepare for lengthy spells travelling up and down the UK’s motorways, we asked the members of Sick Joy to curate a playlist of songs that will be the soundtrack to their upcoming UK tour.
Pip Blom – Honey
Mykl (guitar/vocals): One of my favourite bands right now.
Idles – Samaritans
Mykl: Because they’re probably the most important band around right now and the song is fucking great.
Hockey Dad – Join The Club
Mykl: Upbeat nostalgic sounds with banging melodies
Richard Hawley – Tonight
Martyn (drums): It’s soothing, it’s a classic.
Fugazi – Waiting Room
Martyn: Such an influential band, epic track. Gets the blood pumping.
Parquet Courts – Content Nausea
Martyn: Downbeat visceral, with that effortlessly cool New York sound.
Childish Gambino – This is America
Danny (bass/vocals): It shocked me when I first heard it and totally made me change how I felt on that day, it’s rare to find music that hits you in such a personal way, I had it on repeat for months.
Hozier – Nina Cried Power
Danny: I love this dudes voice and the mixture of old-school blues with a modern twist.
Queens of The Stone Age – You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire
Danny: It’s just sick!
Sick Joy will be touring the UK on the following dates:
12th Jimmy’s, Manchester
13th The Garage (The Attic), Glasgow
16th Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle
17th Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
18th Shacklewell Arms, London
20th Patterns, Brighton