Joanna Gruesome ready debut for Slumberland

Cardiff-based noisepop five-piece Joanna Gruesome have announced their debut album to be released via Slumberland Records and Fortuna POP!  The group’s LP is titled Weird Sister, and will be released September 10. 
Brimming with irresistible pop melodies and spiked with dissonant fuzzy jangle, their songs are shot through with loud discordant feedback and super-fast, hardcore punk drumbeats. This album sees their first foray away from recording in a living room to a proper studio under the guidance of producer MJ of the much lauded Hookworms. Kicking it against sexism and homophobia, nothing is off-limits, drawing inspiration from DIY scenes such as Riot Grrrl/noisepop/C86 /K Records as well as post hardcore like Drive Like Jehu/Converge and the art rock of The Velvet Underground and My Bloody Valentine, Joanna Gruesome offer a staggeringly diverse album, unexpectedly quiet and surprisingly loud.
Today the band shares the first taste of their upcoming LP with the song “Secret Surprise.” Stream the track over at BrooklynVegan.