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Fortuna POP!

Joanna Gruesome 'Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)'

£4.99

Fortuna POP!

Joanna Gruesome 'Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)'

£4.99

Blue Coloured Vinyl 7” (Limited to 300).

Joanna Gruesome release their first material since the departure of vocalist Alanna McArdle on this limited edition coloured vinyl 7” on the Fortuna POP! Jukebox 45s singles club. Following a chance meeting in an occult bookshop, the band’s new line up features two amazing and inspiring women, Kate Stonestreet (formerly of queer punks Pennycress) on melodic vocals/shouting/screaming and Roxy Brennan (of Two White Cranes and Grubs) on melodic vocals/keyboard, joining Owen Williams (guitar/vocals), George Nicholls (guitar), Max Warren (bass) and Dave Sandford (drums).

The record features original artwork from Bart De Baets.

Recorded by producer Rory Atwell on a boat in London, a statement from the band on Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All) reads, “This song is about being pursued by intelligence operatives and is partly set in the Welsh village of Llangrannog. It is influenced by our recent U.S tour, during which the CIA took a special interest in the group’s movements.” On Occult Bookshop the band says, “This is an origin story, detailing the first meeting of the group. It is also about using astrological means to strengthen, receive and administer crushes.

Another reading suggests that the song is about attempting to destroy binary conceptions of gender through ritual hexing.” Joanna Gruesome’s terrific debut album Weird Sister took the world by storm when it was released in September 2013, going on to win the Welsh Music Prize, with the 2015 follow up Peanut Butter receiving similar acclaim.

Tracklisting:
Side A:
Pretty Fucking Sick (Of It All)

Side B:
Occult Bookstore