New music from Born Joy Dead
Georgia Condon | On 02, Apr 2015
While many are still tearful at the reality of losing Hungry Kids of Hungary back in 2013, Born Joy Dead affirms hopes that music of the same calibre and catchiness is still being conceived.
Featuring former Hungry Kids member Ben Dalton, and described as his â€œnew projectâ€, Born Joy Dead creates similarly groovy tunes, though a little more bluesy and with a definite darker tone than Daltonâ€™s former band. Also featuring Mitch Clark,
Latest release â€œStones in my Shoeâ€ off the bandâ€™s forthcoming first EP is a percussive treat that develops into a cruisey (out-of) love song. Some interesting phrasing, possibly thanks to Daltonâ€™s role as bassist in Hungry Kids, keeps the track rolling forwards, with a relaxed and pleasingly constant guitar track affirming the groupâ€™s genre as casual indie rock.
Though theyâ€™ve played a bunch of local shows recently, you can be sure to catch Born Joy Dead live for their imminent EP tour. Keep your ears attuned to ensure you experience the pleasure of hearing â€œUpside Down Inside Outâ€, (the first track the band released) a lilting tune that sounds sweet but feels a little darker upon close inspection of the lyrics.
Daltonâ€™s casual on-stage manner is easy to warm to, which, combined with unexpected structures and honest lyricism, as well as enormous levels of combined musical talent, makes Born Joy Dead a great live band.
Images courtesy of Born Joy Dead, Dirty Love Photography via BJD