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Band Of Holy Joy - Brutalism Begins at Home

  by Tony Gaughan

published: 8 / 5 / 2017

Band Of Holy Joy - Brutalism Begins at Home
Label: Tiny Global Productions
Format: 10"


Appealing new EP from London-based alternative rock the Band of Holy Joy which has been released on ten inch vinyl and digitally

The London quintet the Band of Holy Joy return with this new 10" vinyl and digital release which was produced by notable Primal Scream and Denim producer Brian O'Shaughnessy. 'Come Home to Me' is as downbeat as Joy Division but a decent opener. The second track is 'Travel to Far Flung Towns' which sounds familiarly like the opening track and in fact is an instrumental version of it with a few added effects. It still sounds pretty good though. 'Removal Man' is the strongest of all and very reminiscent of the Fall and Marc Almond. A driving bass and a great hook make it instantly likable. The last track 'I Got This Job on the Brutalism Estate' is again an instrumental of the previous track. It is a very listenable package and with the band working on a triple CD box set of old Flim Flam recordings and a new album they should make good listening when they drop in the summer.

Track Listing:-
1 Come Home To Me
2 Travel To The Far Flung Towns
3 Removal Man
4 I Got This Job On The Brutalism E

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