Stream Joanna Gruesome’s Weird Sister Now!

Cover of the Weird Sister album.
Cover of the Weird Sister album.

Sounding like a throwback to the post-punk days of the early ’80s, only with some Heavenly thrown in, Joanna Gruesome call their sound noisepop, which is fine by me.

Listen to the entire album over at Pitchfork.

The group comes from Cardiff, England. The five members are Alanna McArdle on vocals, Owen on guitar, Max on bass, George on guitar and Dave on drums. I haven’t been able to track down the guys’ last names.

Here’s a slow one called “Satan”:

And riot grrrl-style:

And this version of “Candy” from 2012:


About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael has had three novels published that comprise the "Freak Scene Dream trilogy": "True Love Scars," "The Flowers Lied" and "Untitled" which can be ordered here. His new book, "Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey," can be pre-ordered from HoZac Books. In November Backbeat Books will publish "Addicted To Noise: The Music Writings of Michael Goldberg," which can be be pre-ordered here.

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