Thanks to Treble Zine for their review of our new single ‘Sinking Statues’!
“Sinking Statues,” a new song from the Brighton, UK three-piece, Jouis (pronounced like “Louie”), never scampers far from the prog and folk, Canterbury style, Rhodes-led groove. Seriously. The AOR sentiment maintained, through heady mystical upticks and straight ahead punchy drives, captures this trio finding the middle ground between ambient fusion and west coast psychedelia. Band members Joe Woodham, Louis Pavlo, and Adam Johnson push this number into contemporary evergreen spaces, only ventured into by psych-rock peers Once And Future Band from Oakland and Mildlife from the thriving avant-garde Melbourne art scene in Australia. With soft rock vocals and churning Mellotron keyboard runs, “Statues” may smell like Yacht Rock, but there are no gimmicky Captain’s hats here.
Back in February we played a show for Sofar Sounds: Brighton at the Theatre Royal. Watch it here:
As the year flows by, let 2 bands from unique sonic spectrums give you an evening of auditory pleazure
Doors at 7pm, we haven’t decided who’s headlining yet so get down early to avoid missing anything.
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS ANY OF IT
Jouis are a trio from Brighton. Harnessing the power of Owl, Geese and Falcon abilities, Jouis blend the ordinary with the out, the even with the odd, creating a delectable mix of intense groove, musical dragon chasing and rich harmonic vocals.
Currently recording their highly anticipated second LP. Expect whirring, buzzing, smash bang wallop, ting ta ting ting and lots of ooooh aaahhh eeehh swoosh swish zzsssshhooomingtonium
“This ability to effortlessly switch from the tightly structured and melodic, to spontaneous and free form and back again, is a rare gift” – The Active Listener, New Zealand
“‘Jouis play with skill, style, and with an underlying wildness that hints at some untamed aspect to their music” – Brighton’s Finest
THE EVIL USSES
The Evil Usses are an experimental psych four-piece from Bristol who have been praised for their almost overwhelmingly wild and energetic live shows.
They are currently on their first major European tour (bringing their joyful noise as far as Greece and Croatia) in support of their new EP Muck, and this show with Brighton musical bros Jouis is the finale!
“The overall effect is delightful and makes you want to punch the air. Maybe twice.” (Prog)
“Worth seeing live by all accounts.” (BBC Late Junction)
Thanks to Phil and the team @progmagazine who did an interview with Louis for their #limelight #feature in issue 82 of #progmagazine! Check it out for some updates on what we’ve been up to🖖 #prog #interview #progressivemusic #psychedelic #newalbumontheway
“Another highlight from Thursday were Jouis, they are a group who’ve been around forever, but one I’ve rarely seen live. I get the impression they are a bit of a collective, either that or they’ve shed a few members since I last caught an incarnation of the group. The set presented tonight was an all-singing three-piece combo of keys, baritone guitar (able to hit the low bass notes and soar up to higher lead licks) and drums playing some phenomenal retro psychedelia. On the strength of this performance they’re an act that should be filling tents in every medium sized festival in the land, but I fear they may lack the agency to get there.”