DESPERATE JOURNALIST – ” Fault “

Posted: April 27, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Desperate Journalist have developed a keen following as they have grown into cult status, and now the London post punk quartet drop “Fault” which is the first single from their upcoming LP “Maximum Sorrow” and is released via Fierce Panada Records on July 2nd .

“The lyrics for ‘Fault’ were initially written quite intuitively and informed by what sounded good mouthwise with the kind of melody I thought the song needed—quite sonorous, Jim Kerr-y vowels. As I edited it into something which actually made sense, it naturally turned into a memory-screed about a terrible flat I once lived in and how the place itself seemed to reflect all the misery going on in my life at the time. I quite like the idea of a song sounding so big and dark and kinetic but with lyrics set mostly in quite a small space where nothing really happens except for unexpressed turbulent emotion.”

“Structurally it’s unusual for us in that it a) doesn’t have many guitars on it and b) has a shifting hook/chorus which doesn’t happen at the times you’d necessarily expect. It was more of a textural exercise to record too which was really enjoyable and interesting—there are two drumkits on the recording and also synth undercurrents to make it extra propulsive and intense.” – Jo Bevan

Desperate Journalist will be promoting their eagerly awaited new record with an unmissable show at Lafayette in London, “Fault’ is the first single taken from the LP ‘Maximum Sorrow!’, out on 2nd July 2021 on Fierce Panda Records

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