West-London fourpiece Joy Room announced themselves back in September with the track ‘Late At Night’, which has since clocked up over 500,000 streams on Spotify, receiving support from Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart at Radio 1 and an Evening Playlist addition at Radio X.
‘What’s Your Number?’ / ‘Down’ is the follow-up release from the band. ‘What’s Your Number?’ is destructively raw yet instantly addictive and b-side ‘Down’ is a cathartic release, colliding and bouncing between reveries, guitars hooks and reality. Both songs were produced by Duncan Mills (The Vaccines, Malcolm McLaren) and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Pixies, Foo Fighters).
The band say; “With ‘What’s Your Number’, we wanted it to feel like a boxing match. Once you enter the fight, all roads lead to the solo - the take off. Lyrically it's an inner monologue, the chorus contradicts the verses. I wanted it to be uncertain, like what happens in my head when I try and make decisions, constantly going back and forth until in the end actions - or the solo - speak louder than words.”
Joy Room have recently supported Sundara Karma and are touring with The Sherlocks and The Bay Rays this month and playing at Live At Leeds in April, with their own headline shows announced soon.
Listen to ‘What’s Your Number?’ here [https://soundcloud.com/joyroommusic/whats-your-number]