BIRTH OF JOY
Announce new album Get Well for release via Long Branch Records/SPV February 26th, 2016
Having chalked up a staggering 450 shows in the last three years alone, relentlessly touring across Europe, America and Africa, Birth Of Joy assert themselves into 2016 a non-stop fireball of energy. With rip-roaring new single ‘You Got Me Howling’s screaming organ tones firing on all cylinders as they announce a mammoth tour booked across Europe for 2016.
Forming their alliance at the Herman Brood Academy in Utrecht, Netherlands as a freshly inducted class of 2006, the trio bonded quickly over a shared love of Nuggets-era psych and mainstays like the MC5 and Deep Purple. With an ethos rooted in rekindling the spirit and zeal of that time, and simultaneously rocketing it into the 21st century, in 2009 the trio officially formed Birth Of Joy outside the walls of the institute.
Though cast Birth Of Joy aside as a dusty Persian tapestry bought at your local thrift shop at your peril. The psychotic jams found on Get Well come peppered by lip-smacking grunge-punk clamour, with prog-rock tendencies creeping in to pick up right where their triumphant Prisoner LP left off. This is the sixties ramped up on steroids and spinning out of control.
Since their inception, Birth Of Joy have left a history of playing intense and relentless live shows. Popronde 2010, a travelling Dutch music festival, saw them play a mighty 17 sets, and crowned favorite act of the entire month-long event. A stunning debut performance at 2011’s Altersonic at Eurosonic saw them invited back time again, with an appearance at 2012’s Transmusicales marking the start of their international career, instating them as a steady name and welcome guest in the international rock n’ roll scene.
With an incredible 172 shows under their belts in 2014 alone, Birth Of Joy will embark upon a European tour stretching from December 2015 into April 2016. They play London’s Borderline on March 16th.
Recorded and mixed by Joris Wolff (Within Temptation, De Staat, Mister and Mississippi) Get Well will be released worldwide on February 26th 2016 by Long Branch Records/SPV and Suburban Records.
Kevin Stunnenberg, Vocals/Guitar
Bob Hogenelst, Drums/Backing Vocals
Gertjan Gutman, Organ/Bass
Pre-order Get Well on CD here Birth Of Joy and on LP here Birth Of Joy
FEB 25: NL – Leiden, Gebr. De Nobel – RELEASEPARTY
FEB 26: NL – Nijmegen, Doornroosje
FEB 27: NL – Hengelo, Metropool – RELEASEPARTY
FEB 28: NL – Rotterdam, Rotown
MAR 03: NL – Goes, ‚t Beest
MAR 04: NL – Leeuwarden, Asteriks XL
MAR 05: NL – Venlo, Grenswerk
MAR 06: NL – Zeewolde, Where The Wild Things Are Festival
MAR 10: NL – Utrecht, Tivoli
MAR 11: NL – Groningen, Vera
MAR 12: NL – Deventer, Burgerweeshuis
MAR 16: UK – London, Borderline
MAR 27: NL – Schijndel, Paaspop Festival
MAR 29: FR – Paris, Point Ephemere
MAR 30: FR – Tourcoing, Le Grand Mix
MAR 31: FR – Alencon, La Luciole
APR 01: FR – Macon, Cave A Musique
APR 02: FR – Grenoble, La Source
APR 03: FR – Marseille – La Poste A Galene
APR 05: FR – Lyon, Jack Jack
APR 06: CH – Dudingen, Bad Bonn
APR 07: FR – Strassbourg, La Laiterie
APR 08: CH – Zurich, Bogen F
APR 09: DE – Stuttgart, Keller Club
APR 10: DE – Munchen, Milla
APR 13: AT – Vienna, Arena
APR 14: CZ – Prague, La Fabrika
APR 15: PL – Warsaw, Stodola
APR 16: DE – Berlin, Privatclub
APR 17: DE – Hannover, Lux
APR 19: DE – Koln, Blue Shell
APR 28: FR – Nantes, Stereolux
APR 29: FR – Amiens, La Lune Des Pirates