Desperate Journalist

  • Date: 18-08-2019
  • Time: 12:00-12:40
  • Stage: Synth Scene

 

Desperate Journalist are a London-based post punk band, formed in 2012. They released their debut album, the self-titled Desperate Journalist, in 2014, on Fierce Panda Records. A second album, Grow Up, was released in March 2017. The band was formed in North London in 2012, by Jo Bevan (vocals), Rob Hardy (guitar), Simon Drowner (bass) and Caroline Helbert (drums). Hardy and Drowner had previously played together in Birmingham-based band The Drowners; Drowner had then later played bass in Bevan's previous band If.... Helbert joined the band as drummer, having "never really played before". They wrote their first song, "Kitten", at their first rehearsal. The band's name derives from The Cure song, "Desperate Journalist in Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation".

Desperate Journalist is een in Londen gevestigde postpunkband, opgericht in 2012. Ze brachten hun debuutalbum, met de titel Desperate Journalist in 2014 uit met Fierce Panda Records. Een tweede album, Grow Up, werd uitgebracht in maart 2017. De band werd gevormd in Noord-Londen in 2012, door Jo Bevan (zang), Rob Hardy (gitaar), Simon Drowner (bas) en Caroline Helbert (drums). Hardy en Drowner speelden eerder al samen in de in Birmingham gevestigde band The Drowners; Drowner had hierna bas gespeeld in de vorige band van Bevan. Helbert kwam bij de band als drummer, hoewel hij "nooit echt eerder had gespeeld". Ze schreven hun eerste song, "Kitten", tijdens hun eerste repetitie. De naam van de band is afgeleid van het nummer The Cure, "Desperate Journalist in de voortdurende zinvolle revisie-situatie".