A groove laden dose of QOTSA-esque alt-rock, ‘Shoot Your Lover’ blends powerful, distorted guitars lines with a relentlessly thundering bassline set against effortlessly emotive vocals, before descending into a chaotic frenzy of infectious, grungy abandon. Listen to the track here.
About the track, lead singer and guitarist Mykl comments, “Sometimes the things you think you love aren’t very good for you at all, they can be the things that are killing you.”
‘Shoot Your Lover’ comes after a great start to the year which has seen the band winning over new fans as they played with Dinosaur Pile-Up, Demob Happy and Pagan, as well as playing killer sets at The Great Escape and This Is Tomorrow festival.
The new release follows the single ‘Heaven’ and the band’s debut EP Amateurs,which was released last year and saw the band garner support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Spotify, Kerrang, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Radio X.
“A scuzzy affair reminiscent of 90s alt-rock hits” – Dork
“[Sick Joy] are busy bringing back all the grungy best bits of
the 90s.” – Upset
It certainly seems like this new British band are bypassing Nirvana and going straight to the source of grunge, with delicious, building fuzz, quiet-loud dynamic and vocals that see-saw between a gnash and a caress.” – Kerrang
A taut, visceral burner, reminiscent of early Mudhoney with a pop touch, a snappy three-minute nugget of unbridled fury.” – CLASH
“Welcome to your lives Brighton trio Sick Joy, who aim to harness the power of music’s golden decade by blending their mix of hooky, poppy grunge with three chords and the truth, man.” – LOUDER