Phenomenal Japanese band Joy Opposites (ex-FACT) have announced a brand new album and have released a great background to the album and their journey after their latest released Find Hell.
“Our new record will be called ’Trash’. We’ve learned a great deal since ‘Find Hell’ and as we continue to grow against the backdrop of the modern world, ‘Trash’ is a visceral, uncompromising and honest reflection of our experiences. Many of us have suffered discrimination and oppression throughout our lives. The world’s current leadership isn’t seeking to improve this so if there is to be change, it must come from the arts, from an understanding and sharing of the human spirit and from joining together. To think that we’ve still not evolved past skin colour, gender, sexual orientation or spiritual beliefs is absurd. We ARE smarter and capable of so much more, so to this end we invite you to share your stories and struggles with us. Silence should no longer be an option. If you’ve ever been made to feel that you were trash, know that we are all trash. Let’s help each other feel a little less alone in this world.”
Formed in 2016 after the break up of multi-platinum selling band FACT, Joy Opposites wasted no time in writing and recording their debut album ‘Swim’. Recorded by Alex Newport at the legendary Studio 606 in Los Angeles, the record immediately earned the band their first ever live appearances at the prestigious Summer Sonic festival in both Tokyo and Osaka. Following tours with the likes of Coldrain, Crossfaith, Nothing, Citizen and more, the band signed to Hostess Entertainment, one of the largest indie music companies in Japan/Asia. Soon after, Joy Opposites self-produced their follow-up album ‘Find Hell’ and recorded with engineer Liam Nolan at Metropolis Studios in London. Mixed once again by the phenomenal Alex Newport, the album is out now worldwide via Hostess Entertainment/MAGNIPH.