Joy Opposites release new album and music video [Japan].
Formed in 2016 after the break up of 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 hit the daily charts at an impressive #14 and 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, and Japanese home to such luminaries as Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, At The Drive In and Marilyn Manson.
Soon after, realizing that their sound had already developed beyond the confines of the alternative rock template they laid out on ‘Swim’, the band started work on a follow up. Aiming for a darker yet simultaneously poppier tone, songwriting continued in earnest throughout the early months of 2017, with the band decamping to Metropolis Studios, London in May to record what would later become ‘Find Hell’.
Having an unequivocal vision for how the record should sound, the band decided that ‘Find Hell’ would be self produced, but enlisted the services of supremely talented recording engineer Liam Nolan (Adele, Clean Bandit) in order to help them realize that vision. Once recording was finished the band then turned to ‘Swim’ producer Alex Newport (At The Drive In, Bloc Party) to mix the effort, with Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Ghost, Imagine Dragons) brought in on mastering duties.
‘Find Hell’ is the sound of a band that knows exactly what it wants to sound like – a captivating collision of pop song writing with the muscle of modern rock; dark yet somehow soothing, timeless and yet unerringly modern. With a new label and the support of new management (Magniph, home to MONO and Bo Ningen), Joy Opposites is finally ready to take their music beyond the shores of Japan.