At school you didn’t answer to questions about classical authors. You were not interested in participating. You preferred to remember all the epic epithets. You saw beyond the walls of your class. You never remembered your classmates’ names. During school assemblies you used to abstract yourself until you forgot to be alive. The keeper found you standing up alone. It was not cold. In the pockets of your jeans you were keeping chestnut leaves and ladybirds.
JOYCUT is a creative music outpost formed in Bologna, Italy.
The project is named after the songs ‘Joey’ from Nick Drake’s Time of No Reply and the Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut.
After some sonic exploration on early recordings, JOYCUT’s most distinct sounds of syncretic-suburban-rock and dark-eco-wave bore true fruit with the 2011 release “GhostTreesWhereToDisappear”.
The last album “PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround” took the band to new heights, evidenced by the album's continued success, with a never-ending tour of over 300 dates across North America, Asia and Europe, culminating in a Top 5 European Talent Exchange Programme [ETEP] position.
With the digital mantra #JoyCutNeverStops the band visited 3 continents, 74 countries, 216 cities, 48 headlining concerts in the USA, 75 festivals.
Following a scintillating TEDx talk and performance in Verona and inspired by their recent vivid tours in the East, JOYCUT made their debut at the Biennale di Venezia with their “Opera” in six acts K O M O R E B I: a soundtrack tribute to Japan.
Komorebi is the “distinctive effect of sunlight as it filters through the thin gossamer leaves of trees”.
The sold-out show was a combination of their dramatic music with visual art chapters that created a world to get lost in.
Robert Smith has kindly invited JOYCUT to headline the Purcell Room on 15 June 2018 as part of his Meltdown festival in London this Summer
Their untaggable, mainly instrumental, music weaves a carpet of powerful sonic moments using electronic and orchestral breathings, cinematic saturations, tribal drumming and industrial percussion with found objects from the urban landscape.
The band focus on the dichotomy between elemental/tribal drumming and synth/electronic work and through this disunion they paint imagery of the struggle between technology, nature and humankind.
JOYCUT has a green philosophy and all of their production is 100% tied to a sustainable future. A future that they are already soundtracking.
The band have released three studio albums.
[For fans of Michel de Montaigne, Plato, Henry V & Claudio Ranieri]_