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EP Premiere: Oh Joy – Good Grief


A couple of weeks back, we shared ‘Cab Sad’ by Dublin three-piece Oh Joy, a song we said captured “intent, psychic wanderlust and heartbreak across 141 all-too-short seconds”. Now we’re pleased to present a first listen to the release from which it’s taken.

Officially out on Friday (June 8), Good Grief is an EP brimming with the emotionally-charged hallmarks that make their knowingly self-deprecating “mope-rock” craft nigh so irresistible. From the aforementioned lead single to masterfully melancholic closer ‘Pepsi’ via ‘Volunteer’ and ‘Hot Strange It All Became’, the band have, across fifteen minutes, comfortably confirmed their arrival as one of the country’s most vital bands.

Oh Joy launch Good Grief upstairs in Whelans on Saturday (June 9). Doors are at 8pm and support comes from Kean Kavanagh. Ahead of that, get acquainted with Good Grief  below.

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