• 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…

  • Stream: Oh Joy – Cab Sad

    We have a lot of time for Dublin indie rock trio Oh Joy here at TTA. They mean it, man. They really mean it. Recorded by Liam Mulvaney at Bow Lane, the brisk, heat-stung ache of new single ‘Cab Sad’ captures that intent, psychic wanderlust and heartbreak across 141 all-too-short seconds. Taken from their forthcoming EP, Good Grief – which is released on June 8 – the song is, as you might gleam from even a cursory listen, “about falling in love and how it can make you feel like a pathetic mess”. Ollie Moyles, Oh Joy lead songwriter wrote the…

  • Video Premiere: Oh Joy – So Swell

    Hands down one of the country’s finest alt-rock propositions right now, Dublin three-piece Oh Joy first caught our attention last year with their single ‘Habits and Recreations’. Having come on leaps and bounds in the four years that have passed, the threesome are back with the video for their latest – and quite possibly great – single effort to date, ‘So Swell’. Accompanied by a perfectly throwback video courtesy of Carrot Gold Enterprises, the track is a fuzzed-out blast of pining indie rock conjuring the likes of Sebadoh via Built To Spill’s more ardent efforts. Have an exclusive first look and listen right below.

  • Premiere: Oh Joy – Habits & Recreations

    Recorded with Liam Mulvaney at Bow Lane Studio, the forthcoming self-titled EP by Dublin alt-rock band Oh Joy faithfully throws back whilst keeping a fixed eye on the present-day, fuzzed-out ruminations. Counting the likes of Pixies, Elliott Smith and DIIV amongst their main influences, there’s an authenticity to the trio’s intent-drenched throwdowns, not least on the EP’s lead single ‘Habits & Recreations’, which we’re pleased to premiere here. Oh Joy will be released at the end of the month.