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Joy Wellboy (BE)

28. 9. 15Roxy, Praha

Joy and Wim have been inseparable for years as a couple in life and art. They began making music together in 2009 in their hometown of Brussels. They laid the foundations for their first album on a road trip through California. This was followed by extensive touring, including dates with Alt-J, Sohn, and Morcheeba, before relocating from Brussels to Berlin. Joy Wellboy produced their second album in an intimate home studio in their new city. It feels like the soundtrack for their own dream wedding. „Wedding” sounds as complete and varied as anyone could wish for from a pop album in 2015: songwriting meets crooning, electro beats snuggle up with chanson, there is a love song on the dance floor, a heartbreaking duet and slow-dance ballad for eternity.

In short: Joy Wellboy make „Love On The Beat”. Wim assumes the role of a born-again Serge Gainsbourg, only with more confidence than the doyen of French pop ever managed during his attempts at electric chanson. And Joy plays a Jane Birkin, in scuffed black leather jacket with a The Slits patch. One is reminded of New Wave hits, the New German Wave, of the soundtracks of French Nouvelle Vague cinema – and Leonard Cohen in his „First We Take Manhattan” phase.
For Leonard Cohen, Berlin comes after Manhattan. But Joy Wellboy have already taken the German capital. So what comes next? It’s your turn.

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