Joyce Manor have come a long way, this time literally – just as their 2016 release Cody took the California punks further from their norm than ever before, bringing their rollicking wordplay and pop sensibility into four-minute territory, the band are bringing their tour in support of the same to Leeds for the first time since 2014.
Joined by Durham drawl-pop quartet Martha, the band are set to hit several cities in the UK, bouncing from London to Brighton just a month after they finish their run of Australian dates in June. Joyce Manor’s brief and liminal hooks will be well complemented by Martha’s upscaling and punchy guitar pop – although the band hail from the village Pity Me, their music is anything but morose, reflective without dragging in swampy pathos. Combined with Joyce Manor’s often minute-long pocket rock symphonies, the Brudenell can be expected to be shaking at the rafters with bodies and choruses – if only for brief bursts at a time.
Joyce Manor play the Brudenell in Leeds on the 7th of July with support from Martha. Tickets are available here.By Jowan Mead