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Pure Joy of IDestroy Review

Latest offering ‘Pure Joy of Life’ from garage rock/punk trio IDestroy is a sharp, punchy feel-good five track which is impossible not to love. The E.P, released earlier this month, is consistently shout-out-loud good and will have the neighbours joining in on the party as you turn it up loud to tracks such as ‘Milkshake Sky’ and latest single ‘Lemons’.

Comparisons of the band can be drawn from Riot-Grrrl and old-school punk as much as innovative alt-rock bands such as Weezer and The Gossip. Infact, track five of ‘Pure Joy of Life’ – ‘And You Know’ is an excellent cover from The Gossip’s ‘That’s Not What I Heard’ 2001 album which has got me right back into Beth Ditto. Don’t be fooled however, IDestroy are clever musicians with their own sound which gets louder with each release. Bec Jevon’s lyrics are straight-to-the-point, unafraid and honest, with talented drumming and bass from Jenn Haneef and Becky Baldwin respectively.

In contrast to the more upbeat tracks on the EP is the slower and darker ‘Alcohol and Vitamins’ which is reminiscent of 2016’s ‘Vanity Loves Me‘ and a hypnotic listen whilst still maintaining its sing-along appeal.

‘Pure Joy of Life’ is no-frills, charismatic fun which reflects a love of playing from the band and an excellent live show which you can catch across the UK and Germany (all UK dates supporting The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing) throughout March and early April.

The ‘Pure Joy of Life’ can be purchased here and if you need any more convincing you can watch the video for ‘Lemons’ below:

Upcoming tour dates:

Track Listing:

  • Milkshake Sky
  • Lemons
  • Pure Joy of Life
  • Alcohol and Vitamins
  • And You Know

1 comment

  • Scott Bickers

    Ace band, great performers and nice people. Really enjoyed playing alongside them recently.

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