Album release inspires Joy

NARELLE BUTCHERSound Telegraph

Rock group The Joy Evelation is getting set to release its self-titled album — a project that has been in the pipeline for two-and-a-half years.

Front woman Mia Joy said the full-length album was being mastered and would be released in November.

“It has taken a long time to come about because we’re being such perfectionists,” she said. “The influences are quite obviously rock, but we really like LA rock.

“The sound we are trying to achieve is authentic — very vintage, very cool.

“It’s been really pleasing for us to achieve it, something that can take a lot of time in today’s digital landscape.”

The Joy Evelation, which also includes Rob Garnett, Brenton Scambler and Adam Rando, toured the United States last year, performing at iconic venues The Whisky A Go Go and The Viper Room.

Joy said the band now includes many US followers among its fans.

“It was absolutely amazing,” she said.

“The tour was better than we ever imagined.

Joy said supporting the Untouchables at The Whisky A Go Go was a highlight.

“Feeling the history of Sunset Boulevard was awesome — it was so different to what you imagine,” she said. The band hopes to return to the US next year after an invite to join the Help Feed America Tour.

“I think rock, for a while, went out of fashion but it’s coming back,” Joy said.

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