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Jun 01, 2015

Although their sophomore album, Peanut Butter, only came out a couple of weeks back, Welsh noise pop band Joanna Gruesome have announced that vocalist Alanna Mcardle is leaving the band. Taking her place will be Kate Stonestreet of Pennycress on vocals/shouting/screaming and Roxy Brennan of Two White Cranes, Grubs, Trust Fund, and TOWEL on melodic vocals/keyboards. More

May 04, 2015

As is their want, NPR First Listen is streaming several of next the couple of weeks’ notable new albums, including the new ones from Surfer Blood, Joanna Gruesome, Tyondai Braxton, and Patrick Watson. Blanck Mass (aka Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons) is also streaming his album,Dumb Flesh, via Soundcloud. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins, Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, and Others

Aug 22, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar’s weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we’ve got new songs by Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins (Toro Y Moi side-project), Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, TEEN, Douglas Dare, The Coathangers, Young Karin, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here. More


2014 Artist Survey: Joanna Gruesome

Alanna McArdle, Max Warren, and Owen Williams on 2014's Best Albums, Common Criticisms, and Fan Interactions

Jan 07, 2015

For Under the Radar’s 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.


Jun 18, 2015

The marriage of noise and pop is as old as garage rock itself, but few recent bands have wed sonic assaults and bracingly gorgeous melodicism as convincingly as Joanna Gruesome. More

Nov 28, 2013

As you might expect from an act whose members met in an anger management course, then twisted the name of pretty-voiced girl-with-a-harp Joanna Newsom into something that sounds like a cruel high school nickname, Welsh band Joanna Gruesome play loud, noisy, bratty punk rock, with the playful defiance of ‘90s riot grrrl and song titles such as “Anti-Parent Cowboy Killers” and “Lemonade Grrrl.” More