Birth of Joy goes ballet! Not the band members themselves, although that would be quite a spectacle, but in the video for ‘Hands Down’ they teamed up with a ballet dancer. This rock-n-roll-ballet video is shot in one the most beautiful theaters in the Netherlands, and we’re pleased to bring you the premiere (watch below).
The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album Get Well, out February 26, 2016 through Longbranch Records. You can download the single through iTunes.
“‘Hands Down” is a highly danceable rock song. Perhaps even the most danceable song Birth of Joy ever put on record. The verses have you galloping through a post-apocalyptic world where everything goes to hell, but later the choruses light it all up in a weird sort of very danceable disco-stoner.”
Having relentlessly toured Europe (and ok, also a little bit in America and Africa), fast rising Dutch psychedelic rockers Birth Of Joy are without doubt a proven live rock sensation! A staggering 450 shows chalked up in the last 3 years immediately recalls the legendary rock n roll bands of the golden era, and demonstrates that Birth Of Joy is a none-stop fireball of energy. The band is a fully oiled machine dripping in blood, sweat and true rock&roll!
Although influenced by 60/70s psychedelica and blues, you won’t have the feeling being sucked into an old dusty Persian tapestry bought at your local thrift shop. Sure, there are psychotic jams, but with peppering their sound with a modern twist of Stoner, Grunge and Punk (including the attitude) the threesome instead creates a lip-smacking sound of their very own, and ensures Birth Of Joy is no straight-forward retro-trip.
With the new album Get Well on the way, 2016 will probably become yet again a very busy year for these road warriors. It’s still unknown if the record of 172 shows (2014) will be broken, but at least you can’t blame the guys for not trying it!
The new album Get Well starts where the former one ‘Prisoner’ ended. The band stepped further away from the standard 60/70s rock&roll sound and again renewed themselves by – maybe even more than ever before – incorporating Stoner, Punk and now also Progrock influences. Just like their last album, Get Well is recorded and mixed by Joris Wolff (Within Temptation, De Staat, Mister and Mississippi etc.).