Joy Room are such an exciting young band coming straight out of London. I first discovered them in June's Flying Vinyl boxset, an incredible box set that they stood out on. Which really displays the strength of the band. The songs they have released to date have all been bangers, especially the phenomenally well written What's Your Number which is one of them songs that just stays in your head for ages, forcing you to listen to it over and over and yet you can never get bored of it.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love The Cookie as a venue and I love everything they stand for as well. Supporting up and coming bands is an absolute must and The Cookie is the perfect venue for that. The support act, Reuben Wisner, was a fantastic young singer-songwriter with a real knack for crafting a tune. I was really impressed by his talent and it surprises me that he's still supporting bands at The Cookie.
Shoutout to the guy at the bar who was incredibly crazy and consistently referred to me as darling, he actually provide some quite good comic relief for my girlfriend and I. After a long wait and delay, the band came on and to put it bluntly, knocked it out of the park. The lead singer has such an incredibly unique voice that is instantly recognisable, if you've ever listened to Joy Room then you know exactly what I mean. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough people there to fully create a buzz, but they are the type of band to instantly create a mosh pit at their request in a big enough venue.
Joy Room's singer is so charismatic he was actually creating a buzz in between songs, with his constant fear that after a night of drinking he was going to barf mid-song (luckily he didn't) and yet it didn't hinder their performance at all. Late At Night wa performed so incredibly well, with a guitarist even dropping to their knees to strum towards the end. It's the song What's Your Number that always gets me though, it's such a phenomenally well written song, with such eloquent crafting, I can;t help but love it. The version performed live isn't the same as that that you will hear on Spotify but it still bangs, with a noticeable difference in guitars in the song and a slightly different tempo I believe. Overall though, if Joy Room are coming to venue near you, why don't you have tickets yet?