This new 10-track album was written and recorded over 5 days in a cottage near Chichester. It continues the rich vein of song-writing, instrumental diversity and vocal harmony that Joyshop have become known for.
Early critical and popular responses have been very positive, with one reviewer billing the new record as an 'antidote to the daily tedium of commercial industry pop' (Slate the Disco).
Joyshop’s second project, Faith & Privilege, was released a year after their debut and was based heavily on the English and Celtic folk music traditions.
A more sedate affair than their first, the 7-track record is a meandering journey underscored by some beautiful string sections. 'Thank god for Joyshop,' writes Ben Cherry, 'this music is reflective and thoughtful.'
Joyshop recorded their first album in 2009-10; a lively and melodically-rich debut that established the five-piece as the foremost Folk & Roll band in the UK (service stations).
Their debut has been praised as 'a lovely fresh sound' (Linda Oliver), 'clever people music' (Josh Ritter), and 'like tonic for my ears’ (David Jensen). Opening track 'Frost' has been used in the soundtrack of several indie films.