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SICK JOY Release New Single ‘Painkiller’


Produced By Dom Craik Of Nothing But Thieves

OUT NOW on SO Recordings


Brighton based Geordie rockers, Sick Joy, have today released a brand new single, ‘Painkiller’, produced by Dom Craik of Nothing But Thieves. The track is the first new music from the trio since the release of last years debut album, ‘WE’RE ALL GONNA F***ING DIE’ on So Recordings (Placebo, Enter Shikari, Hundred Reasons).


“It’s a song about turning the anger, that’s normally directed at myself, when I fall into old habits and behaviours, back out to the reasons and life experiences that sewed them into my life,” shares frontman Mykl Barton. “I can see this survival method is flawed, but I don’t hate myself, I just hate you.”


Painkiller’ is released ahead of the band’s forthcoming UK tour, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Independent Venue Week, kicking off on January 30th in Chelmsford, followed by dates in Winchester, Bournemouth, Lancaster and Bedford, before concluding on February 5th in Wolverhampton. Full dates can be found below:


JANUARY

30 CHELMSFORD Hot Box

31 WINCHESTER Railway Inn

FEBRUARY

01 BOURNEMOUTH 60 Million Postcards

03 LANCASTER Kanteena

04 BEDFORD Esquires

05 WOLVERHAMPTON North Street Social


Recent live appearances at Reading and Leeds Festival and 2000 Trees Festivaland supports slots with Pixies, Pearl Jam, Deaf Havana, Dinosaur Pile Up and more has truly demonstrated Sick Joy’s infectious vitality and power.


Their debut album ‘We’re All Gonna F****** Die’ was welcomed into the world in 2022 with open arms. It received staggering reviews from the likes of Kerrang! Magazine, Upset Magazine, Rock Sound, Gigwise and picked up radio plays on BBC Radio 1.




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