Joywave have announced a string of UK dates including a Manchester gig at YES ahead of a European run.

The Manchester gig is one of seven headline dates the indie-rock trio have announced.

News of the UK tour comes ahead of the release of Joywave’s fifth studio album Permanent Pleasure.  Joywave will release Permanent Pleasure on 17 May 2024.

The album was produced by Joywave vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Armbruster at the band’s own Rochester, NY, studio.  It’s an album which promises to find the band moving out of their comfort zone and experimenting with new sonic palettes.  As Daniel Armbruster explains, “I think this is probably our least keyboard [heavy] record.  On Permanent Pleasure we blew everything apart again: We’re switching out drum components and everything we can between songs and freeing ourselves again from the box of ‘it has to be super cohesive’ because I always want to rage against what we did last time. But five records in, we’re a lot better at writing and recording, so it’s bringing back a little bit of the all-over vibe of the first record, but on the other side of the experience. We’ve gone through a wormhole.”

Permanent Pleasure is set to explore the contradiction between humour and hopelessness.  “I think the job of an artist is to explore any side of being a person and self-awareness is a huge part of being a person,” Armbruster summarizes. “I think artists who ignore humor aren’t being true to themselves and it’s a huge part of who we are despite having thoughts on the record that are on the darker side of things. I feel like you have to wink a little bit to make it okay. You have to make a joke about the asteroid as the asteroid is about to hit.”

When do Joywave headline at YES Manchester?

Joywave headline at YES Manchester on 2 November 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of seven UK dates they have confirmed:
30 October – Brighton, Green Door Store
31 October – Oxford, Bullingdon
1 November – Glasgow, King Tuts
2 November – Manchester, YES (Pink Room)
3 November – Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda
5 November – Nottingham, Bodega
6 November – London, Scala

When do tickets go on sale for Joywave’s UK tour?

Tickets for Joywave’s UK tour including Manchester gig at YES go on sale at 10am on Friday 17 May.

Image of Joywave courtesy Grant Spanier