Named after a rare Cure song, Desperate Journalist are a London-based post-punk band who play moody, atmospheric music that effortlessly toes the line between light and dark.
Lead singer Jo Bevan has been described as indie pop’s newest ‘poète maudit’. It’s her fierce intensity and emphatic delivery that make you believe every word she sings, often backed by unfussy basslines, solid percussion and expansive guitar riffs. Her lyrics are honest and often bleak but there is always a sense of becoming stronger despite the setbacks.
Their third album In Search of the Miraculous will be released on 22nd February.
- Words by
- Tom Roper