No Joy is Montreal’s finest shoegaze, noisepop band. Since the formation in late 2009, the band hasn’t kept quiet. They released three records, of which the latest was released last year via Mexican Summer Records. They played festivals as SXSW and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, and played with bands in the likes of Vivian Girls, Best Coast and Wire. Knowing this Canadian band will play a loud and hypnotizing live show, we’re thrilled to welcome them back for one of their two UK shows this June.
As preparation for their London show at Moth Club this June 6th, we’ve asked No Joy about some of their inspirations and they have come up with some… interesting ones.
(Radio) Art Bell / Coast to Coast AM
I have fallen asleep to this radio show for at least half my life, so it has definitely influenced my dreams.
(Video) Jason Harvey Pee Videos
It is inspiring to see a man so free.
(Video) Poker Tutorials
Insight from the masters, gives you what you need to get you where you’re going.
(Other) Playing With Animals
Cats, dogs, rabbits…really any animal I see I like to cuddle and play with and it inspires me to keep living.
(Video) Public Freakout Compilations
This is what its like to really let loose!
(Song) Omi – Hula Hoop
This is a really great song! Love it!