Thursday, October 20, 2011

Seven-strong art-rock group Muscles of Joy - interview

The phrase ‘art-rock’ is a much-abused one, but in this case it seems appropriate. Each of the seven members of all-female Glasgow group Muscles of Joy is a practicing visual artist in their day jobs, most having previously attended Glasgow School of Art, and their sound is not what you might call unadventurous. While there’s a certain punk-rock rawness there, a lot of their songs are characterised by tonal experiments and playful vocal and musical motifs which straddle the boundary between the viscerally accessible and the avant-garde. List

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