[dropcap]In[/dropcap] case you missed it, one of our favorite bands in recent year, London’s  Desperate Journalist made a video for their single Resolution, which is taken from their upcoming second LP Grow Up, that comes out via Fierce Panda on March 24th.

Regarding the LP release, singer Jo Bevan said:

“The album is, in fact, about growing up – the title came about as half a joke based on the strong emotions therein but it fits thematically due to the fact that each song is about figuring out what being an adult is supposed to mean. The cover image is a photo of me at the start of my (ongoing) phase of teenage angst so it seemed appropriate.

“I’m still not 100% sure what I’m supposed to be doing with myself now I’m over the age when it’s considered excusable to be an emotional romantic nightmare and all the songs are borne of that anxiety. I don’t have a LiveJournal any more so here’s my heart and brain broadcasting live to anyone who’d care to listen.

“Musically we also wanted this to be a progression from our first record, which hopefully comes across. There’s a lot more atmosphere on this album. We were thinking about arrangements and structures in a more (ugh) mature way this time round having figured a lot of stuff out via writing and recording the songs from our debut and then the EP. We’re so proud of it and it’s resulted in something we really feel is both more powerful and more refined. We’re now a well-oiled cathartic tunes machine. Or something.”

Desperate Journalist Tour dates

SAT 11 FEBRUARY
John Peel Centre for Creative ArtsStowmarket, UK

SAT 25 FEBRUARY
The Live RoomManchester, UK

WED 29 MARCH
The LouisianaBristol, UK

THU 30 MARCH
The LeadmillSheffield, UK

FRI 31 MARCH
Nice N SleazyGlasgow, UK

SAT 1 APRIL
Sunflower Lounge Birmingham, UK

THU 6 APRIL
ScalaLondon, UK

SAT 8 APRIL
Bedroomdisco Darmstadt, Germany

SUN 9 APRIL
Slow ClubFreiburg, Germany

TUE 11 APRIL
Goldmark’sStuttgart, Germany

WED 12 APRIL
Blue ShellCologne, Germany

THU 13 APRIL
Grüner JägerHamburg, Germany

FRI 14 APRIL
Ilses ErikaLeipzig, Germany

SAT 15 APRIL
Kulturzentrum LagerhausBremen, Germany

FRI 2 JUNE – MON 5 JUNE
Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2017Leipzig, Germany