No Joy recently released the CREEP EP, on new label Grey Market. Today the band shares a music video for “Hellhole” featuring footage of the band’s singer Jasamine White-Gluz as a teen (at the time she was trying to make her own version of a Sheryl Crow video). The CREEP EP has also been re-pressed on neon green vinyl and is available via Grey Market.
For years, principal songwriter and lead vocalist Jasamine White-Gluz was a shy girl. It translated onto their albums (her voice was never too high in the mixes, constantly obscured by layers of guitar) as well as their live shows (instead of standing center stage in the shows, she opted to stay hidden in the corner of the stage). With the latest effort CREEP EP, White-Gluz is starting to shed those insecurities and bring a revived spirit to who we know as No Joy.
As the principal writer of their past catalog, White-Gluz steers the material on CREEP in new directions, drawing on varied influences ranging from Industrial to New Age. With co-writer and producer Jorge Elbrecht, the pair create a soundscape that is both familiar and fresh. Tracked in Montreal at Hotel 2 Tango and in White-Gluz’s Little Italy apartment, the sound is huge. Dynamic juxtapositions of dark and light, feminine and virile are cemented together with their signature earworm hooks. No Joy are challenging themselves by distancing from the traditional rock band formula, creating a new live show to accompany the release.