TUNE Desperate Journalist - Why Are You So Boring?
Gently bruised post-punk protagonists Desperate Journalist continue their seethingly excellent year with a slew of summertime appearances (including Benicassim Festival), the announcement of a headline show at London Tufnell Park Dome on October 19th and the release of a new single, ‘Why Are You So Boring?’ on June 2nd.
Dome tickets are available here right here:
The crunchy North London-based quartet released their second album ‘Grow Up’ in March to a fanfare of admirably excellent reviews (see below) and played a brilliant springtime Scala headline show on April 6th. After the singular successes of ‘Hollow’, ‘Resolution’ and ‘Be Kind’ on the blogosphere, 6music and Radio X next up comes the digital single release for ‘Why Are You So Boring?’, wherein singer Jo Bevan machineguns her lyrical way through Rob Hardy’s howling guitar barbs and Simon Drowner and Caz Hellbent’s vitriolic bass’n’drum combination for precisely two minutes and 33 seconds. ‘Why Are You So Boring?’ has a message in the madness, as Jo explains:
"The song is inspired by a certain type of irritating person I've spent many evenings with in pubs and at gigs and at clubs and at houses. People who think they are desperately interesting and original and crucially, more desperately interesting and original than anyone they meet, because they have once in their lives given something cultural or political more than a modicum of thought, or because they have been told that they have. These people and their lack of self-awareness and their patronizing chatter and their awful flirting techniques are everywhere. They aren't charming, and they're ten a penny. It's a protest song about tossers."