Desperate Journalist are a post punk band, formed in North London. They consist of Jo Bevan (vocals), Simon Drowner (bass), Rob Hardy (guitar) and Caz Helbert (drums).
They started their journey at the local Negative Creep grunge club night in Finsbury Park on February 23rd 2013 and have barely looked back since. After self-releasing debut EP Cristina they were quickly signed by Fierce Panda, who released Organ and Happening as singles, leading to their debut album, Desperate Journalist, in November 2014. The Quietus, reviewing said album, described them as ‘beautiful and spellbinding’ Drowned in Sound said that they had ‘effortless grace’ and praised Bevan’s vocals.
Their second album, Grow Up, was released in March 2017 to much acclaim, alongside festival appearances at Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Tramlines and Benicassim and the band followed that up in 2018 releasing a brand new EP ‘You Get Used To It’.
For fans of: Savages, The Smiths