*POSTPONED* Eyesore & The Jinx + Pynch + Filthy Pedro and The Ambivalents
24th March 2020 - 8:00 pm
The Hope & Ruin

POSTPONED: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this show is being postponed. More details on a new date soon.

Joy. are proud of present a night of new music from two of the UK’s most exciting emerging acts alongside antifolk pioneer Filthy Pedro:

Eyesore & the Jinx

Their first three singles saw them commenting on social media isolationism and an overall doomed feeling in society due to the current political landscape. Twitchy, socially minded, acerbic post-punk has always felt natural for Liverpool trio Eyesore & The Jinx. There was never a plan to be a ‘political band’, it’s purely the result of writing about what they see and feel in their lived experience.


Pynch started life as a set of demos written and recorded by Spencer Enock in his parent’s basement in Ramsgate. Praised by BBC Radio DJ Abbie McCarthy for their ‘super cool, lo-fi indie vibe’, his songs were played on both BBC Introducing and Radio 6.

Filthy Pedro and the Ambivalents

UK antifolk pioneer Filthy Pedro’s ramshackle style flips technical ability the bird in favour of bawdy, comical DIY jams about ancient history, kitchen orgies and the nature of consciousness.

After gaining attention for setting up London’s antifolk festivals in the mid-2000s, the Anglesey-born songwriter’s single Rock ‘n’ Roll points was championed by Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music, while Filthy featured as a regular on the short-lived Channel 4 music show Transmission.

Following the death of incendiary bassist Jack Medley (of Secure Men fame), Filthy returned with a new line-up of Oliver Fist on keys, bass man Handsome Jay (formerly of Blah Blah Blah), and Gazic Stan (also of Melt Plastic Group) on drums.

Now based in Brighton but loosely affiliated with the Brixton scene, the band have recently played alongside the likes of Fat White Family and Warmduscher.

Joy. presents
Tuesday 24th March 2020
The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
£6 adv + BF
20:00 – 23:00


The Hope & Ruin 11-12 Queens Rd
Brighton BN1 3WA