Two decades after playing together in Dream City Film Club (1995 – 1999), Michael J Sheehy and Alex Vald join forces again to form United Sounds of Joy. “With an alluring brand of devious pop noir”, as the press release describes, they “traverse an emotionally wrought but righteous and rewarding route to a new gothic chanson, where the songs are immersed achingly in an eerie, crepuscular pool of fuzzy, warmly welcoming psychedelics.”
United Sounds of Joy will be releasing their debut album in November. Whilst we wait to hear more about it, we can already get a taste of what they have in store for us with the wonderful and velvety ‘The Sun That Hides A Darker Star’. The track is being offered with a visual accompaniment and it will be available as a free download on August 14th via their website. Till then, listen to it below.