Part of Grace Jones' Meltdown

Listen to music made for the future with Italian trio JoyCut, in an exclusive show for Robert Smith's Meltdown that reveals unpublished ‘firsts’.

Support comes from the soaring guitars and solid beats of Indian Queens.

The Bologna-based band design atmospheric layers of sound with a dark edge, a massive beat, and a twitching melancholy and inventiveness that makes them hypnotic in their power and imagination. JoyCut create their sound from a mass of electronics, orchestral breathings, tribal drumming and industrial percussion.

The band’s last album PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround took them to new heights, evidenced by the album's continued success and a seemingly neverending tour of over 300 dates across North America, Asia and Europe.

With the digital mantra #JoyCutNeverStops, the band visited more than 60 countries, culminating in a Top 5 European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) position.

Following a successful TEDx performance in Verona and inspired by their recent vivid travels to the East, JoyCut played a sold-out Venice Biennale show debuting their new six-act ‘opera’ , a soundtrack tribute to Japan.

Nature is at the heart of JoyCut’s philosophy, and commitment to environmental issues has led them to participate in many sustainability green projects and campaigns.

The band is now working to release their fourth album in 2019.

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Purcell Room


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For ages 14+. Under-18s should be accompanied by an adult.