Thursday 30 June 2022

Plays as part of the Thursday programme

The Danish rock band set all emotions ablaze


Joyce marked themselves as a significant act on the Danish music scene in the difficult year 2020.

The band released the critically acclaimed debut album Formskifter (‘shapeshifter’), which brought several of their songs in rotation on Danish radio, they managed to play a series of sold-out concerts before everything shut down, and they were part of a number of TV shows, including P3 Guld and DR2's 2020 celebration of Roskilde Festival.

Formskifter is a captivating record, characterised by the promise of the title: It changes style and mood numerous times along the way. At one point, the songs can appear melancholic and anxiety-filled, the next they can turn into anger and put tension in the highest gear. Extremes are at work here, and Joyce wins big on the fact that they sound like no one but themselves.

In March 2022, the band released their second album Elsk mig (’love me’) which digs into the big guitar roars from 90s alt. rock while the lyrics deal with a vulnerability and wrestle with modern life. The end result is a handful of solid rock hits that stay with you. Joyce underline that they are a band to be reckoned with!

This is music made for bigger concert halls, which goes hand in hand with how Joyce has grown in popularity.

Joyce is a band that has been hungry to play live again. They should have played at Roskilde Festival all the way back in 2020 – so it feels good and right to invite them back now that they have grown from being upcoming talents to a whole other level.

If you're among the lucky ones who've caught the band alive, you know they're giving everything they have got, making your ears flap.