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In Search of the Miraculous

by Desperate Journalist

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sorion Really enjoyed this album. A neat mix of The Cure with vocals from the Cranberries. With a little shoe gaze thrown in for good measure. A very pleasing mix that is worth the time. Favorite Track: Jonatan
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bjbingle MessedUp Magazine had a post and photo set on IG. I decided to take a chance at some new music, as I was feeling stale. I pulled up this album on Spotify. Murmuration was the first track I ever heard by this band...and I instantly fell in love. I dont know if other people get that feeling...lightning strike. I didnt have to grow to like this band. I didnt have to get used to them. It's like I was lost musically before, and was rescued. This band feels like home.
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Anarch Reasonably solid album with 3 standout tunes, Cedars, International Waters & Satellite. Incredible vocals and great band but in particular the guitar use here really adds to the whole solid feel with more focus on Shoegaze-esq tunes.. Cedars deserves to be a classic. If there is one negative to be had its the low number of songs with good enough hooks or is it perhaps that cedars is just so good it sets the bar ridiculously high? Favorite track: Cedars.
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Alex Excellent album that has flown under the radar. Ocean Wave is a catchy, simple but cleverly written track.
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Murmuration 04:55
Cedars 04:38
Jonatan 04:17
Argonauts 04:18
Black Net 04:21
Ocean Wave 03:20
Satellite 04:19


Much-loved indiegoth dreamboats DESPERATE JOURNALIST returned to the thoroughly frayed musical fray with a brand new (and suitably autumnal) single called ‘Cedars’ on November 2nd. Propelled along by Rob Hardy’s startlingly lush guitar and empowered by a frankly cracking chorus from singer Jo Bevan ‘Cedars’ saw the quartet (see also: drummer Caroline Helbert and bassist Simon Drowner) further hone their sensitive-yet-crushing alt.rock sound, relishing the old school DIY dynamics but never afraid to magic up a shiny modern melody or three, and then always willing to cast a shadow over that sheen.

Happily, ‘Cedars’ is just the first track to come from Desperate Journalist’s forthcoming third album, due for release on February 22nd 2019. The album is called ‘In Search Of The Miraculous’ and will be available on a veritable pawful of formats, including CD, heavyweight vinyl and limited edition coloured vinyl. If the title conveys a sense of wide-eyed ambition then the music on ‘In Search Of The Miraculous’ fits the plot perfectly, featuring ten tracks fizzing with creative passion, giant choruses, heroic solos and poetic intensity. “I never liked your favourite band,” sighs Bevan at one gently cutting point in ‘Jonatan’.

Warning: this album contains love songs, anti-love songs and other songs wandering about, lost in an in-between-daze.

Last seen in London Town selling out Oslo in the spring of 2018, over the past five years Desperate Journalist have dazzled and delighted all and sundry with two excellent albums - ‘Desperate Journalist’ and ‘Grow Up’ – plus two effervescent standalone EPs and a raft of riotously enervating live shows running from The Scala to Stuttgart and back again. Having popped up during the summer supporting The Wedding Present Desperate Journalist have confirmed these live shows here:

24th November – London Islington - O2 Academy (with Marion)
11th December – London Stoke Newington – The Waiting Room (special underplay)
18th January - Sheffield - Record Junkee
19th January - Coventry - The Tin Music & Arts
14th March - Birmingham - Hare and Hounds
15th March - Manchester - Deaf Institute
16th March - Glasgow - Broadcast
21st March - Bristol - Exchange
22nd March - Nottingham - Bodega
23rd March - Leeds - Lending Room
5th April - London Highbury - The Garage


released February 22, 2019

Band: Desperate Journalist
Lyrics: Jo Bevan
Produced by: Desperate Journalist
Label: Fierce Panda Records


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