Desperate Journalist

Desperate Journalist

credit: Nick JS Thompson

"Powerful guitar pop that hits like the Smiths amped up to Savages' intensity level." (Stereogum)

Desperate Journalist are an English, London-based post-punk band, formed in 2012. They released their debut album, the self-titled Desperate Journalist, in 2014, on Fierce Panda Records. A second album, Grow Up, was released in March 2017, with the band's third album, In Search of the Miraculous, following in February 2019. The most recent, fourth album, Maximum Sorrow!, was released on July 2nd, 2021.

The band's name derives from The Cure rarity, "Desperate Journalist in Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation".

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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Rock
From: London, UK-ENGLAND