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A treat for the ears – (Joyzine)

Hailing from Cyprus’s divided capital Nicosia, this newly-born project led by Antonis Antoniou – founder of award-winning bands Monsieur Doumani and Trio Tekke – brings a fresh air of Eastern Mediterranean psychedelia, rock and blues.

A dynamic offbeat groove emitted from the tribal-like drumming and the fierce bass clarinet riffs produces a grimy trance-like reverie.

The result is a fuzzy urban soundscape of synth textures and dubby electronics, 70s psych organ allusions, growling reed utterances and microtonal Anatolian melodic spices.

Their debut album is expected to be released in August 2024 via  Glitterbeat Records.


European Tour soon to be announced

Dec 01.2023


Jan 16.2024

De Groote Weiver – Wormerveer, NL

Jan 17.2024

ESNS – Groningen, NL

Mar 22.2024

Theater und Philharmonie, Essen, DE (Cosmo WDR Wild Card)

Jul 6.2024

Grin Festival, Roveredo, CH

Jul 13.2024

Colour Meeting Festival, Polička, CZ

Sep 2024

Album Release Tour

DEBUT album SEPTEMBER 2024  on Glitterbeat Records


𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘀 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗼𝘂
electric tzouras / vocals / electronics

𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘀
bass synth / organ

𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝘁𝘁
bass clarinet

𝗨𝗹𝗮𝘀̧ 𝗢̈𝗴̆𝘂̈𝗰̧
drums / triggers

The folk element runs deep in the veins of each band member, and they collectively use it as a colourful palette with which to create a contemporary mosaic: a 21st-century sonic universe with a strong local identity and tang. A modern reflection of place, of the politics, geography and the fluctuations of light and shadow in the soul of turbulent Nicosia, a melting pot of Greek, Turkish, and other cultures.

The members of the band – all of them activists in their own right – come from both sides of the city’s divide. Their coming together is a deliberate attempt to create a musical body that gives voice to the whole city, one that echoes above its concrete-and-barrel walls and checkpoints, in a borderless island under the same sun.

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