Joysticks – ‘Purple Berries’ (Demo)
I was only just the other day introduced to the joy of Joysticks, but I know Jerry’s been a fan for a while. They’ve sent through their latest demo and it’s another promising sign for the young band. ‘Purple Berries’ is a bit rough and sparse in this form, but the song’s minimalist bass-line and barely-there beat lends itself to such an aesthetic. The sweet backing vox are a fun, but the intentionally sloppy acoustic non-solo is a personal highlight here. It has the right things in the right places and makes for a fun listen.