Love’n’Joy – ETEP [UA]

Love’n’Joy – is one of the most successful Ukrainian Indie-Rock bands with an international profile. Having played numerous shows all over Europe, including festivals such as Reeperbahn and Eurosonic Noorderslag, they have also shared the stage with bands like Kikagaku Moyo, Boogarins, The Shivas and Petrol Girls.
Love’n’Joy’s sound draws influences from Brit-Pop, 60s and 70s Psychedelia and elements of Indie Rock. Plenty of heavy guitars are giving their sound a rougher edge, and the strong, contemporary lyrics reflect the spirit of a new, resurgent Ukrainian culture. Since May 2022, the band has been touring to raise money for its campaign “Musicians Defend Ukraine”. The band has performed over 80 concerts across Europe and the UK, and has been interviewed by BBC UK, Rolling Stone US, KEXP, WDR Rockpalast, TAZ, and many others.
The new LP ‘Half-home’ turned out to be a prophetic work of the band. The album was finished at the band’s recording studio “Crimy Rec” in Kyiv, exactly 3 days before the russian full-scale
invasion of Ukraine. To find a way to support their country and be useful in these circumstances, the guys went on a charity tour, living a ‘Half Home” life on the road from show to show, traveling the world to
spread the true word about Ukraine. The new release has already been supported by KEXP radio, Kerrang! Magazine, Bandcamp, Europavox, and various other media.