The former Crack Magazine: The Collections cover star has self-released five fan favourites and early career classics from the vault today, on his birthday (27 September).
Joy Orbison has just dropped a new five-track project made up of rare, much-discussed tunes from the earlier days of his career, back in 2009 and 2010 – around the time eternal electronic music favourite Hyph Mngo was released.
Tracks featured on archive 09-10 – out today, on the artist’s birthday – include tentative bidding demo, smother demo, ladywell, em & aitch and gr etiquette – with tunes now available on all digital platforms for the first time. gr etiquette, a tune he had previously told an interviewer was gone for good, had received a charity Bandcamp drop back in 2020, but that listing has since been taken down.
In an Instagram post discussing the release and its cover art, Joy O thanked fans and listeners who have asked about the music contained in the release, or tuned in via YouTube uploads. “Today I turned 37 and was 21 when Hyph came out, I can honestly say I had no idea that would be the start of a ‘career’ that even now I still feel in the early stages of.” he said. “Sometimes it’s ok to look back, but keep your ears peeled for what’s coming next.” Check out his full post below.
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In August 2021, Joy Orbison released his debut full-length still slipping vol. 1 via XL Recordings. At the time, we described the project as “a body of work that definitely deserves to be taken seriously”. He later dropped a handful of singles including pinky ring, 2M3 2U and blind date – a link-up with Overmono. He’s also been throwing free-to-attend club nights as part of the Just for You party series.