Northants artistic collective release new single (and travel to Kazakhstan)
Alt-rockers ‘Joykill Collective’ have just released their new video single
Joykill Collective were initially conceived in the attic of an artistic commune in Northampton. Originally born as a solo project, Leif (Vocals/Guitar) soon hit upon the idea of drawing together talented friends
and artists from various mediums. The project grew to include musicians, writers, poets and filmmakers, many of whom lived and worked in the same commune diligently trying to make their way as artists in 21st century
Many late nights, drunken arguments and heated political debates followed as the commune friends and kindred spirits traded fading paperbacks, grew their own food on the rooftop garden and stayed up late into the night crafting
lyrics, tracks and music videos. Soon, the ‘solo project’ went out the metaphorical window and the collective grew, as other voices swarmed to join in Leif’s politically-charged battle cries.
The band are currently exploring roads less travelled in Kazakhstan, China and Morocco, gaining inspiration from the places they’ve been, the people they’ve met and the stories they had to tell. Combining these new
experiences with their past of touring in bands supporting the likes of Skindred, Bullet For My Valentine and Frank Turner, the Joykill Collective draw influence from the world around them. Musically, they have a kinship
for a range of artists stemming from David Bowie and the Beatles through to contemporaries such as Mastodon and Biffy Clyro.