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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition vinyl release of MXMJoY's first album - P.E.A.C.E.

    Includes unlimited streaming of p.e.a.c.e. via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Archetype 04:43
We breathe 04:08
Magnetic 04:26
Ultraviolet 04:14
Hardwired 05:13
You explode 05:21


We are extremely happy to announce the completion of MXMJoY's inaugral new album on quality vinyl - this is a limited edition quality vinyl release.

Included in The Guardian’s 50 great tracks for March

"P.E.A.C.E. - a sophisticated rebirth for one of the UK’s unsung trailblazers..a blissful amalgam of electronica and R&B, laced with grittier, brooding undercurrents" Vinyl Factory

“…Rainforth’s beguiling vocals fire-stirring anthems’ 4 out of 5 stars - Guardian Music

Recommended in Vinyl Factory – the 10 best albums to look out for in February 2019

“..Their trademark ‘funk-punk’ sound lives on in this album stabby bass guitar grooves as well as .. simmering synths….with sliding airy vocals lending a spooky quality to the tracks…” Crack Magazine 7/10

“Hugely important to the evolution of the Bristol post-punk scene, they can still produce compulsive dance beats in avant-garde electronic settings..” HiFi News

“Welcome regeneration of peppy Bristol post-punk outfit.. with Janine Rainforth’s vocal sounding as gloriously unaffected as ever” Uncut

"P.E.A.C.E. maintains all of the things that made Maximum Joy’s music so good - great grooves, Slits-esque bravura and the ability to cross between genres at will - and update it with modern sonic techniques and production styles. The resulting sound takes in so much of Bristol’s rich musical history” Bleep

Legendary post-punk band Maximum Joy formed in Bristol, England in 1979. Following 4 singles & album, Station MXJY, the band split in 1983, and Rainforth (along with other founder members and new additions) reformed the band again briefly in 2015 - to perform at Simple Things, Bristol. Since reforming Janine Rainforth, along with fellow Maximum Joy founder member Charlie Llewellin and new alliances, grew MXMJoY:.

Rainforth says – “This has been great being able to go into a new chapter as it were, and great to now bring this new chapter to fruition and share the fruits publicly..! It's been great to collaborate with Charlie and other players and alliances on new music. After reforming Maximum Joy in summer 2015 and playing at Simple Things - Charlie and I found we were thinking along the same lines musically - we hadn't played (or hung out) together for about 30 years - so it was quite unexpected. From that we shared a strong drive to make new music but under a new guise – I’d been making & performing my solo music, so it’s been great to collaborate and go in a different direction musically. As a band (Maximum Joy) previously, as individuals and with the new outfit MXMJoY now - there's always been a drive to evolve, experiment - changing, evolving, embracing new sounds and new influences – to bring into the mix. I guess the sounds and things that informed us and sparked with us then – to name a few = punk; funk; synth pop; disco; dub; hip-hop; free jazz; – have not changed – inevitably of course there are now new influences - electro; grime; new jazz to name a few."

These MXMJoY tracks are clearly not re-runs of Maximum Joy – we’re excited to finally share these new sounds with you - we’re into a new era, new blood and new sounds .."

Please get in touch if you wish to premiere the new material/ for more info/biog/ interviews/more music/pics etc.

Thank you ! MXMJoY:


released February 22, 2019


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mxmjoy: London, UK

MXMJoY are Janine Rainforth, along with Charlie Llewellin and others..
`'The '80s Bristol cult punk band Maximum Joy have reformed and ..we are extremely happy they did. Now going by the name of MXMJOY, the dance band have stayed true to their disco pulse, brass-blasting, vocal ways but built on evolved on their influences .... to remain one of the most intoxicating pop groups around today."
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