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    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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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 which you can pre-order our new album here & digital download with album purchase. The album will also be available at all good outlets - release date 22.2.19 - UK distributor: Cargo Records

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 - there was just a very 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 - with Maximum Joy (amongst other things) as a bouncing board but clearly as a new formation. As a band then, as individuals and in this new outfit MXMJoY now - we have always shared the drive to evolve, experiment and be inspired - changing, evolving, embracing new sounds and new influences – to bring into the mix. 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 our influences have grown over the years.

These MXMJoY tracks are clearly not re-runs of Maximum Joy – our roots and beginnings haven’t changed - I think the same experimental approach is there - 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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