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A teaser from MXMJoY's first digital release - release date - 30.11.18 - stay tuned, more announcements then!

“Like many of their early ’80s UK peers, Maximum Joy mixed punk, funk, disco, and reggae. This new set captures a band carving its own place with two of music’s most powerful tools: muscle and joy…At the nexus of a bunch of different styles, in the shadow of their peers, they struck a spark that still glows.” Pitchfork

Birthed from the seminal 1980s post-punk band Maximum Joy, MXMJoY is the dramatic reimagining by founding members Janine Rainforth and Charlie Llewellin.
The reformation was spearheaded by Rainforth with a show at Simple Things in 2015.
Returning with a new line-up MXMJoY played 2 key gigs in the summer – Dimensions Festival and a London date put together by Lexus Blondin/ Total Refreshment Centre. There are announcements coming soon for more music and events.


"Elsewhere, Bristol band MXMJOY play to a ..loyal crowd. Seminal to the funk-punk movement in the early 80s, with tracks like Stretch proving anthems of the New York underground, the group have been quiet for the most part, but their set packs a punch. Smooth basslines fall into dub delays and parping horn parts – all providing a strong soundtrack to a sea of skanking revellers.. "Crack Magazine, Dimensions Sept 2018

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released November 30, 2018
This is a London Field Recordings release.

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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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