The Joseph Boys are convinced: the future we want has to be created, otherwise we’ll get one we don’t want. That’s why the Düsseldorf band formed itself in 2014 from margarine into a man-made agglomerate of rage, renewal and art. Punk is their style, driving beats draw structure, chords the strategy. The Joseph Boys describe themselves as “audio-social punk plastic”, their work as “fully ripened, German lyrics laden, euphoric punk-post-punk with a certain rawness and cubic coolness”. For months, the band has been working on an atmospheric, hyper-realistic punk installation in their workshop studio. Their fourth album is to be a unique “seismograph of excitement culture” and a ” vociferous message from Düsselland”, the release is planned for the end of 2021. For the asphalt Festival, the Joseph Boys are conceiving a ” noisy swan concert” on the lake stage and invite the audience to “audiophile live grinding”. They promise the audience an emotional excursion about contemporary relevance and transformation processes and the answer to the question why making music is a source of happiness.
“The Joseph Boys are a peculiar mixture of art and punk, of dadaesque lyrics and raging guitars. A mixture that makes their concert performances an intense live experience – musically and physically.” (jmc Magazine)
“Fury meets nagging melancholy, civil disobedience meets precise riffing, post-punk and dance-drive add fuel to the fire.” (Plattentest.de)
“Hard, groovy, sometimes noisy, powerfully produced, somehow always danceable – and towering above it all are the fantastic vocals of singer Andi, who is a joy to listen to as he delivers lyrics that are absolutely not embarrassing. A must for all those who like to listen to good, hard, German-language music.” (Ox Fanzine)
Gefördert vom Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW im Rahmen des Projektes #Kunststörer
by and with Joseph Boys