Joia’s debut EP ‘Match Light’ will be released for free download via the band’s Facebook page and on limited edition CD on 16th July. The release will be supported by live shows and a London launch event at the Bull & Gate on the 16th July itself.

Joia are a female fronted, five piece alternative pop rock band with members hailing from Essex, Hampshire and Surrey via Athens.

The band formed in early 2011 when Athina and Martin met on the London scene, through mutual friends and at gigs, instantly bonding over favourite bands and a love of music. From there, writing began in each others’ garages and bedrooms, at which point Martin’s brother Bill and friend Tommy got involved.

Callum was later introduced to complete the line-up. Taking their different influences and experience, combining it with an obsession to write and perform their own material, the band started coming together properly. And so Joia was born

Musical inspiration differs for each member, but includes such bands as Coldplay, Radiohead, Kings of Leon and The Smiths, along with more individual passions such as Athina’s love for modern pop music and Bill’s strong interest in DJ’ing, (Dance/House music).

The band’s first track ‘Brothers’ was a free giveaway on Facebook and the video has already reached over 7,000 hits on YouTube. Joia recently finished recording their debut EP at Stakeout Studios in Surrey, which consists of 4 tracks:

1. Match Light

2. Enough Of You

3. Let Down

4. Our Time

With a wealth of experience from playing shows in previous projects at such venues and events as London Roundhouse, Shepherds Bush Empire, ABC Glasgow, Manchester Academy, Give It a Name Tour and some of the UK’s smaller hot venues, the live show is a polished, exciting and dynamic performance that sees the addition of third brother Stephen Dukelow on keyboards

Joia already have a strong following, an abundance of musical talent and charisma to boot. Excited for the future and already firmly planting their stamp on the current musical landscape, this is a band certain to take their place in rock history.

See Joia Live

Mon 16th July     Bull & Gate         London                 EP launch show!

Sat 21st July     Queen of Hoxton     London