Emerging South Wales four-piece Killjoys have unveiled their latest single This Hollow Heart. Previously supported by BBC Introducing Wales and airplay, Killjoys, formed of guitarist Joe Disson, powerhouse drummer Ty Walker, Chris Edwards and fronted by the charismatic Jess Perry’s combination of pop and rock is set to make waves. The Fountain caught up with the band about their new track.
TF: You have a new single out, that must be exciting?
It’s always exciting putting out new music. We record most of it ourselves these days, which gives us a lot of freedom and time to get the songs exactly the way we want them to be. Doing it this way though means we spend a bit more time doing it and sometimes you just want to get it out there for people to hear. It’s great when it comes out.
TF: And what has been the reception been like to This Hollow Heart, can you elaborate on the track?
The reception has been really good and it is often a live favourite. We initially didn’t intend to release it as a single but it really grew on us and became a set highlight in our live shows so it seemed logical to put it out. It’s one of of our older songs and was written not long after we started. We had all come from different musical backgrounds and Killjoys was a different thing for all of us. The song is about hope and taking risks, but also about some times being scared to do what you believe in because you may have failed in the past.
TF: And can we look forward to an EP or LP from you soon?
Hopefully, yeah. Most likely an EP next year. We have most of the songs recorded for it. We’ll probably drop another single in the new year and then an EP will follow that.
TF: Can we look forward to seeing you live soon, particularly here in Scotland?
Playing further afield is defiantly something we want to do. Hopefully around the time new music comes out next year we’ll hit the road and certainly make the efforts to get to you guys in Scotland!
TF: What does it feel like to be backed by BBC Introducing?
The BBC Introducing guys have been behind us from the start, which has been really nice. I think getting played via the BBC guys is nice validation but the way the industry has changed now Spotify streaming and play listing is also just as important.