Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Jonathan Wilson, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Sleepy Jackson


band members

Joe Ryan - drums, bass, vocal, guitars, keys


Influences

The Flaming Lips, David Bowie, Spiritualized


Bio

A mane of curly locks, a hilarious sense of humour, a lilting Irish brogue, Shiny Joe Ryan is a bit of an enigma.

His musical offerings are as unique as he is – a mix of genres encompassing country, pop and rock, all mangled and mashed into something new, strange and tender. The result, after incubating inside the eccentric mass of hair and ideas that is the noggin of Joe, is The Cosmic Microwave Background.

Sometime during/between Mink Mussel Creek and Pond, Joe wrote and recorded his 10 track debut album alone in his grotty Berlin apartment. Later, he enlisted the help of some friends to fill it out a little, joined by Steve Summerlin, Ben McDonald, Nick Allbrook and Felicity Groom, who lends her vocals to the opening track ‘Always Wanting More’.

Mixed by Joe and mastered by Kevin Parker, The Cosmic Microwave Background is a heart-rending journey of interstellar innocence, staggering like a ketamine invalid and sailing like a rocket.

Download new single ‘What Ever Happened To The Space Race?’ above now.

Joe says “I wrote and recorded 'What Ever Happened To The Space Race?' in Berlin It features Nick Allbrook on drums and Ben McDonald on bass. It's a song about how society seems to have forgotten or lost interest in space and space exploration. How can we take our eyes off the inconceivable wonders of the universe? When will we reach and colonise Mars? Why haven't we been back to the moon? This is what I'm on about in this song. Enjoy space”.

Shiny Joe Ryan's album The Cosmic Microwave Background will be released in 2 formats: at the iTunes store from Friday May 30th and vinyl in June.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

26 May 2014

Triple J
40

Shiny Joe Ryan knocks out microwave-fried psych-pop in his sleep. This one is TOO good.

Shiny Joe Ryan knocks out microwave-fried psych-pop in his sleep. This one is TOO good.

Review

Harvey Karate

25 Jul 2016

35

this song blasts me in the faceee

this song blasts me in the faceee

Review

Review by Carl Renshaw Carl Renshaw

18 Jun 2016

50