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.

Sometime during and between touring as crew for Tame Impala and performing with his band Pond, Joe wrote and recorded his second album Shiny’s Democracy at Tunafish Studios in Western Australia.

Effortlessly mixed by Ryan and his Pond bandmates, Jay Watson and James Ireland, and perfectly mastered by Kevin Parker, Shiny’s Democracy flows from heartfelt Americana lyrics to heart-thumping guitar solos.

Written with a perfect balance of grit, wit, and expertly crafted instrumentals, this second album from Ryan will place Shiny Joe alongside Western Australian mainstays and mark his return from acclaimed 2014 album “The Cosmic Microwave Background”.  

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

Love the sing-songy nature of Joe's delivery. It's something between a classic flower power pop track and a schoolbus singalong. Brought to you by the letter of the day: K.

Love the sing-songy nature of Joe's delivery. It's something between a classic flower power pop track and a schoolbus singalong. Brought to you by the letter of the day: K.