On PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround JoyCut create mesmerizing, primarily instrumental music that’s experimental yet accessible. They interweave electronic, keyboard-driven melodies with percussion performed on found objects from the urban landscape into powerful, haunting sonic tapestries that are alternately biting and mellow.
Based in Bologna, this quartet formed in 2001, taking their name from the conceptual conjunction between the Nick Drake song “Joey” and the Pink Floyd album The Final Cut. Two years later Joycut released the first of a long series of EPs and compilation tracks leading up to the 2007 release of their debut album The Very Strange Tale of Mr. Man ; this was followed four years later by GhostTreesWhereToDisappear which was acclaimed by critics at home, as well as throughout Europe and England. Joycut quickly garnered loyal fanbases in Italy, the UK and most of Europe touring with acts including The Editors, Art Brut, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire and Sebadoh.
Committed to promoting ecological awareness JoyCut’s releases include CDs and packaging made from recycled products, using 100% biodegradable shrink-wrap.