"If you can only pick one jazz-influenced post-punk band to listen to make sure it is Maximum Joy" Bob Moore
Maximum Joy released a 5-track EP of a selection of tracks recorded in 1982 from two exclusive live sessions for BBC radio legends John Peel and Kid Jensen. Newly remastered, corrected and cleaned for the exact tempo and optimum listening experience, the ‘BBC Radio 1 Sessions’ includes the popular tracks ‘Searching for a Feeling’ (previewing here on Soundcloud) and ‘Silent Street’ and is set for release on the 6 th May via London Field Recordings. “We discovered the existing Radio 1 session ‘tapes’ had suffered and decayed in quality and specifically were all running too slow and not true to the originals. These are restored to the original sound and recording quality,” says Janine Rainforth, Maximum Joy founder and vocalist.
Maximum Joy's Bandcamp - Station MXJY Maximum Joy's first and only album Station MXJY released in 1982 on Y Records has been reissued on 1972 Records and is available via Maximum Joy's Bandcamp link above and all reputable outlets - February 2019
How Maximum Joy Helped to Pioneer UK's Famed Bristol Sound - Bandcamp Daily
Janine an original founder of Maximum Joy spoke to Charlotte Richardson Andrews at the Guardian recently about the past, the present and the future.
Maximum Joy are pleased to announce the first vinyl re-issue in the UK of some of our singles - the release is on a new label named after Silent Street, one of the singles, a new collaboration of Blackest Ever Black & Idle Hands - this is a link to Bandcamp Silent Street Records page -
I Can't Stand It Here On Quiet Nights - 9/10 Crack Magazine Best Reissue - Pitchfork
Resident Advisor announce Maximum Joy re-issue on Silent Street Records
**The original sleeve to Maximum Joy's first single featuring front woman & an Maximum Joy originator Janine Rainforth (picture by Geraldine Ewer © J Rainforth) has been used as the artwork for Silent Street Record's first vinyl release - some of Maximum Joy's first single releases - release date 14.7.17 - available to pre-order on link below.
Kiran Sande of Blackest Ever Black waxes lyrical about the cover of Stretch in May issue of the Wire magazine:
To coincide with 6 Music Festival 2016 in Febuary Gilles Peterson invited Janine Rainforth in to speak to him on his BBC 6 Music programme about Bristol Underground Musical History,
Gideon Coe also ran a 1 hour special on the origins of new wave in the Avon area "Avon Calling" - Janine was invited to give her views on how things evolved.
Maximum Joy reformed in 2015 when they were invited to play at Simple Things, Bristol’s music festival, 24/10/15. Playing together for the first time as a band in over 25 years was an amazing experience.
Review of Simple Things gig - first gig in 25 years - by Tim Wilson in Ransom Note
Maximum Joy - Line of Best Fit's top 5 to see at Simple Things
Cult post-punkers Maximum Joy choose now - Crack Magazine interview Oct 15
Crack Magazine announce Maximum Joy to reform!!
Line of Best Fit talk to Maximum Joy before their Simple Things gig.
Dancing in the Dark - Maximum Joy talk to Ransom Note about reforming
Maximum Joy's 'Let It Take You There' featured in BBC 6 Music's Lauren Laverne playlist this week, 28.4.15 yay!
Maximum Joy track Let It Take You There produced by seminal maestro Adrian Sherwood featured in this Warp release soon
Sherwood At The Controls:Vol 1 - featuring Maximum Joy track and lots of post-punk gems produced by Adrian Sherwood now available on Bleep.com