Philadelphia Grand Jury – affectionately known as the ‘Philly Jays’ – were the latest to hit the Live at Enmore studio. They dished up a masterclass in effortlessly catchy indie-rock with a performance of their yet-to-be-released track, Nervous Breakdown.
The band has made a career of blending elements of synth-pop with retro-rock guitars and melodies that worm their way into your brain. All these trademarks were on display in their session.
Philadelphia Grand Jury brought their glorious, raucous noise and catchy melodies to Live at Enmore. Check out their performance of Nervous Breakdown.
The three-piece – consisting of Simon ‘Berkfinger’ Berckelman, Joel ‘MC Bad Genius’ Beeson and Dan ‘Dan W Sweat’ Williams – made a quite a racket despite using a stripped-back setup (two guitars, an obscure Yamaha bass synth and an MPC instead of drums).
The band made a splash on the ARIA charts and national radio with their only album to-date, Hope is for Hopers. After a lengthy hiatus – in which Berkfinger became more established in his work as a producer – the band came back together for the release of their single $10K, last year.
Check out their performance below:
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