"If you can only pick one jazz-influenced post-punk band to listen to make sure it is Maximum Joy"
Kiran Sande of Blackest Ever Black waxes lyrical about the cover of Stretch in May issue of the Wire magazine:
Since reforming in 2015 Maximum Joy have been pretty busy
there are things going on behind the scenes that will soon be revealed..!
there are exciting plans afoot for some re-releases of some of their back catalogue SOON .. watch this space for more announcements!
more live shows are being scheduled in for later in the year. Subscribe to the mail list for more updates.
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 last year - their first gig was at Simple Things, Bristol’s music festival, 24/10/15. Simple Things Festival organisers invited them - playing together for the first time as a band in over 25 years was an amazing experience.