Following the success of 2019’s “The Ghost EP”, which garnered praise from the likes of Bradley Zero, Resident Advisor and DJ Python, is “Pub Talk” - the debut LP from London bred and Queens based Joey G ii. Written over the course of five years, “Pub Talk” centers on Joe reliving the genuinely enlightening nights of his youth in late noughties South London, peppered with the pseudo-philosophical banter typical of a dwindling night out. Over the course of nine tracks, Joe attempts to unlearn all the ways in which those nights taught him to be a man.
Twelve years into his career as a musician, Joey G ii counts Tim Goldsworthy, Dave Okumu, & Mick Jones among his supporters and collaborators. Combining all his honed skills as a guitarist, producer, singer, engineer & composer, “Pub Talk” relishes in housey bass riffs, modulating chord progressions, anthemic vocals and Prince-inspired guitar. Conjuring moments of upbeat DFA-esque house, melodic UKG, and introspective experimental pop, the album features Orphan co-founder Klein Zage as well as extra production credits from London based Reckonwrong.
Subverting patriarchal trends, spoonfed to his generation by their fathers, and their fathers before them, Joey G ii grapples with what it means to be a modern man. Searching for a new way to express his masculinity, he ruminates on the “Pub Talk” of his youth.