After being awarded the Help Musicians and Pledge Music’s ‘Emerging Artists Fund’, Sick Joy’s debut EP ‘Amateurs’ landed in March 2018, which saw singles 'Smiling Shame', ‘Senses’, and ‘Stumbler’ achieve support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Spotify, Kerrang, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Radio X, as well as glowing reviews from several tastemaker publications. The release coincided with a sold-out show at Green Door Store in Brighton, which lead to the band signing to X-Ray Touring and completing a full UK headline tour in October 2018, selling out shows in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Brighton.
Sick Joy were also very recently included in the announcement of the first 50 acts revealed to perform at The Great Escape in 2019. The band performed at TGE’s ‘First Fifty’ event back in November in East London.
Sick Joy are set to support Demob Happy on their full UK tour this Spring, the trio will also be performing at Abbie McCarthey’s (BBC Radio 1/BBC Introducing) Good Karma Club on the 31st of January at Sebright Arms.