George Ward
George Ward

Freelance journalist based in Bristol. Can be found at the Grain Barge, Rough Trade or in his tiny basement bedroom writing for CLUNK.

L.A. Band The Regrettes will return with their third album, ‘Further Joy’, on April 8th, as well as dropping a new single ‘That’s What Makes Me Love You’. 

After playing Coachella, Reading & Leeds and lots of US Talk show appearances, The Regrettes seemed unstoppable. But as with many others, lockdown hit them hard. The band retreated to Joshua Tree and crafted their new album ‘Further Joy’, which, by the sounds of the brilliant three singles, is a lot more poppy and fun than anything they’ve made before. 

Lead singer Lydia wants the album to tell fans that they “all deserve happiness and to be present” and the infectious new single ‘That’s What Makes Me Love You’ sums this up perfectly. The catchy chorus and laid back beat stick with you, making it a real earworm. It’s short and very sweet, a perfect pop song.

The new album offers tracks tackling subjects such as mental health and sexuality while never losing hope and happiness. As the band describes it, the album is about “embracing and standing up for your inner child”.

‘Further Joy’ will be released on April 8th via Warner Records and is available for pre-order now.

Listen/watch the new single That’s What Makes Me Love You’ here:

Catch The Regrettes at the following:

2000 Trees 2022, Cheltenham – July 6th-10th 2022

TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow – July 8th 2022