Joe Gideon

New Album Coming Soon, 2019

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‘The Lady With The Metallic Voice’



Please follow link for high quality mandibular-streaming on Spotify.

Play it LOUD and on repeat…


Also, available for download on Bronzerat Records

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New Single Coming Soon!! June 6th

New Single Coming Soon!! Available for all your downloading pleasures on June 6th, to be released on Bronzerat Records .

And yep, it’s called,

‘Expandable Mandible’. 🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷

June 6th, as luck would have it, is also the first date of me and my band’s mini tour in support of the super Spanish blues band #Guadalupeplata at Dingwalls, London #futurejukefestival

Other dates: June 8th Exeter, The Phoenix and June 10th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Artwork by Josie Ford

Photo by Jessica Strid

Band: Me with James A Sclavunos & Gris-de-Lin

New dates!

We got some dates! … Me, Jim and Gris are going to play songs from the new album for the first time here: 

London, Thurs 6th June Future Juke Festival at Dingwalls

Exeter, Saturday 8th June at The Phoenix

Leeds, Sunday 9th June at the Brudenell Social Club

We’re supporting the amazing band #GuadalupePlata

Link to tickets here:

Hope you can make it! 


New Website

Launched today!

New Website

Launched today!


There are currently no forthcoming tour dates


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Versa Vice

Released 13th November 2015 on Bronze Rat Records

  1. Eve’s Rib
  2. Naked Eye
  3. The Lady With The Metallic Voice
  4. Eugene Went Crazy
  5. Rubber Room
  6. Heart Attack Girl
  7. Salvation
  8. The Past Is Never Over
  9. Fearsome
Intensely Spirited Mojo
A Triumph of Freakish Weird! Fatea


Joe Gideon & The Shark

Released 7th January 2013 on Bronze Rat Records

  1. I’m Ruined
  2. Snake Candy
  3. Poor Born
  4. The Insignificant Bullet
  5. You, The Pole & The Rastafarian
  6. Nine Bells Of Hell
  7. Higher Power/Where Have All The Good Times Gone
  8. Freakish
  9. Friday 13
Wickedly Inventive Uncut
Immaculately Deranged The Mirror

Harum Scarum

Joe Gideon & The Shark

Released 8th March 2009 on Bronze Rat Records

  1. Harum Scarum
  2. Civilisation
  3. DOL
  4. Kathy Ray
  5. Johan Was A Painter & Arsonist
  6. Hide & Seek
  7. True Nature
  8. Anything You Love That Much, You Will See Again
  9. Pale Blue Dot
Astonishing NME
It’s Brilliant – 4.5/5 The Sun

Liar’s Exit

Bikini Atoll

Released 6th June 2005 on Bella Union

  1. I Turned A Blind Eye
  2. Bluebeard
  3. Eve’s Rib
  4. Remains
  5. Nervous Wreck
  6. The Conversation
  7. Shark Requiem
  8. Silver Moon
  9. Cement Names
  10. Autumn’s Child
  11. Secret Filming


Bikini Atoll

Released 2nd February 2004 on Bella Union

  1. Moratoria
  2. Then Amplify
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Black River Falls
  5. Black Dog
  6. Cheap Trick
  7. Perfect Method Flawed
  8. Desolation Highway
  9. Clear Water Gravity


In a review for his debut solo album Versa Vice in 2016, Joe Gideon was described as playing “Pithy, powerful, lyrically erudite and observational, post-financial crisis English blues.” (Mike Barnes – Wire)

Joe Gideon first came to wider attention with his band, Bikini Atoll, signed to Bella Union in 2003. The first album, Moratoria, was critically well received, with the lead track ‘Desolation Highway’ (described by The Independent as “…an awesome, soul-searching slice of sprawling Americana”) featured in the film My Little Eye. Their second album Liar’s Exit, recorded with Steve Albini and released through Bella Union in 2005, received glowing reviews from the likes of NME and Q magazine.

Inspired by dream-state visions under the influence of san pedro on a trip to Bolivia, Joe decided to hone his craft as a songwriter and lyricist and formed Joe Gideon & The Shark, a two-piece band with his sister Viva. Their debut album, Harum Scarum, released in 2009 on Bronzerat Records, achieved rave reviews and a rare 6-stars-out-of-5 review in Time Out magazine, with reviewer Bella Todd observing, “To be funny and moving at the same time is one thing, but their combination of true grit and grace is rarer still.” Joe Gideon & The Shark toured with Seasick Steve and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to packed venues across the UK; but by the time their second album, Freakish came out in 2012, also to great reviews, Joe and Viva had decided to move on.

Having made friends with Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos on tour, Joe invited Jim to contribute drums to his debut solo LP, Versa Vice. Released in 2016 also on Bronzerat, this under-the-radar release nonetheless elicited raves from blogs & online press, including Joyzine (“A dark but rewarding trip into the shadowy corners of the human mind”) and Penny Black Music (“A master class in minimalism”).

Joe Gideon and Jim Sclavunos along with band mate Gris De Lin have just completed recording and mixing their next project, as yet untitled, set for release in 2019.


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