Jilk – Joy In The End

Excerpts of press or air play outcomes.



Following on from their EP ‘In Need Of TessJilk are excited to release their album ‘Joy In The End‘ with Project Mooncircle. Their most fully realised and beautiful set of compositions yet. Through an apocalyptic narrative, the album explores themes of hope found in desolation and the eventual and inevitable cyclical return of loss and joy. An album for the current worrying times as well as the personal joys that can combat those worries.

This is Jilk’s most collaborative effort yet as a collective. The influences and styles are eclectic; strings, guitars, synths, brass, voice, percussion, noise, concrète and glitch meet to create an overwhelmingly alluring set of compositions. Delicate electronic textures frame neo-classical arrangements while heart wrenching vocals and guttural bass lines drive the album forward through 11 tracks of folktronic, drone based walls of sound.

In the words of Elie WieselJust as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

‘Joy In The End’ comes out worldwide on limited handmade postcards (including download code) & digital.

Artwork by edapollo. A&R: Gordon Gieseking. Mastering by Sven Friederichs.


  • 01 The End of Joy
  • 02 Green Creepers
  • 03 Mum There’s Someone In The Garden
  • 04 Let’s Still be Weird Right
  • 05 Ryeleaze Empties
  • 06 Birdies
  • 07 Creeper’s Reprise
  • 08 Clavoline
  • 09 A Miserable Physical Science Feat. Kayla Painter
  • 10 Become The Build
  • 11 Joy In The End


The band have a way of crafting stirring songs that, while conjuring poignant emotions, keep one foot in the experimental world.

Luke Cheadle | XLR8R, US

I’ve to include this to my show. More Project: Mooncircle perfection!

Nemone | BBC 6 Music, UK

The next beautiful piece of music on Project Mooncircle!

Robag Wruhme | Pampa Records, GER

Mum There’s Someone In The Garden – This song title alone could be a new definition of how horror movies work. This album though is a haunted house you would want to visit again and again due to all the beauty and fragile aesthetic that are intertwined with the at times claustrophobic feel that drives this album forward.

Claus Schwartau | Noisey Radio / VICE, GER

The band have moved audiences with their honest layering of sound.

Staff | Noctis, UK

As always beautiful textures!

Jay Scarlett | Puls, GER