Welcome to Orlando Weekly
's "Band of the Week
." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Julee Bruise
Julee Bruise is playing March 16 at the Falcon with Like Diamonds, Liberty Van Zandt, Harsh Radish, and Mitar.
Just the facts:
When did the band form?
This project came together abruptly in March of 2017, as a result of an impromptu tour offer that TV Dinner (my main project) could not attend. I started writing new songs under this moniker and it just kind of kept going…
Who's in the band?
Julia Joyce: Guitar/Vocals
Currently available releases:
Self-Titled EP out on bandcamp, released July of 2017.
Describe your sound in five words:
just some nice millennial folk
What has been your most memorable show so far?
Alphaville in Brooklyn last summer with Pom Pom Squad (ny) and Don Kng (Gainesville). It was on my first “tour,” and the bands that played were all really fun and talented. The turnout was great and the venue was really helpful with getting set up, etc. (since I was still quite the noob).
Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?
Zoya Zafar, she is a queen basically…I don’t feel like I even need to elaborate on that.
What description gets used for your band that you would most
like to correct people on? Why?
Sometimes when Julee Bruise is billed, the description underneath is something along the lines of “TV Dinner solo set.” Not that these two projects are so different that it would ever warrant a correction, but they are two separate entities that I try to write for specifically. But the more I think about it, it doesn’t actually bother me at all and I can’t really think of another answer to this question, haha.
What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What's your least favorite? Why?
I guess the best and worst parts are both centered around the fact that Orlando as a city sits somewhere right in the middle of "bustling metropolis" and "suburban area". This is a pretty neat stage to be in because in a lot of ways, you can experience the benefits of both: enough space and quietness to write songs, and regular events happening at night to play songs. But therein also lies the problem. I think that our music scene hinges at least partly on our ability to grow as a city and as a cultural hotspot. We do have a good scene going for us, and it is not something that I take for granted by any means. But I certainly think that we have a lot of growing to do if we want to keep our scene thriving and interesting.
Any big news to share?
I’m in the process of recording a couple new singles for everybody’s ears! Keep up with me on social media to stay informed. I also love to send emails so if you have any questions, concerns, heckles, hit me at firstname.lastname@example.org