Bank Of Joy

Bank Of Joy

 Tokyo, Tōkyō, JPN

Bank of Joy are a pop duo originating from London England and Sapporo Japan. Within the music both worlds combine.


Bank of Joy are a London based duo rising out of the pandemonium of post Indie culture. Fronted by Ralph Phillips and Mio Kuromori, the lyrical deliverance's fuse the impulses of both Brit Pop and J-Pop backgrounds to the industrial backbeat of minimal and angular sampled beats.

Ralph met Mio back in 2009 when he was playing in a previous and somewhat dysfunctional band and she was begging her studies as a fashion student. The above mentioned band hired Mio for a short duration before both decided to start a new project that focused on their shared tastes in music.

Formed in 2010 and slowly gravitating to a functional band by 2011, Bank of Joy have performed at various venues and festivals around the UK, supported the likes of Savages and have recently embarked on a their first mini tour of Japan where they also begun recording the bulk of their first album.


2010 - Council Estate EP

2010 - Sticky Sweet Mess/Not Innocent 7" single

2012 - From The Fire EP

Set List

Snakes & Ladders

Control Freak City


Grey Lines


Never You

Coat Of Ice