JOAN & THE GIANTS (WA)
Emotionally raw, poetic, fiercely powerful yet ambient, with booming drums and soaring vocals, Joan & The Giants is a perfect mixture of many different sounds, styles and genres, this is what makes them so special. On their new single ‘Wolves’ they display all this and more.
A fairly new band in the Australian music scene, Joan & The Giants was formed in February 2019 by vocalist Grace Newton-Wordsworth, guitarist Aaron Birch and drummer Riley Sutton. They hit the ground running releasing their debut single ‘Hold Me’ on March 4th, the single was received well by listeners, reviewers, and radio. Getting played on popular, trendsetting stations like Triple J, 94.5 FM and RTRFM and getting fantastic reviews from Happy Mag, Grok Magazine and Around The Sound Magazine. The track was also a nominee in 2019’s WAM Song of the Year awards for ‘Best Song of the Year’. Joan & The Giants second release ‘Cruel’ (released May 6th) also saw them receive praise and radio airplay, peaking 9th in the amrap metro charts and 4th in the amrap regional charts around Australia. The band we’re the main support act for ‘Odette’ on the WA leg of her 2019, ‘Lotus Eaters’ Tour. Playing at Jack Rabbit Slims and Freo.Social.
Grace was also featured on dynamic electronic duo ‘Feels’ single ‘Circles’ (released Friday June 21st), and performed with them at GTM Bunbury.
Joan & The Giants have had an excellent year so far, with Triple J and commercial radio play, being the main support act on a major Australia tour with Odette, getting nationwide community radio airplay and going on three WA headline tours of their own. As to what the future holds, Joan & The Giants will be releasing their debut EP in mid November. The band plans to embark on a national EP tour, visiting Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and regional WA before the year is up. Already locked in for 2020 festivals like Nannup Festival, there will be no slowing down from these Giants.
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