Big Joanie // Sistahs Album Launch
New River Studios, London
Friday, 7 Dec 2018
20:00 – 23:00
Big Joanie are a black feminist punk band. We're like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and 90s riot grrrl, with a sprinkling of dashikis.
Big Joanie are Stephanie Phillips (lead vocals/guitar), Estella Adeyeri (bass) and Chardine Taylor-Stone (drums). The band formed in 2013, releasing their first EP 'Sistah Punk' in 2014, and the single "Crooked Room” in 2016. In the winter of 2017, after a busy year touring the UK and honing their unique sound, the band teamed up with producer Margo Broom of Hermitage Works Studios to record their debut album, 'Sistahs'.
'Sistahs' is an optimistic record about friendship, melancholic memories and the belief in a modern future. The album title derives from the band's belief in the power of sisterhood and female friendship. The first single from the album, 'Fall Asleep', was described by Pitchfork as "a woven rock tapestry of affirmational lyrics, girl-group claps, and deep, slashing guitars."
'Sistahs' will be released on Friday 30th November by The Daydream Library Series, a brand new record label spearheaded by Thurston Moore and Eva Prinz. After discovering Big Joanie supporting The Ex in London in June 2017, Thurston, Eva and their colleague Abby Banks agreed the very next day that they would release the band's debut.
'Sistahs' is available to pre-order now from Cargo Records: https://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/big-joanie-sistahs
Support comes from Charismatic Megafauna + Child's Pose
With drum-hop-punk-powered missives about guys in spandex, the shitness of Theresa May and female ejaculation, Charismatic Megafauna want to light up the dancefloor and destroy it.
One of London’s most elusive bands, Child’s Pose deliver a refreshing take on pop informed post-punk. Their debut S/T 7” has moments that call to mind elements from bands such as Delta 5 and Suburban Lawns but with the own distinct, snarky and caustic spin. Members of Sauna Youth, Woolf and Sarcasm.
New River Studios , Ground Floor, Unit E, 199 Eade Road , London