‘Home Song’ & ‘Slow Motion’ in AMRAP Metro Charts for Multiple Weeks
“Joan & The Giants, have a knack for writing songs that pull at the heartstrings” (AU Review)
“Poignant, heartfelt, and achingly raw” (Scenestr) [About ‘Just For You’]
“A moving and important love song with depth and real life pain.” 4 / 5 (Declan Byrne, Triple J) [About ‘Home Song’]
“Another impressive one for 2021 from Joan & The Giants. They’ve zeroed in on an emotional centre point like a professional dart player throwing bullseyes at your heart.” 4 / 5 (Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J) [About ‘Just For You’]
Alt-pop indie darlings Joan & The Giants are back with a tune that will make you want to live your Tuesdays with as much enthusiasm as your Saturdays – get ready for ‘The Weekend’, out on September 2 ahead of their debut EP ‘Me & You’ coming out on September 23 via Tomboi Records.
Joan & The Giants have been standing tall since forming in 2019. The talented Boorloo/Perth-based group centres around musical and romantic partners Grace Newton-Wordsworth and Aaron Birch, sharing their beautiful craft together with bandmembers Riley Sutton and Liam Olsen.
Garnering attention from tastemakers around the country, the band have released two singles so far this year, ‘Slow Motion’ and most recently ‘Home Song’. Now, their new single ‘The Weekend’ is the third release from their highly anticipated debut EP ‘Me & You’ (out on September 23), and like its folk-informed alt-pop predecessors, it’s one that’s set to soar.
A rebellion against modern grind culture and the mentality of ‘living for the weekend’, this track reflects the band’s changed philosophy to live every day with the same enthusiasm: live like you’re 17, fall in love but never fall in line, and spend time with someone whenever it feels right – because why should we only reserve our joy for days that the capitalist calendar dictates? With a melody that seeps in and sticks, earnest drums and cherry-sweet vocals, this is a tune dripping in emotive lyricism and honeyed rhythms, guaranteed to charm ears and dazzle hearts everywhere it’s heard.
During the pandemic’s beginning, Gracie found a sense of freedom from routine and tapped into this liberating feeling for ‘The Weekend’. She explains:
“There was an excitement and a lack of responsibility that was so refreshing and turbulent. I think when we started getting back to reality and going to work and grinding to push a music career again, that pressure and ‘baggage’ came back onto my shoulders, and I really didn’t want to live purely for ‘the weekend’ or wait for a Friday night to feel some kind of relief.”
Joan & The Giants’ mostrecentrelease ‘Home Song’ premiered via Triple J (Home & Hosed) and was added to Triple J Unearthed rotation. The song was also played on KCRW (US) and spent three weeks in AMRAP Metro Charts. The band has also seen support from Tone Deaf, Music Feeds, Scenestr, AU Review, AAA Backstage, Aus Music Scene as well as a bunch of community radio stations.
The band will be celebrating the launch of their debut EP at the Rosemount Hotel on Friday the 30th of September with special guests; more information below. In the meantime, get into the spirit of ‘The Weekend’ with Joan & The Giants from Friday, September 2.
‘Me & You’ Debut EP Launch
Friday September 30 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
w/ Menagerie Choir, King Ibis, Young Robin and local art stalls
Doors: 8PM | Tickets via Oztix