“There are few records as highly anticipated as the upcoming full length from Big Joanie.” - Afropunk “buzzsaw guitars and a great vocal delivery” - FADER “Hear Big Joanie Question ‘Male Arrogance’ in New Song ‘Confident Man’” - Rolling Stone “A track that will resonate with many, Big Joanie share the burdens of toxic masculinity and gender imbalances in our society with a climactic, guitar-lead track.” - Alternative Press “‘Happier Still’ is classic Big Joanie, full of punky riffs and throbbing drums that recall the likes of Bikini Kill and The Raincoats.” - Consequence Singles: “Happier Still” “In My Arms” “Confident Man” “Sainted” “Your Words”
Black feminist punk band Big Joanie announced their FIRST EVER North American tour. They’ll make stops in Philadelphia, DC, Denver, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Nashville, Los Angeles and, after selling out Union Pool, have added an additional New York City show at Baby’s All Right. Today, they have released a brand new “Cactus Tree” live performance video filmed at Hermitage Works Studios, offering fans a taste of their dazzling live show.
Big Joanie released their new album Back Home, November 4, 2022 via Kill Rock Stars (US) and Thurston Moore and Eva Prinz’s Daydream Library Series (UK). The album earned widespread acclaim spanning NPR Weekend Edition, FADER, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Afropunk, Stereogum, Consequence, Alternative Press, KEXP, WNYC, The Talkhouse and Under The Radar. It was dubbed “Best Album of 2022” by Rolling Stone, Bandcamp and The Quietus and album track “Sainted” was also highlighted on Andy Bell of Ride’s Top 20 Songs of 2022 list for BrooklynVegan. With their boundary-breaking approach to punk, radical politics, and an appreciation for earworm melodies, Big Joanie are set to become important voices for a new generation of punks. Outside of Big Joanie, all three band members manage a formidable array of solo projects. Stephanie is a freelance music writer and became a published author last year with Why Solange Matters. Estella works with Good Night Out campaign, the music program Girls Rock London and is part of the collective behind Decolonise Fest with Stephanie. Chardine is a prominent voice in the LGBTQ community, is working on a book about Black feminism and was the vice chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Musician’s Union in 2021. “Fall Asleep” off the band’s debut Sistahs is also featured in the new animated Netflix film, Wendell & Wild featuring Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Angela Bassett & Lyric Ross. Big Joanie is: Stephanie Phillips: singer and guitarist Estella Adeyeri: bass and backing vocals Chardine Taylor-Stone: drums and backing vocals North American Tour Dates 3/19: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge 3/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 3/22: Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival 3/25: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern 3/26: Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall 3/28: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop 3/30: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo 3/31: Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room 5/19: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Purgatory 5/20: Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records 5/22: Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House 5/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's 5/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool - SOLD OUT 5/26: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right 5/29: Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz 5/30: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison 6/1: Columbus, OH @ Natalie's Grandview 6/2: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle