Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


Influences

David Sylvian, Jlin, Brian Eno, Burial, HTRK, David Bowie


Bio

Informed as much by the cutting-edge electronica of Jlin, Arca, Burial and Autechre as they are classic synth pop, art rock and modern composition, Joan Banoit is the stage name of songwriter, arranger and ex St Mary’s choirboy Julian Bright.

Bursting onto the scene several years ago with a series of Marrickville warehouse gigs, they signed to Sydney label Lazy Thinking in 2017 and released their debut single and video ‘Bet Me’ in June 2018, which after considerable FBi radio play was described by Triple J as ‘…sounding like the universe’ (Marcus Whale, ‘Something More’) and Happy mag as ’…one of the most awe-inspiring new sounds we’ve come across this year.’ The accompanying video also featured as Clipped TV's ‘Clip of the Day’ in mid-July.

They launched the single at a capacity Chippendale Hotel in July, and have just launched second single ‘Mount Agony’ at the Golden Age with co headliner Gussy on the 11thof October. The accompanying video (which was produced, directed and performed by several revered figures of Sydney’s experimental film and theatre scene) was ‘Clipped TV’s first ever music video premiere, with the single already played on both FBi and Triple J.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

22 Oct 2018

Triple J
45

this would get john nash scribbling on windows to try work out just how this works so well. it's mysterious and tender and an unusual beauty.

this would get john nash scribbling on windows to try work out just how this works so well. it's mysterious and tender and an unusual beauty.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

23 Sep 2018

Triple J
45

One of the best songs of the week. It's disjointed, loud, progressively strange and unusual. It makes you feel a little uneasy. It's excellent.

One of the best songs of the week. It's disjointed, loud, progressively strange and unusual. It makes you feel a little uneasy. It's excellent.

Review

Review by Stephen Goodhew Stephen Goodhew

19 Sep 2018

Triple J
40

this song has such an unusual flow and progression to it. It takes a moment to settle into but it rewards with repeat listens.

this song has such an unusual flow and progression to it. It takes a moment to settle into but it rewards with repeat listens.