Daughter, Amy Shark, Florence + The Machine , Cloves
Grace Newton-Wordsworth - Vocals, Keys Aaron Birch - Guitar Riley Sutton - Drums Liam Olsen - Bass
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Emotionally raw, poetic, fiercely powerful yet ambient, with booming drums and soaring vocals, 'Joan & The Giants' are a perfect mixture of many different sounds, styles and genres, ultimately cultivated into an alt-pop sound.
Formed in early 2019 in Perth, these artists have come together from unique backgrounds; front-woman Grace Newton-Wordsworth from an organic farm down South, guitarist / songwriter Aaron Birch from a remote Indigenous community out of Broome, drummer Riley Sutton and bassist Liam Olsen from Perth.
The band have had a busy 2019 so far, releasing three singles ‘Hold Me’ which was nominated for a 2019 WAM Award, ‘Cruel’ and now ‘Wolves’. They have embarked on three WA tours from Esperance all the way to Kununurra in the East Kimberley, and have recently returned home from headlining Broome's largest festival 'Shinju Matsuri', playing their biggest performance yet to 7,000 people, as well as performing alongside the big firework finale.
The band were the main supports for ‘Odette’ on the WA leg of her ‘Lotus Eaters’ tour, as well as Little Quirks and Arno Faraji earlier in the year. They have also supported very talented local acts like Dulcie, Dan Howls, The Hunting Birds, King Ibis, GOOD GRACE, Tether, Tashi and more. Front-woman Grace was also featured on local electronic duo ‘Feels’ single ‘Circles’, and performed with them at GTM Bunbury.
"Allow yourself to properly meet Joan & The Giants, who are amongst Perth's most exciting acts at the moment." - Pilerats
"The band continue to build themselves as one of the more exciting emerging acts in Aussie music" - Happy Mag
Their latest release ‘Wolves’, has a dark and haunting underlying tone, layered with a sense of hope. “This song was written at a challenging time in our lives, a time filled with toxicity and suffocating relationships. We wrote Wolves as a way of healing, and as a way of freeing ourselves from this emotionally abusive place. Our main hope for this song is that it brings that same sense of healing to whoever listens to it.” - Grace