Release Date: 4th November 2022
Red Vinyl x1 / Cat no. DLS012R
Black feminist punk band Big Joanie have announced their upcoming second album ‘Back Home’, set for release 4th November on Daydream Library Series in the UK and Kill Rock Stars in the US.
The brand new album ‘Back Home’ follows on from last month’s one-off single ‘Happier Still’, and the release of their 2020 single ‘Cranes in the Sky’, a cover of Solange Knowles released on Jack White’s Third Man Records. Recorded at Hermitage Works Studios in North London, ‘Back Home’ was produced and mixed by Margo Broom (Goat Girl, Fat White Family) and features violin courtesy of Charlotte Valentine of the experimental art rock project No Home, who recently collaborated with the LA-based artist SASAMI.
‘Back Home’ is a dramatic leap forward for the band; the band build on their tightly knit, lo-fi punk formula to bring forth a collage of blazing guitars, down tempo dance punk, and melancholic strings that evoke the full depth of the band’s expansive art punk vision. The album title references a search for a place to call home, whether real or metaphysical. “We were really ruminating on the idea of a home and what it means,” explains Stephanie. “It’s about the different ideas of home, whether that’s here in the UK, back in Africa or the Caribbean, or a place that doesn’t really exist; it’s neither here nor there.”
1. Cactus Tree2. Taut 3. Confident Man 4. What Are You Waiting For? 5. In My Arms 6. Your Words 7. Count to Ten 8. Happier Still 9. Insecure 10. Today 11. I Will 12. In My Arms (Reprise) 13. Sainted