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Back Home by Big Joanie

Big Joanie

Back Home

Release Date: Nov 4, 2022

Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk

Record label: Kill Rock Stars


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Album Review: Back Home by Big Joanie

Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

musicOMH.com - 80
Based on rating 4

Girls invented punk rock, and the world can never have enough black intersectional feminism, and these are absolute facts Girls invented punk rock, yeh? And surely there are none-more-punk girls than London's kick ass all-black girl group Big Joanie, sliding in with a cigarette, an oversized leather jacket and a sneer to offer us their second album Back Home. The follow up to 2018’s Sistahs, out through Thurston Moore and Eva Prinz's Daydream Library Series, pushes the black feminist punk band into a rather more shoegazey space; soaked with the traditional grungy vocals laced with Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney and ’60s pop girl groups as a chaser. And hey; we're absolutely not mad about it.

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Clash Music
Opinion: Very Good

In 2020 UK punk trio Big Joanie crafted the impossible: a cover of Solange's 'Cranes In The Sky' that rivals the brilliance of the original. While Solange pirouettes inside dream-like harmonies and slow-cooked drums, Big Joanie has their eyes narrowed, brows furrowed, as gained-up guitars lift the chilling escapist lyrics off the track like a plane creeping down the tarmac, inching away, away, away. For the cover the trio took to the studio for the first time, releasing the single via Third Man Records.

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