Vulnerable and impassioned, Boorloo’s beloved Joan & The Giants are an open diary, delving into some of the deepest emotions with their universal stories.
Fresh off their showcase at BIGSOUND 2023, Joan & The Giants have landed a stunning seven nominations for the upcoming WA Music Awards for Best Alt/Indie Act, Best Pop Act, Best Music Video (Cool Kid), Best Single (Cool Kid), Best Song Lyrics (Cool Kid), Best Vocalist (Grace Newton-Wordsworth) and Best Guitarist (Aaron Birch).
Before that though, they are finishing up a tour with the legendary Eskimo Joe and to top off this incredible year, the band have released their paralysing new single, Beg, and an evocative B-side, Narcissist.
Like the final call in a relationship, when the stomach sinks, the muscles cramp, and the air becomes thick and hard to breathe – Beg is a paralysing story of unrequited love. With their signature indie-rock sound adorned with sprawling, fuzzed-out guitars and enriching synths, Beg is filled with passion and pain.
Grace Newton-Wordsworth pleas with her dulcet tones drenched in desperation and her knee-trembling natural vibrato to the indie-rock backdrop characterised by the band’s judicious restraint – gradually crescendoing into an irresistibly captivating fervency.
Reflecting on the origins of Beg, Grace Newton-Wordsworth shared, “‘
For the B-side, Narcissist, the band embraces a stripped-back approach, allowing Grace’s poignant lyrics to take centre stage. Pairing perfectly with ‘Beg’ as a soundtrack for a breakup, the song is a reflection on heartbreak and the loss of a once-cherished relationship. Grace’s vocals gently float through the melancholic journey while the band provides a subtle yet powerful musical backdrop.
“I wrote this song on acoustic guitar and it was one of those experiences where the lyrics all came in about 10 minutes and the story was just there – it was complete”, Grace states on the songwriting process. In the studio, it was fitting that they kept things simple, as she continues, “It was recorded raw in 1-2 takes and we kept it quite stripped back, which allowed space for the vulnerability of the lyrics to powerfully creep through.”
Let the walls down, be vulnerable, and allow the waves of emotions to pour out with Joan & The Giants and their crippling single Beg and B-Side Narcissist.
Catch them supporting Eskimo Joe or at WAM Fest this November, or when they launch Beg on November 24 at The Bird (Perth) where they will also be raising funds for Support Act.
Fri, November 10 – Leisure Inn, Rockingham (WA) | Supporting Eskimo Joe
Sat, November 11 – Gosnells Hotel, Gosnells (WA) | Supporting Eskimo Joe
Sun, November 12 – Dunborough Hotel, Dunsborough (WA) | Supporting Eskimo Joe
Sat, November 18 – WAM FEST – Museum Stage, Perth (WA)
Fri, November 24 – The Bird, Perth (WA) w/ Ribs, BOOX KID and Jocelyn’s Baby | Tickets