ARTIST PROFILE | Joan & The Giants
Joan & The Giants
Renowned for their emotional lyricism and powerful stage presence, Perth-based outfit Joan & The Giants have been captivating audiences with their distinctive brand of alt-pop.
The band began with partners and longtime collaborators Grace Newton-Wordsworth and Aaron Birch, who formed Joan & The Giants in 2019. Coming together from different backgrounds, Aaron from a remote Indigenous community in the Kimberley and Grace from a farm down South of WA, the couple are now based in Perth with band members Riley Sutton and Liam Olsen.
No strangers to the spotlight, Joan & The Giants have headlined Shinju Matsuri Festival to over 7000 people, supported Odette on the WA leg of her 2019 ‘Lotus Eaters’ tour, had rave reviews, a premiere and airplay on Triple J and current rotation on Triple J Unearthed, performed at Nannup Music Festival in 2020 / 2021 and received multiple nominations in last year’s prestigious International Songwriting Competition alongside artists such as Missy Higgins, Eskimo Joe and more.
Most recently they have been nominated in two seperate categories of the WA Music Awards 2022 for ’Folk’ and ‘Outstanding Indigenous’ and their latest singles ‘Slow Motion’, ‘Home Song’ and ‘The Weekend’ have been on the AMRAP Metro charts for multiple weeks.
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