Big Joanie

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2017

Big Joanie are a black feminist punk band based in London, UK. Formed in July 2013 to play First Timers in November 2013, they describe there sound as“we’ re like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and Riot Grrrl with a sprinkling of dashikis.”Big Joanie formed to make powerful music but also to create a continuum for Black punks by presenting a strong, powerful vision of Black womanhood and talking about Black punks who came before us. By making Black punks more visible the band’ s quest is to inspire more young Black punks to start the bands they always wanted to hear.