Joan & The Giants are an indie alt-pop band from Perth, Western Australia, formed in 2019 by front woman Grace Newton-Wordsworth and guitarist Aaron Birch.
These artists have come together from unlikely places; Grace from a farm down South of Perth and Aaron from a remote Indigenous community outside of Broome called Beagle Bay. They met their drummer Riley in Perth, and decided to form Joan & The Giants.
March 4th 2019, marked the release of Joan & The Giants debut single ‘Hold Me’. The band are hitting the road for their first headline WA regional tour, throughout March, April and May.
Joan & The Giants plan to release a follow up single in late April, an EP in late May and embark on an Australian major city tour throughout June.
More about ‘Hold Me’
“Hold Me started off as sort of a folk song, we had it a folk demo of it around a year before we recorded it. Grace always loved the song, but for some reason it wasn’t quite what we needed it to be. We stopped playing it altogether because it didn’t feel right. One night I had a shot of inspiration and in 5 minutes came up with a really basic demo. We started to play it live again and 3 weeks later, went into the studio to record it. It was a year of waiting for the right moment of inspiration, I don’t think we could have recorded it the way we did any sooner” – Aaron Birch, Guitarist, Joan & The Giants.
Recorded at: Pavement Studios, Perth, Western Australia…. Produced by: Aaron Birch, Grace Newton-Wordsworth, Riley Sutton & Lance Robinson