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Album of the Week: Big Joanie’s “Back Home” Delivers Heavy and Heartfelt ’90s, Feminist-Punk Nostalgia

by Camille A. Collins

Big Joanie

Back Home

 “In My Arms” showcases the London-based trio’s seamless harmonies and tight musicianship with an infectious groove reminiscent of the best indie rock of the post-punk era. Replete with synths and swooning vocals, the storytelling on songs like “Insecure” and “Today” conjure the emotional introspection of the new romantics; the driving beat on “Sainted” evokes the fast cars and refracted lights of London on a rainy night. Emo for grownups, Big Joanie summons diverse eras and sounds with a unique alchemy all its own.

This article originally appeared in BUST’s Fall 2022 print edition. Subscribe today!

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