We’d called joan “Infectious. Seamless. Shuttering. A deluge of beautiful illusions, with a focus in only handling your attraction with the ultimate caress.” The retro goodness, mixing ol’ school 90’s boy band pop to the current modernity of electro goodness, the duo with the golden touch, just brings it on with their songs.
joan is the project of Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford. The two first met playing a show together while in different projects and became fast friends.
2019 was a landmark year for the guys, their debut EP, ‘portra’, was streamed well over 40 million times. The guys spent much of the year on the road with major US and international tours supporting the likes of The Aces, Flor, MisterWives, COIN, Bloc Party and Jeremy Zucker. Fall was spent in Asia playing a 7-date run in the Philippines (alongside HONNE), followed by major festival dates in Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Get on the joan train. It feels so good.