Joan As Police Woman
Monday 23rd April 2018
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £17.50 + booking fee / £21.50
The critically acclaimed Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Joan As Police Woman returns with new album, Damned Devotion, and it’s her best and rawest album yet.
Already acknowledged as a thrilling live performer and starkly honest lyricist, new album Damned Devotion finds Joan Wasser at her rawest. While her 2014 album The Classic was a soulful celebration of life and her 2011 album The Deep Field a lush moody expansion, this new release sees her stripping her compositions back to the core, the bare-all lyricism and timeless melodies harking back to her accolade-winning album To Survive (2008) and the universally acclaimed debut album Real Life (2006). Joan: “My maxim is: if it feels scary to say it, it’s the thing you must say”. And on Damned Devotion the thoughtful lyricism is married to Joan’s most accessible music to date.
Famously a collaborator and muse to artists as diverse as Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and Beck, since the release of her last album Joan has worked alongside fashion designers Viktor & Rolf as well as a growing list of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Lau, RZA and most recently Daniel Johnston.
“a voice so wondrous and moving that it makes everyone else’s seem ordinary and mundane” – The Guardian
“The coolest woman in pop” – The Times