New Single, 'Eternal Flame'/'Sweet Thing': August 7th
Headline shows/Spitz Residency/Special guests on Beth Orton UK tour Sept 06
Debut full-length album, 'Real Life' on Reveal Records out now
METRO- 'Stunning' (5/5Ã‚Â stars)
THE TIMESÃ‚Â Ã‚Â - ?There might not be a better debut all year? **** (4/5 stars)Ã‚Â
Q (Q recommends) - ?Sublime debut.. flooringly beautiful..Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â absolutely devastating? **** (4/5 stars)
UNCUT Ã‚Â - ?There is fire in the sophistication, could be Willie Mitchell producing a more melodic Kim Gordon?Ã‚Â **** (4/5 stars)
THE GUARDIANÃ‚Â Ã‚Â - ?Joan Wasser is the best champagne in the world. A voice so wonderous and moving that it makes everyone else?s seem ordinary and mundane, the indie generation?s Dusty Springfield. The Ride is the most hypnotic and majestic sad song ever and so good it will make you shiver?
( Record Of The Week)
THE TELEGRAPHÃ‚Â Ã‚Â - ?For once a bizarre name flags a genuinely idiosyncratic talent. Real Life contains as much naked emotion as it does artful cleverness. A constant thrill?Ã‚Â
THE SUNÃ‚Â Ã‚Â - ?I defy anyone to not to be smitten by Joan As Police Woman?s highly original songs, the product of a woman with an open mind and her ears to the ground? Ã‚Â **** (4/5 stars)
THE GUARDIAN GUIDEÃ‚Â Ã‚Â - ?A sedately?paced collection of beautifully sung torch songs, this feels like a quality bandÃ‚Â that will be playing in theatres pretty soon.. get in early?
Joan?s ?Real Life? album goes a long way to laud honesty, trust and beauty, and in doing so, lauds her own beauty. You might know Joan from her loud serrated bands The Dambuilders, Black Beetle and Those Bastard Souls. Or playing more subtly and quietly in Antony?s Johnsons or Rufus Wainwright?s band.Ã‚Â
Some influences pervade, but this is all together different. It?s music that shimmers, torch-song-like, between categories. It feels adjacent to jazz while being deeply soulful. The voice and delivery has raised comparisons to Dusty Springfield, Annette Peacock and Chrissie Hynde. Like Antony, Joan?s music seems to have come out of nowhere, and yet feels fully-formed, idiosyncratically individual, all on, and of, its own. Simply, Joan As Policewoman feels very JoanÃ‚Â .
The debut full-length album from Joan As Police Woman is ?Real Life?. It features the stunning vocals and songwriting talent of New Yorker Joan Wasser already known for her live and recorded work with artists such as Antony and the Johnsons (Antony also duets with Joan on one of her album?s highlights, ?I Defy?), Nick Cave, Scissor Sisters, Sebadoh, Elton John, Rufus Wainwright and more..
UK press reviews for her album have been universally brilliant, it seems Reveal Records have discovered a true star in the making.
The next single from the album is 'Eternal Flame' (released August 7th).
Following studio time recording a new Rufus Wainwright record, Joan As Police Woman toured the UK as special guests to The GuillemotsÃ‚Â - they joined her on stage for spine-tingling versions of her song 'The Ride'.Ã‚Â
Joan As Police Woman is currently touring the UK including 3 shows at The Spitz (June, July and August) and festivals:Ã‚Â
12 Leeds, New Roscoe
13 Sheffield, Boardwalk
14 Liverpool, Barfly
18 London, Spitz Club
22 Cardiff, Barfly
23 Gateshead, The Sage ? Summer Tyne Festival
10 Bristol, Academy
11 London, Spitz Club
12 Summer Sundae Festival, Leicester
Special Guests on Beth Orton?s UK tour
8 Edinburgh, Queens Hall
9 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
10 Cardiff St David?s Hall
12 London Hammersmith Apollo
13 Portsmouth Guildhall