Big Joanie are a black feminist punk band. They’re like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and riot grrrl with a sprinkling of dashikis.
Based in London, UK, Big Joanie formed in the summer of 2013 to play at First Timers (a gig where every band plays their set for the first time) at the close of the year. In 2014 they self-released their EP ‘Sistah Punk’, and have since toured the UK supporting acts such as Downtown Boys, Shopping, The Ex and more.
Big Joanie formed to not only make music, but to also create a continuum for punks of colour by paying homage to their forebears, and by presenting a powerful vision of black womanhood to encourage young punks of colour to get involved in making music and claiming their space in this scene. Now on the brink of releasing their debut album, Big Joanie are set to spread their mission even further.
Join them on Saturday 8th September to see their brand new album played in full ahead of its release this October 2018.
No Home is the lofi rock solo project of London based Charlotte Valentine. Their last release and second EP “Self Preservation” was written and released over the summer of 2017. The grunge and ambient songs were inspired by early 00s New York rock, toxicity of masculine power and how to preserve yourself. They are now working on their full length release. An enthralling performer recently seen supporting Moor Mother and Downtown Boys, as well as captivating the audience at this year’s Decolonise Fest, No Home is an unmissable act.
Secret Power are Jessica Ashman, Summer Scott and Peter Lam. Formed from a mixture of First Timers 2017 and Facebook call outs, they have become frequent players on the local punk and indie scenes. They combine forceful reverb driven post-punk with dreamy R&B girl group harmonies and are currently working towards releasing their debut EP over the next few months. Make sure you arrive early to catch one of London’s most exciting new bands.
Tickets cost £6.50 in advance, £8.00 on the door.
For information regarding DIY Space for London’s Access please visit
https://diyspaceforlondon.org/access/ which details access to the venue, gender neutral toilets, viewing areas, and free tickets for carers.
This event is open to members and their guests only. Membership at DIY Space for London costs just £2 a year and takes 48 hours to come into effect. Join at https://diyspaceforlondon.org/