joan(Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford) have spent the past few years buildingtheir musical empire, single by single, tour date by tour date, with the past three years being landmarks for them. Their debut EP, 2019’s ‘portra’,followed by 2020’s ‘cloudy’ and the reimagined re-releases of many of those songs into the “partly cloudy” that same year led them to the most recent ‘wave era’ which saw new singles of their trademark alt-pop bops, tinged with the sweetest hint of 90’s R&B influences landing on the first Thursday of each month throughout the majority of 2021 alternating into the building of two dueling EP’s individually titled ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ also described collectively as “wave” They are excited to soon announce the anticipated next chapter of release plans for 2023 and beyond.
These consistent releases have established joan as a constant streaming artist with well over 110 million streams and over a million listeners a month across streaming platforms.
The band have spent much of the past 3 years (save for a specific period in 2020 we don't like to talk about) on the road with major US and international tours supporting the likes of The Aces, COIN, Bloc Party and Jeremy Zucker, as well as playing to fans across Asia with huge headline shows and festivals in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong.Early 2020 saw them playing to sold out crowds across the US on their first headline tour. Their virtual cloudy release show in August 2020 boasted thousands of ticket sales from fans who tuned into their livestream.