About

Joan the Wad - named after a torch bearing queen of the piskies - are a collection of Pennine outliers; cooking up a genre fluid musical brew of soulful, northern, indie-pop.


A spellbinding amalgam of sumptuous vocals, broken rhythms and pulsating guitars creates a charm of powerful trouble; think Cocteau Twins,  Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Jesca Hoop…


Joan’s blazing torch lights the way on the filthiest of nights…