Phone Joan
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Phone Joan

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE
Band Rock Blues

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Apr
13
Phone Joan @ Last Train

Oslo, None, Norway

Oslo, None, Norway

Apr
02
Phone Joan @ kultopia

Kristiansand, None, Norway

Kristiansand, None, Norway

Mar
25
Phone Joan @ Tribute

Sandnes, None, Norway

Sandnes, None, Norway

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Wakey, wakey! After the luxury of Deer Tracks, the retro-rock of this wild bunch is like a kick in the solar plexus. A female rhythm section and a guitar dude lay down a thick shag carpet of fuzzy sludge-rock pulled straight from the ’70s sample catalogs of Sabbath and Zep, while a powerhouse frontwoman — who sounds a little like P.J. Harvey, but gives off something of a Grace Slick-meets-Juliette Lewis vibe — wails about blood and anger and how everything is f---ed. For their last tune, she belts out a slow gospel-rock stomper that features the refrain, "Can I get an amen?" She can. - Darryl Sterdan -- Writer for Canoe.ca Entertainment --


Intrigued to say the very least with Phone Joan. Carina Moen’s vocals recall PJ Harvey, The Kills and even Heart. “I’m a rock n roll goddess, I’m a goddamn princess with my high heels on” she purrs on ‘The Fast Lane’. - Future Sounds @ futuresounds.blogspot.com


- Favourite band of by:Larm? Phone Joan. - Alan Cross -- Canadian radio broadcaster and a writer on music.


Discography

Single:
"Fast Lane" - September 2010
"Hymn To The Corporate Guns" (radioedit) - September 2010
"Scary Dog" (radioedit) - Oktober 2010
Album:
"The Early Sounds Of Joan" - - September 2010

Band of the week - NRK P3 - April 2010
By:larm festival - Febuary 2010
Norwegian Wood - June 2010
Øya Festival - August 2010

Tour 2010/2011:
LAST TRAIN
Oslo, Torsdag 14. April 2011.
KULTOPIA FESTIVAL
Kristiansand, Lørdag 02. April 2011.
TRIBUTE
Sandnes,Lørdag 26. Mars 2011.
VELVET UNDERGROUND
Toronto CA, Onsdag 09. Mars 2011.
GAMLA
OSLO,Fredag 7. Januar 2011.
THE KAZIMER
Liverpool Lørdag 4. Desember 2010.
STUDENTERSAMFUNNET
Trondheim, Lørdag 13. November 2010.
HYDRANTEN
Hamar,Torsdag 11. November 2010.
KULTURPUBEN
Lillestrøm, Onsdag 10. November 2010.
REVOLVER
OSLO,Fredag 29. Oktober 2010.
ROCKEFABRIKKEN
Stovner,Torsdag 14. Oktober 2010.
JOHN DEE
Oslo,Torsdag 30. September 2010.
PHONOFESTIVALEN
Bergen,Lørdag 11. September 2010.
HAVRESEKKEN
Torsdag 26. August 2010.
ØYAFESTIVALEN
Oslo,Tirsdag 10. August 2010.
BØGREND AUTO FEST
Vinje,Lørdag 7. August 2010.
NOTODDEN BLUES FESTIVAL
Fredag 6. August 2010.
LAST TRAIN
OSLO,Tirsdag 6. Juli 2010.
NORWEGIAN WOOD
Oslo,Søndag 13. Juni 2010.
MUSIKKFEST OSLO
Pilestredet/Blitz,Lørdag 5. Juni 2010.
MUSIKKFEST OSLO
Rådhusplassen,Lørdag 5. Juni 2010.
TRIBUTE
SANDNES,Lørdag 29. Mai 2010.
PIR 6
Kristiansand,Fredag 28. Mai 2010.
BLÅ
Tirsdag 20. April 2010.
GARAGE
Oslo,Mandag 8. Mars 2010.
by:Larm FESTIVAL
Oslo,Lørdag 20. Februar 2010.
by:Larm FESTIVAL
Oslo,Fredag 19. Februar 2010.
GARAGE
Tirsdag 12. Januar 2010.
MONO
OSLO,Lørdag 19. Desember 2010

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Bio

Phone Joan rose from the dark basements of the Oslo rock scene during the financial crisis in 2008-2009.

Starved of anything that would give life meaning, guitar player Rikard Haugen took up a loan and hit the studio of producer Johannes Ringen, along with the rest of the band; Elisabeth Nesset, Randi Gudmundsen and Carina Moen.
Within the two weeks it took to record the songs, Phone Joan was officially formed, in December 2009.
The by:larm festival described Phone Joan as being a “ramshackle 70’s inspired orchestra”, a description the band likes, and enjoys throwing around. However, it’s more about the blues than anything, really. Whatever it is, it’s put through a “joan filter” of messy guitar and noise. Their songs are quite simple, their lyrics are desperate and the sound is raw.

The band is currently touring Norway promoting their release.
The band is constantly looking for gigs in and outside of Norway, they love to perform. It's what this band is all about.

Some reviews:

Phone Joan – Daryll Sterdan
Wakey, wakey! After the luxury of Deer Tracks, the retro-rock of this wild bunch is like a kick in the solar plexus. A female rhythm section and a guitar dude lay down a thick shag carpet of fuzzy sludge-rock pulled straight from the ’70s sample catalogs of Sabbath and Zep, while a powerhouse frontwoman — who sounds a little like P.J. Harvey, but gives off something of a Grace Slick-meets-Juliette Lewis vibe — wails about blood and anger and how everything is f---ed. For their last tune, she belts out a slow gospel-rock stomper that features the refrain, "Can I get an amen?" She can.

PHONE JOAN – Alan Cross
Just to be sure that I was right in thinking they were my favourite band of the festival, I went out to see them again. I was not wrong. Imagine a cross between the Dead Weather, PJ Harvey, the White Stripes (the drummer is a woman) and a young Grace Slick cut with Juliette Lewis. Brilliant.

NRK P3
"Thick and toxic 70-century-inspired rock from Phone Joan. The vocalist has a rawness in her voice, right up there with Beth Ditto from The Gossip." Fast Lane "is an exciting rock song that tastes of leather, motor oil and cigarettes, which is squeezed into snakeskin boots."

Futuresounds
Intrigued to say the very least with Phone Joan. Carina Moen’s vocals recall PJ Harvey, The Kills and even Heart. “I’m a rock n roll goddess, I’m a goddamn princess with my high heels on” she purrs on ‘Fast Lane’.

Steinar Kallander – Gamla
Surrounded by three strong female artists on vocals, bass and drums; the songwriter and guitarist pulls you into a massive garage-murky and bluesy sound, to the point of mass suggestion and mysterious as if gunpowder was invented anew. It’s original just the same and we like it. A lot!