British quartet JOANovARC will release their new passionate, soulful and powerful self-titled album ‘JOANovARC’ through Pledge Music/ Holier Than Thou Records on Friday 15th February 2019.

The new album follows JOANovARC’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Ride of Your Life’ (2016) produced by Grammy award-winning producer Gil Norton and recorded at Rockfield Studio. 

‘Joanovarc’ was recorded at Orange Tree Studios, produced by JOANovARC and Andy Hodgson, mixed and mastered by Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral for a Friend, Bring Me The Horizon, Stone Broken). To celebrate the release of the first single from the new album – ‘Girls Wanna Rock’ – JOANovARC will embark on their ‘Girls Wanna Rock’ October/November 2018 UK Tour. All profits from the sales of the single will go towards the Pink Ribbon Foundation (Reg. Charity No. 1080839) www.pinkribbonfoundation.org.uk. Tickets for all concerts can be booked via http://joanovarc.co.uk/events/.

The charity single launch for “Girls Wanna Rock” will take place at Big Red in London on Friday 19th October. The new energetic and diverse album features 11 finely crafted songs. ‘JOANovARC’ are delivering powerful rock anthems with a modern twist. This four-piece band are a driving force live which transcends on to their new album. The opening track ‘Girls Wanna Rock’ is ballsy, brash, passionate and will hit you in the face. “We are family, true flesh and blood and best friends. This has always given us a special bond and an automatic connection with our songs. We have always written songs together from when we were teenagers based our own true experiences. A sibling band always delivers true passion.”

The album encapsulates JOANovARC’s live energy and reveals a dynamic mix of dark and light. From ‘Girls Wanna Rock’ to the soulful sounds of ‘Try It On’ which showcase both Sam and Laura’s diverse vocals.

The new album has been completely funded by a very successful Pledge campaign. JOANovARC decided to record the new album at the start of 2018 and the Pledge campaign response was phenomenal with their goal being achieved within a week. The many fans who supported ‘Ride of Your Life’ were more than happy to support this new album. “We are role models, we want to inspire young females and empower them”. The ‘JOANovARC’ album is an inspiring statement and speaks for itself.”

The ‘JOANovARC’ album is a continuation of the band’s journey and includes songs that have been written by the Walker sisters over many years. “We are all great friends, as mentioned in our last album we have been through everything together, heartache, death, illness, sweat, blood, great times, addiction, narcotics, break ups, celebrations, fights and tears!”

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