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The Just JoansFIKA
Card From A Multipack
Released: 23rd December 2020
|7" + random christmas card||£7.99||Buy Now||In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.|
7” vinyl with download code and a single Christmas card (randomly selected from a multipack of 6) painted by The Just Joans’ Katie Pope. File under: Indie. A special ten year anniversary Christmas present from The Just Joans, to you. The Just Joans return to their much loved Seasonal Greet EP after a decade, just as miserable and jaded, and many Christmases older. Enlisting the talents of cellist Maya Burman Roy (of Butcher Boy, and of appearances with God Help The Girl, Idlewild and Shrag), they’ve re-recorded two tracks from it with a string section for a very special festive double A side 7” single. The vinyl comes with a selection of Christmas cards (…
from a multipack) painted by vocalist and renowned artist Katie Pope. The Just Joans were formed in Glasgow in 2005 by songwriter David Pope. Naming the band after Daily Record agony aunt Joan Burnie’s ‘Just Joan’ column, work immediately began on a number of lo-fi tracks dealing with love, rejection and everyday angst. As he advanced from singing sad songs in his bedroom to singing sad songs live, David recruited Chris Elkin as a guitarist. Shortly after, he would add younger sister Katie Pope as a vocalist, alongside bassist Fraser Ford – with all four remaining in the band to this day. Their presence helped to build a reputation on the indiepop scene, and, in 2007, The Just Joans joined WeePOP! Records. During their eight years with the DIY label, they released a series of handmade EPs including Hey Boy...You’re Oh So Sensitive, Love and Other Hideous Accidents, and The Just Joans’ Seasonal Greet.. Completing the journey from shambling two-piece to accomplished sextet, the band continue to win fans with their mischievous lyrics and tender melodies. Embracing Scottish culture at every turn, the band were perhaps best described by Is This Music as ‘the missing link between The Magnetic Fields and The Proclaimers.’ “there’s mischief in this miserablism” Mojo // “Siblings David and Katie Pope have been cranking out charmingly shambolic, twee-leaning but feisty indiepop since the mid-’00s and their biting sense of humor (and thick
Glaswegian accents) make for easy comparisons to The Vaselines.” Brooklyn Vegan..// Tracklist: A1) Card from a Multipack B1) Christmas (Tears Neath Mistletoe)