Photography Album Artwork by Tara Leanne Barber Album cover graphics by Sam Bolderson

JOANovARC will release their new passionate, soulful and powerful self-titled album ‘JOANovARC’ through Pledge Music/ Holier Than Thou Records on Friday 31st May 2019. The album was mixed and mastered by Wayne Proctor. The band will release the single ‘Jane’ on Friday 22nd March.


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. Gil Norton dubbed the band as ‘The new Queens of Rock’.

The band will launch the album on Hard Rock Hell Radio with DJ Moto on Saturday 1st June from 7pm. Listen here –

“A pleasure to work with in the studio, great musicians and one of the most hard-working bands I know.” Gil Norton – Grammy- winning producer (Foo Fighters).

Acoustic guitars on “When We Were Young” recorded at Superfly Studios, Nottinghamshire. Engineered by Andrew Banfield.

To celebrate the release of the new album, JOANovARC will embark on their May/June UK Tour. Tickets for all concerts can be booked via

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 ‘Burning’ 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 ‘Burning’ 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!”

Photo by Rob Blackham

“Their sound is stylish, powerful and certainly has a direct lineage to Girlschool and Rock Goddess. In fact, there’s a strong case for saying that this quartet are the natural successors to those two bands.” – Classic Rock Magazine

“I love this singer! It sounds like it’s very easy for her to sing. There’s also a fat guitar tone that sounds like a plump nesting bird!” – Kerrang!

“Sounds wicked! I really have a thing for JOANovARC!” – Annie Nightingale (BBC Radio 1) “These girls can shred!” – Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)

‘JOANovARC’ – Track listing 1. Burning (4.25)


2. Waiting For (4.12)

  1. Down By The River (3.24)
  2. People Coming Up (2.24)

5. Take It Out (4.01)

When We Were Young (4.06) 7. Try It On (3.15)

8. Jane (3.30)
9. This Way (2.51) 10. Slipping Away (3.14) 11. Go Home (4.17)

Mixed & Mastered by
Wayne Proctor and Steve Wright of House Of Tone at Y Dream Studios, North Wales

Recorded, Engineered and Produced by JOANovARC and Andy Hodgson at Orange Tree Studios

1. Burning

All songs written by
Samantha Walker, Shelley Walker, Deborah Wildish and Laura Ozholl

Bass and vocals: Samantha Walker
Lead guitar and backing vocals: Shelley Walker Rhythm guitar and vocals: Laura Ozholl Drums: Deborah Wildish


Double Trouble Cider Rally, Weston-Super-Mare Saturday 18 May
The Victoria, Walsall Sunday 19 May
Club 85, Hitchin Thursday 23 May
Ace Cafe, London Sunday 26 May
Phoenix Live, Harlow – Album Launch Friday 31 May
Camden Rocks Festival, London Sunday 2 June
Old Goats Grumble Festival, Sandon Friday 14 June
Anvil Rockbar, Bournemouth Friday 21 June
The Iron Road, Pershore Saturday 22 June
Planet Rockstock Sunday 8 December

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