The Just Joans
Share video for “No Longer Young Enough”
Following their staggeringly great debut on the mainstage at the Indietracks Festival in Derbyshire last month, The Just Joans share the warm and touching video for their new single “No Longer Young Enough“. Overblown premiered the video saying that it’s; “a winsome and gentle hook filled slice of delicate indie pop with some lovely ‘woos’ in the background and the gentle Glaswegian accent of singer Katie Pope. It’s a gem.”
“No Longer Young Enough” is a girl group-esque ode to that realisation when facing a Saturday night of clubbing that you’d much rather stay in, read a good book and feel fresh in the morning. The track was originally premiered via Clash, who wrote; “Finding poetry in the often humdrum problems of others, the band’s attempts to document daily life resulted in some rather fine songwriting.”
Named after a long-standing agony aunt from a popular Scottish newspaper, The Just Joans formed in Glasgow in 2007. Over the last ten years they have released a series of EPs on WeePOP! and have built something of a cult following among navel-gazing indie types. Their songs detail the highs and lows (mainly lows) of modern life, with a particular focus on failing relationships and missed opportunities. Musical touchstones for the band include The Magnetic Fields, The Shangri-Las, Smokey Robinson, The Kinks and Orange Juice.
A new album will follow later in the year.
“The Just Joans are clever, witty and funny.” Penny Black Music
“The music I like is Leonard Cohen so I wasn’t sure what I’d make of their music. But I was happily surprised they weren’t so gloomy as some of my correspondents and listening to them would cheer many of those who write to me.” Just Joan, The Daily Record
“a lovable blend of sleepy acoustic guitars, Brian Wilson-esque harmonies, and west coast sarcasm wins.” The List
“it could be what Aidan Moffat might have done to Belle & Sebastian, given half a yard, from the flat Glasgwegian delivery and thick accent to the occasional need for a lyrical double-take. What did they just say?” Song By Toad