Named for The Daily Record advice columnist Joan Burnie, Scotland's the Just Joans make winsome, folk-informed indie pop. Taking influence in part from Magnetic Fields and the Smiths, they navigated melancholy and playful tones beginning with their spare 2006 debut, Last Tango in Motherwell. With siblings David and Katie Pope alternating lead vocals, the band updated their sound on 2017's You Might Be Smiling Now, which featured lusher arrangements and crisper production. Originally formed by guitarists David Pope and Chris Elkin, the Just Joans recruited keyboardist Dougie Cameron, bassist Fraser Ford, drummer Rowan Smith, and David's sister Katie in an effort to expand their sound. Their intimate, homespun takes on teenage life won them a loyal following, and in 2006, they released their debut album, Last Tango in Motherwell, through ...
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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of the Just Joans 2020 The Private Memoirs and Confessions of the Just Joans
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