Joan as Policewoman - Joan As Policewoman

Her voice is her most formidable instrument

Album Review by Suzanne Mitchell | 16 Apr 2006
Album title: Joan As Policewoman
Artist: Joan as Policewoman
Label: Revel

After serving as an integral member of both the Mercury Music prize winners Antony and The Johnsons and Rufus Wainwright's band, New York based Joan As Police Woman (AKA Joan Wassar) has moved on from the cabaret antics of the aforementioned to deliver her solo, straightforward rock record. This six track mini-album marks her anticipated attempt to step into the limelight on her own merit. A capable musician and renowned for her innovative use of violin, her voice is her most formidable instrument. Sounding like Norah Jones after intensive vocal instruction from PJ Harvey, Joan relinquishes her blend of gritty, yet soulful and bluesy, indie rock. Emotional lyrics accompanied by equally impassioned musical arrangements are a good sign of things to come from her forthcoming full-length effort. [Suzanne Mitchell]

Joan as Police Woman' is out now.