Big Joanie’s “Way Out” video is a tribute to their south London roots

Take a trip to Brixton via the British punk trio’s new video.

August 12, 2019

London-based band Big Joanie pay tribute to the south of the city in their loving and warm "Way Out" video. The song, a gauzy and atmospheric highlight of 2018 album Sistahs, is matched by Super 8 footage filmed around the markets, skate park, and local food joints in Brixton, London. This is then cut alongside live footage of the band, who recently opened for Bikini Kill when the iconic riot grrrl group brought their reunion tour to the U.K. Brixton is where Big Joanie formed and wrote Sistahs and their love of the area shows in each moment of the video.


The band are joined on their travels by skateboarder Nosa, a member of the all people of colour, all women and non-binary skate collective Sibling. Nosa meets the band in Brixton Bowls and weaves a path with them from one location to the next.

In a statement released alongside the video, Big Joanie poin out the inclusion of "the since lost Olive Morris House, dedicated to the black British community activist, the shopping arcade, their favourite post-practice creperie, Katakata" in the video. They also highlight the ever-changing landscape of Brixton as "new builds litter the landscape, denoting the continued efforts to morph and gentrify the area."


Big Joanie tour the U.K. and Ireland in November. Check out their schedule below.

Nov 2: LONDON, Mirrors Festival
Nov 13: CAMBRIDGE, Portland Arms
Nov 14: BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds
Nov 15: NEWCASTLE, Brave Exhibitions Festival
Nov 17: LEEDS, Headrow House
Nov 20: DUBLIN, Grand Social
Nov 21: LIVERPOOL, E.B.G.B's
Nov 22: YORK, The Fulford Arms
Nov 24: SHEFFIELD, Delicious Clam
Nov 25: MANCHESTER, Soup Kitchen
Nov 26: LEICESTER, The Cookie

Big Joanie’s “Way Out” video is a tribute to their south London roots