Watch Thurston Moore Interview Big Joanie’s Estella Adeyeri

Watch Moore and the feminist Afro-punk trio’s bassist have a chat in a London pub.
Watch Thurston Moore Interview Big Joanie’s Estella Adeyeri

Watch Moore and the feminist Afro-punk trio’s bassist have a chat in a London pub.

Words: Jesse Cline

October 08, 2020

Back in 2018, Thurston Moore was inspired to launch the record label Daydream Library Series—who just put out Moore’s latest solo record—after encountering the feminist Afro-punk trio Big Joanie upon moving to London. Sistahs was the label’s first official release, merging riot grrrl angst with a danceable swagger.

With the record nearing its second anniversary, Moore recently caught up with the band’s bassist and co-vocalist Estella Adeyeri in a London pub to learn more about the songwriter’s backstory. In addition to Thurston recounting a very American faux pas regarding tea, Adeyeri discusses Britney Spears’ trajectory toward becoming a leftist icon, growing up with emo bands like Funeral for a Friend and Taking Back Sunday, and her early band Junk in the clip below.