There’s nothing better than zoning out to a great record every so often. And what better a soundtrack to gaze into the void with than Junk Drawer?
The release of their EP, ‘The Dust Has Come To Stay’ sees the multi-instrumentalists take a new turn from their usual composition process, delving into 60s psych pop with shades of shoegaze and fuzzy indie guitar hooks.
‘Railroad King’ takes on the polished garage guitar sound of Television along with the likes of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, whilst ‘Tears In Costa’ provides an easy-going melody that grooves to the colourful burst of quirky humming riffs.
But Junk Drawer really shine with their single, ‘Suspended Avril’, recorded with Chris Ryan (Just Mustard, NewDad, Robocobra Quartet). This is where the band shifts into spiralling synth sounds, mixed with intergalactic static shimmers. There’s even field recordings that immerse you into a whole new setting.
Stevie from the band explains, “The idea was to conjure up something otherly as a ‘sound world’ that would allow the listener to drift away. To let a new idea branch out before snapping back into focus with a widescreen, Phil Spector-esque ending.”
Following up is ‘Middle Places’, which settles into a slow buzzing dream finale that eases back into a sweet sliding indie breeze.
‘The Dust Has Come To Stay’ (out digital & vinyl via Art For Blind Records) lets Junk Drawer blend the alluring & unexpected with the brilliantly bizarre.