LE JUNK – Rich Romance
Out 12 June 2020 on Naked Superstar Recordings
Louder Than War are proud to present, for the first time anywhere, worldwide – the red hot and ice cool debut from East London multi-instrumentalist self-proclaimed ‘superhuman’ known only as LE JUNK. Plus bonus photo of him locked down in his pants.
New Artist. No back-story. Just a really great, simple effective video and an immediate, cool, unusual, funky track.
I refuse to use the word ‘banger’, no-one over 40 should use the word unless they are referring to a sausage or a shit old car. But it’s OK if I’m quoting a press release…
Dirty bass hooks and an infectious thumping groove set the pace for this electronic-pop banger.
The video was directed by legendary photographer Steve Gullick ‘of Nirvana fame’. And the song…
‘The idea of the track is about how the world is often setup to make way for the rich at the expense of the rest. It was loosely based on the transformation of Fish Island in Hackney Wick in East London after I witnessed our old music and art studio warehouse turn into a luxury apartment block. Hence the lyric “Lets burn this Wick, cause that’s what it’s for”.
I like the fact that LE JUNK acknowledges Peaches as an influence on the tune and his music. It reminds me too of the fabulous Merge Records artist Sneaks.
LE JUNK himself is a multi-instrumentalist, introducing everything from guitar, keys, bass, synth and drum machine into the mix…
And vitally bringing back that much maligned retro fashion look, the string vest with a well cut suit.
If there are more tracks as good as this one Le Junk is a name to look out for… I’ll be sure to let you know when his next banger drops or if there are more near-naked pics worth sharing.
Online Live Show
Balcony Festival #5 – May 23, raising funds for Save Our Venues
LE JUNK on Facebook
All words Ged Babey