The Love Junkies could be the country’s best kept secret.
They are utterly flawless in their light and shade and what they possess here on these 11 tracks is nothing short of astonishing. Heads Down immediately builds the tension to breaking point with a furious percussion intro and spooky McDonald falsetto (“Heads down and the lights are low...”) before tearing into the rest of the song. Oxymoron is their Song 2, beginning with a casual guitar strum and a stoned vocal, before diving into a fuzzed-out chorus with blatantly simple lyrics, while the subsequent Broken Strings and Baby Come Home rumble amongst the best. Hurt You is their slow jam, dropping effortlessly into a vocally sweet, instrumentally rich track that shows they can swoon as hard they rock.
The Love Junkies could be the country's best kept secret. All it's going to take is that one radio tune to truly boost the band to the pedestal the extraordinary Maybelene should be putting them on. Fuck yes!
This week's new sets include tunes from Wavves (our Album Of The Week), Mercury Rev and Trivium, plus releases from locals Cold Chisel and Philadelphia Grand Jury.