Incorporating the imprint of Krautrock, post-punk, and psychedelia, Belfast’s Junk Drawer’s intuitively loose and idiosyncratic brand of indie rock mines anthems from their crate-digging tendencies. Featuring four multi-instrumentalists & vocalists fluid in their roles, they’re driven by the inevitable harmony and discordance that comes from the sibling creative rivalry at the helm, and remain one of the most dynamic bands you’re likely to catch live.
Junk Drawer have been played by the likes of KEXP, BBC Radio 1 & BBC 6Music, and featured in Stereogum, Paste, Bandcamp, The Quietus, Clash, So Young, and The Line Of Best Fit, amongst others. Following an early pair of self-released EPs, the band spearheaded the grassroots Irish music community with their part in regular sell-out independent vinyl compilation A Litany of Failures.
Their latest EP ‘The Dust Has Come To Stay’ came out on March 11th, 2022 on 12” recycled black vinyl via Art For Blind. Singles ‘Tears In Costa’, ‘Railroad King’ & ‘Suspended Anvil’ were acclaimed by the likes of KEXP, Brooklyn Vegan, Bandcamp, Stereogum, Nialler9 and more. They were featured in Paste Magazine & The Quietus’ Tracks of the Month, and added to playlists from the likes of Sub Pop & Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Rock & Fresh Finds Indie. They have shared stages with acts like Built To Spill, Suuns, Temples, Mclusky & Jeffrey Lewis, have toured across the UK & France on the back of their recent EP.
“Mixing the influence of Pavement with kraut and post-punk à-la Fat White Family, Junk Drawer show how to move on in style from neo-psych, despite not renouncing, subtly permeating the 7-minute jam with ethereal and lysergic vibes”
“A rambling rocker travelling down winding roads of guitar”
“Their warm, fuzzy indie-rock edge makes for a familiarity that does not sound stale. Junk Drawer is an apt name for their hodgepodge of influences, but is not an indicator of their quality in the slightest.”
“Tears In Costa is a charming instrumental, winsome jangles of guitar and looping riffs, taken to the next level by Stevie Lennox’s delightfully emotive vocal. It’s hard not to get swept up.”