With the imprint of Krautrock, post-punk, and psychedelia, Belfast’s Junk Drawer play intuitively loose and idiosyncratic indie rock that 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.
Launched as part of Black Box Recorder on Friday, April 17th, Junk Drawer’s ‘Ready For The House’ is released via Art For Blind records, with lead single ‘Year of the Sofa’ (described as a ‘slo-mo guitar pop jewel’ by CLASH) winning Best Single at the NI Music Prize 2019, making them the first DIY band to take home a prize at the annual ceremony. Across eight tracks, the band filter their typically broad range of influences to deliver a brutally honest, yet sardonic exploration of some stone-cold classics: anxiety, depression, social conscience, chronic illness and identity.
£7 Ticket, £9 at the door, Ticket+ Ready For The House (Vinyl) LP £21 (collect LP on the night)
Support on the night comes from the Bonk and Big Daisy.
The Bonk is a musical project based around compositions by Waterford musician and songwriter, Philip Christie. Gathering influences from 60’s garage, jazz and experimental pop, recursive rhythms and improvised melodies are brought together in loose minimalist song forms.
The group’s first collection of recordings, The Bonk Seems To Be A Verb, was released as a limited edition cassette via Drogheda label thirtythree-45 in October 2017. In the time since, the band has been recording new material for a planned release in 2020. May Feign, the latest single from this new clump is available as a digital download from Bandcamp.
Big Daisy are a Belfast based noise pop band, born out of a mutual love for whiny lyrics and big noisy sounds. Sometimes ripping off Weezer’s Blue Album but mostly spewing regrets about life. Formed in Jan 2020.