Norwegian psych/rock trio Junk Machine is set to release their debut album ‘Inner Child Labour’ through Apollon Records on June 9 2017.
With their manifesto to reignite the forgotten flames of rock ‘n’ roll with modern sparks of technology and DIY passion, Junk Machine are on a mission. Revolutionary and retro at the same time, ‘Inner Child Labour’ re-programs the sounds of an entire generation – from the glam rock leanings of ‘Dionysus’, or the bluesy psych of ‘Starchild’ to the Lennon-esque spiritual rock of ‘Bondage Blues’. Spiky punk, smooth gospel rock and traditional rock ‘n’ roll all get the Junk Machine treatment, and the result is a brighter, fun, no-nonsense re-telling of an old story.
Formed in 2011, Junk Machine is fronted by Daniel Thornhill, a classical composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who has complete and utter disregard for anything boring and predictable. Thornhill teamed up with self-made production and engineering wizard, Jonas Skarmark and hyper-active drummer Kristoffer van der Pas (of Bergen’s Kakkmaddafakka). This extraordinary three-piece are not limited by their number, or the instruments they play; the ‘Junk Machine’, a slew of old analogue equipment and new digital computers manned by Skarmark, processes their sound directly from the stage whilst triggering pre-made loops, choir parts, grooves and bass lines. Junk Machine can be both a lone voice or legion.
“IS IT ANY GOOD? – Junk Machine have delivered an impressive album, for all that it’s largely made up of cliches, trickery, theft and in jokes. “Inner Child Labour” is a labour of love and a stunning rock, pop, punk, electro-classical epic as well. It’s also fun and you can dance to it and you can’t say that about Bjork or Leonard Cohen, eh?” – Unpeeled.com
“…blissfully happy slice of sunny scuzz rock…” Ja Ja Ja Music
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