JUNKSTAR’S debut single MAGAZINE was released to a native London buzz in 2010 and the band toured the U.S.A. and Europe at break-neck pace on the back of it. The band notched up some great support shows with bands including Supergrass, White Rose Movement, Kate Nash, The Killers, Athlete, The Drums, Fight Like Apes and King Adora.
Crowd favourite BLUEBOTTLES then got a white label release and was backed by the BBC & KERRANG! (amongst others!) – it also featured bizarrely on the BBC’s Newsnight! Played by KISSY SELLOUT & PETE TONG, the release saw the band at the forefront of the electro fidget genre in the UK.
The band return on 8th AUGUST 2011 with killer new single KICKING K!
Lead track KICKING K is a throbbing hook-fest of a song, and is backed up by the more brooding pop of GIRLS LIKE HIM. The third track on the single was written for BBC 2 Comedy IDEAL (series 7) – and sees the band mashing up an oddly satisfying mix of MIA & The Fall. With a triangle solo. (Yes you DID read that right).
Singer JC will be appearing in 2011 on BBC RADIO 5 LIVE as a guest music reviewer talking about the new single and watch out for the band promoting it on various radio stations around the UK and Europe over the coming few months!
The single was produced by Jess Corcoran (Popinjays, Senseless Things, Mega City 4) and mastered at WIRED mastering studios.
The single will be released & distributed through Genepool/Universal (WORLDWIDE) & Aorta records (USA) – the physical 3 track CD will be available in retail outlets, and it will also be distributed digitally, worldwide, through iTUNES, Zune, Napster, and all the usual suspects.