Emerging London multi-instrumentalist Le Junk today shares a choppy new disco-groover in the form of ‘Sticky Side’, his second release of 2021.
Hailed for his unique and addictive blend of alt-pop and glitzy electronica with a slinky, seductive air of disco-rock; Le Junk, tipped by the likes of John Kennedy on Radio X, as well as key press outlets including Wonderland, Earmilk and Electronic Sound teaks his cues from the heavy bass and beat driven styles of artists like Peaches, Death From Above 1979 and LCD Soundsystem.
Evolving from a passion for playing around with a bass and drum machine before progressing to styling and shaping alt-pop tracks in his bedroom studio; Le Junk surfaced amidst the mayhem of 2020, releasing a recent musical collaboration with Primitive Ignorant and a string of Le Junk singles, including the acclaimed debut ‘Rich Romance’.
Latest offering, ‘Sticky Side’ continues Le Junk’s lyrical exploration of toxicity in both our relationships with others, and ourselves. Where previous single ‘Bad Stuff’ played out how easily a desire for escapism can lead to self-destructive, addictive behaviours, ‘Sticky Side’ is, as Le Junk himself explains: “about wanting to keep a healthy distance from someone who you know is toxic but can easily fall in love with.”
The sonic switch-ups in ‘Sticky Side’s gritty guitar riffs combined with candy-pop chorus melodies, and interspersed with lo-fi disco grooves continue the narrative created by Le Junk, embarking on a journey which feels parallel with the character’s conscience.
Having cut his teeth performing live with various London musicians including Meggie Brown, Frances Lion and his own projects Eighteen Nightmares at The Lux and Big & The Fat, he is set to play a string of live shows with a full band later this year, alongside several upcoming releases.