JUNK have released their new single “Black Widow” and it’s a suitably hard rockin’, hard riffin’ affair from these reliable Texans!
Built around an insistent nu metal-esque riff, “Black Widow” hits hard with its Alice In Chains harmonies, driving rhythms and high energy from all involved. With plenty of crunch and oodles of confidence, these guys are adept at fashioning mainstream-baiting, bar-room filling tracks and “Black Widow” is case in point.
There’s nothing experimental about JUNK, they just simply plug-in and allow their back-to-basics music do the talking and we’re hearing what they’re saying. A cracking tune! 7/10
Stream and Download “Black Widow” here: www.zombiesharkrecords.com
JUNK are guitarist and vocalist Billy Blair, who is a prolific cult actor (Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell, Machete, Machete Kills, Alita: Battle Angel, Jonah Hex, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and more), alongside singer/songwriter Benjamin K Bachman on vocals, Phil Sahs on bass guitar, David Dunlevy on guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals,and Noah “Shark” Robertson (Jeffrey Nothing, ex-The Browning, ex-Motograter) on drums.
The band takes influence from a wide range of artists such as Billy Idol, Soundgarden, Danzig, INXS, Doobie Brothers, and Alice In Chains and has shared the stage with bands such as Skid Row, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Powerman 5000, Jeffrey Nothing and Steel Panther.
The band’s previous singles, “Pop Rock Genocide” and “The Sasquatch”, were recorded and produced at Soundhaven Studios in Rockwall, TX by Jason Schauer and mixed by Travis Wyrick (P.O.D.,10 Years, Shinedown) with both featuring on the soundtrack for horror/comedy movie, CHEROKEE CREEK.
JUNK recently recorded two songs, “Like Lightning” and “Built to Last”, produced by Grammy Award winner Tre Nagella at Luminous Sound Studios in Dallas, TX. Both tracks are featured on the soundtrack to the film Blood Sombrero, again starring Billy Blair.