The Junkyard Liberty - Chains
With a politically loaded name which will resonate with many, they were born out of the partnership of songwriters David Fitzgerald (a founding member of The Telecopes) and Alban Hajduk; after two years evolving their sound in the studio, the live band came to be with the addition of Manon Blanchard – vocals, Louis Lalevee – drums, Mathis Duboijarry – bass and Lucie Lacou – violin. With a large live following in France, this album is hotly anticipated and certain not to disappoint.
With influence from the likes of Jefferson Airplane, The Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly.
Their debut LP Chains, will be released on Friday 11th November on very Limited Edition blood red vinyl and will be the fifth release from WWR, WWR 005
Comprised of ten tracks we open with ‘Lvin’ Time’, a slowly rising melodic number with harmonic vocals and a haunting violin composition; this is the perfect track to ease you into the mood for what’s to come. Followed by ‘Crazy Bones’ with its plucked guitar riff opening and soothing vocal accompaniment, this track waltzes along gracefully to the beat of it’s own drum. ‘Velvet Eyes’ picks up the pace with a bouncy drum beat driving the tempo and channelling more than a hint of The Brian
Jonestown Massacre. ‘Vacancy’ continues the up tempo theme with its graduated opening bars before ‘Let It Go’ calms things.
Title track ‘Chains’ places emphasis on the vocals of Manon and they are accompanied by a hypnotic,
soothing melody. ‘You Blew My Soul Away’ induces a dream like state, whilst ‘Hide Away’ has a vintage guitar riff as its core with an edgy vocal addition. ‘Hey!’ is complex in its make up and showcases the skills of this set of musicians before concluding track ‘Soul Fragrance’ mellows out the LP with its eerie and provocative stance, bringing the album to a natural close. Junkyard Liberty have announced their presence and made their mark in such a way that will ensure they do not go unnoticed.
For fans of: Neil Young, Daydream Machine, Brian Jonestown Massacre