Albums by Junkstars

Albums by Junkstars

Since signing a recording deal with Stockholm-based indie label Despotz Records in 2012, Junkstars has released three albums. The first album, With a Twist of Lemon, was released on CD alone in More »

A brief history of Junkstars

A brief history of Junkstars

A punk band that has only existed for a few years obviously won’t have a very long history, and therefore, here’s a brief historical account of the most famous rock & roll More »

Junkstars and the Swedish New Wave

Junkstars and the Swedish New Wave

Good bands never emerge in isolation, and the same is true of Junkstars. Although they are a stellar example of the New Wave of glam and sleaze, there have been great bands More »

 

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Once upon a time in faraway Sweden, there lived a punk rock band like no other. Firstly, they were Swedish, because they are from Stockholm. Secondly, they fused the worlds of punk rock and rock & roll to create something unique and Nordic. This is an extract from an ancient scroll that was uncovered in the basement of a music store, written in a totally awesome ancient language, with a title that translates roughly as This Means War:

“We are Junkstars, and we are punk as fuck! We’re also rock & roll as fuck! We do punk rock & roll like no one else, because we’re Nordic as fuck, and iconic like IKEA. We’re from Stockholm, Sweden, and we don’t give a fuck, because we hit Rock Bottom. We’re basically Johnny Cash on speed.

“It all started for us The First Time I Heard the Clash. Bronxen brought his bass, Matte brought his drums, and Max brought his guitar, and as we made sweet musical love, he cried out in ecstasy, and we knew he needed to be our lead singer. Bronxen was all Bang Bang Baby Bang, and we put him on backing vocals. We talked about the Romance of Death, and headed to the studio to record our first album. Well, no, we’re lying. We wrote the songs first, but then we went to the studio to record our first album.

“The first week in the studio we were basically just getting wasted while fucking shit up. We were having a Good Time, so we didn’t want to stop. No one is quite sure exactly what happened during that week, but the hangovers were epic. But the Gods of Rock smiled on us, and after we sobered up sometime in week two, we had a complete album ready to mix and master. And that’s pretty much how shit went down.”

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