Recorded with Chris Ryan (Just Mustard, NewDad, Robocobra Quartet), the new single comes another thrilling encounter with the four multi-instrumentalists: brothers, Stevie Lennox and Jake Lennox, Brian Coney and Rory Dee. “Suspended Anvil” arrives with more ruminations on memory, personal weakness and wondering, in part coming as a product of the last couple of years where everyone has had a lot of time to spend with themselves, assessing and perhaps diagnosing their own personal issues. This one takes sonic cues from the sounds of Broadcast, Crumb and 60s psych-pop with the quartet compositionally taking a left-turn from their usual process.
“The idea was to conjure up something otherly as a ‘sound world’ that would allow the listener to drift away,” explains Stevie of the band. “To let a new idea branch out before snapping back into focus with a widescreen, Phil Spector-esque ending. There is a certain almost Irish tinge to the middle 8, where we made use of field recordings to really emphasise that and create a sound world.”
Following the self-released, Their Self-Loathing Debut and EPs, the band, which has opened for Built To Spill, Mclusky and Jeffrey Lewis, spearheaded the grassroots Irish music community with their part in regular sell-out independent vinyl compilation A Litany of Failures. Following a pair of EPs, their single “Year of the Sofa” took Best Single at the NI Music Prize 2019, making Junk Drawer the first DIY band to take home a prize at the ceremony. Debut LP Ready For The House was released in April 2020 through Art For Blind Records.