For the style of music, you would expect this band to hail from the USA or perhaps Canada, but Turnstile Junkpile are a British band living in London. Whilst they are under the genre of ‘Americana’ they bring a European feel to the sound.
The guitar-led, retro and country-influenced sound recalls artists such as The Jayhawks and Neil Young and features appealing harmonies, pedal steel, banjo, and some serious grooves. The music creates a mood that belong in genuine Americana with banjos and guitars and a swinging rhythm topped with a British accent on vocals that draw parallels to The Kinks and Nick Lowes.
The line-up is Mat Clark (vocals & guitars), Ben Sumner (pedal steel, banjo, lap steel, vocals), Lawrence McNamara (bass & vocals) and newest member Dave Shaw (drums). Not yet signed up to a record label, their début album “Everything Is Cheaper Than It Looks” was self-released on the band’s own Requisite Nasty label in 2012.