Turnstile Junkpile are a four-piece Americana outfit from London influenced by alt-country, sixties soul, southern twang, and all in music that is beautiful, and nasty, and dirty, and funky. The members of the band are:
The country-blues in "How How How" with the banjo to get your feet tapping. "Zanzibar" with electric guitar, excellent drums and great harmonies is a hit. "In The Morning" returns to the acoustic sounds of folk and other Whiskeytown records. The final track " Everything is Cheaper Than It Looks" with high vocal tones and addictive cadence with an angry sweatshop energy makes you want more from this great band. Turnike Junkpile display mature musicality and high-quality lyrics that are provoking and offer a fascinating glimpse into a deep soul.
Their debut release, a seven track mini-album “Everything Is Cheaper Than It Looks” came out in June 2012 as a limited edition record (the band still think in vinyl) as well as CD and download that crosses Americana / alt-country/ rock / folk. The cover image is great, shining a light on a typical London shop from Soho’s back streets.
The band have played various of the alt-country and similar nights/venues in London - Clerkenville West, Come on Down & Meet the Folks, Bonanza, Countrier Than Thou, What's Cookin', Nashville Bablyon, The Glad in Borough, and other gigs of that ilk.
This seven track mini-album quickly attracted great reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. MOJO magazine in the UK added it to their playlist of essential new releases in October 2012. High praise has also been received from American Roots UK; Fatea Magazine UK; Independent Sky, USA; Route Americana, Spain; Hør Nä Hør Nä, Norway; Los Hijos de Bastardos de Henry Chinaski, Spain; Syncopated Sound, UK; De Krenten Uit De Pop, The Netherlands; Family Reunion Country, USA; Das Klienicum, Germany; Rootstime, Belgium; Electric Ghost, UK; Drifter Country, Netherlands; Popa’s Tunes, USA and more.