Who? The Junto Club
What? Outsider post-post-post punk pushing similar buttons to fellow Glaswegians Golden Teacher.
From where? Glasgow’s darker corners.
What’s the story? The Junto Club are four teenage buddies who’ve grown into band mates, united by their love of drum machines, primitive synths and taut bass moves.
They’ve spent some time fine (de)tuning their music and recording at the city’s near-legendary Green Door studio before releasing a pair of EPs on the bastion of all quality sonic treats, Optimo Music.
After two great EPs (Club Junto and Warm Me Up) with Optimo, the group are now helping launch new label, Snap, Crackle and Pop, born out of the London club night of the same name, with their new Shiviana EP. The title track is a fine piece of dancefloor-not-dancefloor throbs while the remixes from Ivan Smagghe and Khidja throw in motoric grooves and acid freakouts to the mix.
For all London heads, the band will be launching the EP with a special Christmas gig at the Shacklewell Arms on 9 December. The EP lands on 5 December.
Sounds like? Andrew Weatherall and Suicide pouring Buckfast into their synths, while necking the best in italo and industrial body rhythms.
Must hear? Shiviana and the remix by Khidja.