By Vasco Dega
The new album from UK punks Healthy Junkies, Forever On The Road- out 25th Sept, is the soundtrack to their 2018 USA tour, a nostalgic culmination of their experiences travelling around the states which seems even more poignant now with the current state of live touring.
The video for Last Day In L.A. from the album captures the band tearing up L.A. in chaotic DIY fashion. The track’s fast-paced relentless surf style riffs express the craziness of being on a huge tour all glazed in a washed-out sheen. It’s a blistering psych-rock whirlwind that captures the strange magnetic pull of the city of angels.
The band have built up a cult following in the niche college and punk scenes across UK, Europe and US and have enjoyed airplay from KEXP to KROQ to BBC. The new album sees them further push the boundaries of genre using hip hop beats, piano and string arrangements, horror film style soundtracks and even reggae alongside goth, punk and grunge.