If you could imagine Steel Panther with a little less sleaze, then that’s exactly what you should expect from Junkyard Academy’s latest single Annabelle. The fourpiece Alt Rock band from California have injected the perfect amount of ridiculousness into their lyrics to stay on the right side of novelty and often that’s something that’s easier said than done.
Whilst Junkyard Academy’s style is palpably unapologetically geeky this hardly dampened their raucously electric aura. Their ability to create cataclysmically heavy guitar hooks were enough to leave you in admiration of their punchy high energy style. Whilst the lyricism may not be all too resonant for anyone that doesn’t still feel that sense of nostalgia when thinking back to your school days the lyrics were still catchy due to the lack of restraint in the Junkyard Academy vocalist’s verses. You can be sure that the chorus will become firmly rooted in your head for hours after you first check out Junkyard Academy’s prodigal offering of nerd-driven Rock Pop.
You can stream and download Junkyard Academy’s single along with their album ‘Class in Session’ by heading over to BandCamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast