Incorporating the imprint of Krautrock, post-punk, and psychedelia, Belfast's Junk Drawer's intuitively loose and idiosyncratic brand of indie rock mines anthems from their crate-digging tendencies. Featuring four multi-instrumentalists & vocalists fluid in their roles, they're driven by the inevitable harmony and discordance that comes from the sibling creative rivalry at the helm, and remain one of the most dynamic, exciting bands you’re likely to catch live.
They have won 3 Awards at the prestigious Northern Ireland Music Prize, for Best Live Act & Best Video in 2022, plus Best Single for 'Year of the Sofa' in 2019 (described as a 'slo-mo guitar pop jewel' by CLASH), making them the most awarded band in the history of the prize. Following an early pair of self-released EPs, the band spearheaded the grassroots Irish music community with their part in regular sell-out independent vinyl compilation A Litany of Failures.
Debut LP 'Ready For The House’ was released in April 2020 through Art For Blind Records. Selling out its first run, it placed on The Quietus’ Best of 2020 albums list, and saw Junk Drawer named by leading US-based outlet PASTE Magazine as one of the Irish Acts to Watch in 2020. Their latest EP ‘The Dust Has Come To Stay’ came out on March 11, 2022 via Art For Blind. Singles ‘Tears In Costa’, ‘Railroad King’ & 'Suspended Anvil' were acclaimed by the likes of KEXP, Brooklyn Vegan, Bandcamp, Stereogum, Nialler9 and more.
They were featured in Paste Magazine & The Quietus’ Tracks of the Month, and added to playlists from the likes of Sub Pop & Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Rock & Fresh Finds Indie. Junk Drawer have been played by the likes of KEXP, BBC Radio 1 & BBC 6Music, and have shared stages with acts like Built To Spill, Suuns, Temples, Mclusky & Jeffrey Lewis, have toured across the UK & France off the back of their recent EP. Junk Drawer are set to play SXSW 2023.