Like all good friends, Perth boys The Love Junkies met at high school. They started jamming together towards the end of 2009 but in the last six months, as lead singer Mitch tells me, everything has started falling into place.
Mitch struggles to describe his band’s music but to be honest, he’s probably justified in that. As he admits, it’s a bit all over the place. “It’s a little bit chaotic and then there are nice, soft and sweet moments,” he says. “I guess in sum, it’s definitely grunge.”
As I chat to Mitch, he’s trying (a little unsuccessfully) to check into a hotel on the first night of his band’s tour supporting British India. It’s not the first time Mitch and his band mates – Lewis on drums and Robbie on bass – have supported the guys they now call their mates. They also played at the Perth Big Day Out and Southbound, on top of supporting Birds of Tokyo and Jeff The Brotherhood on tour.
While Triple J and other community radio stations have been giving these guys a big push, The Love Junkies greatest achievement so far most certainly seems to be their inclusion in NME’s ‘Top 5 Australian bands to watch in 2013.’
“We’re all a but chuffed about that one,” Mitch admits. “It was very unexpected! I don’t even know how they knew about us but that was definitely pretty exciting!”
Mitch says the guys have heaps of influences from all over the place and that mashing those all together has given them the individual style they now have to flaunt. “Radiohead has always been a big influence but then I also love Refused who make a totally opposite kind of music.”
Mitch says the band’s live shows are always as chaotic as their music and full of energy. In 2013, they hope to play as many as possible.“We’re going to release our debut album in June and then hopefully do another tour,” he says. “We just really want to snag some good shows and promote the album as much as we can.”
Don’t think The Love Junkies will be one of those bands that live off their first album. The guys have big plans.“We’ve got heaps of stuff backed up so we really want to get as much of it out there as possible.”