Label: Young Poet Records
Released: 2nd July 2021
Self-described “lo-fi pop noodler” Trunky Juno has returned with his second EP offering ‘Good Dog’, which continues to expand the North East artist’s gleeful discography with 4 more playful tunes bathing irresistibly catchy pop hooks in a pool of distorted indie production.
Lead single ‘Daddy’s Gone For Cigarettes’ immediately reestablishes the quirky tone that Trunky is synonymous with; warped, rumbling and screeching guitars deliver strong melodies alongside the easily distinguishable vocals, both of which feed into the generally skittish atmosphere. Thematically discussing a desire to escape reality, the track itself is very much capable of facilitating just that for 3 minutes of fast-paced vibrance.
Energy levels fluctuate across the rest of the EP, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing – even in more reflective and sentimental tones, peculiar anecdotes are twisted and moulded into enthralling journeys exploring some intangible topics of discussions that uproot bittersweet nostalgia with a sonically modern touch.
Eclectic and all-embracing indie-pop serves as an effective medium for Trunky Juno to spin his conspicuously tongue-in-cheek tales of games shows and pizza toppings and continuing to wrap these funky gifts in artwork featuring expressive puppies is the cherry on top of this sprightly cake.