Newcastle native, Trunky Juno has released a head-nod worthy, reclusive summer single, "Oxford English Dictionary." The track comes as Trunky's first material to follow his well-liked EP, Good Dog, which came last September, cementing his slack-rock approach and the wavy psychedelic form of pop that takes him there.
In describing the track, Juno remarked, “I still find it difficult to spell Mississippi, but I did manage to write a fun song. It's a hooky Alt-Pop that will confidently power walk you straight back to the Trunky Superstore for more Trunky." The grunge tinted songwriting accessibly of Weezer and Beck meet the playful, cosmic-mindedness of The Flaming Lips or Mac Demarco in this memorable soundtrack to a pleasant summer evening.
"Oxford English Dictionary," brings the same endearing level of goofiness masking some real sincerity but with maybe his most radio ready sound to date. The clever one liners and personality here remind of a psyched-up Fountains of Wayne. A punchy drum sequence sets the stage for twangy, loose guitar riff. A group of free floating elements are held together by the gravity of Trunky's songwriting identity. songwriting identity. Lines like "Mississippi is a pretty hard word to spell are foiled by the sweet, earnest "I could love you if you let me." Overall, it's a very sweet, personable depiction of allowing vulnerability amidst summer love.
This is, maybe, the greatest time to become a fan of Trunky Juno as he looks towards July 29th's Belladrum Tartan Hearts Festival in Iverness, and his set at Leeds on the 15th of October. Make sure to follow his build up to these big shows and more via the links below.
"Oxford English Dictionary" is available now via Silent Kid Records.