Hailing from Leicester, Mountaintop Junkshop could easily be mistaken for alt/country hipsters from some lost California scene. The band make country-tinged minimal torch songs embellished with lap steel and looped drums leaving space to hear pins drop and hearts breaking.
Since forming they have shared stages with Jolie Holland, Houndtooth, Herman Dune, Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance, Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles, Hurray for the riff raff, Ethan Johns and many more.
They are just about to release their third numbered limited EP entitled Sweetheart Grips. File in your record collection somewhere between Low, Mazzy Star, Songs Ohia and next to a yellow red wine-stained old copy of Frank Stanford poems. Every now and then a genre needs a kick before it becomes stale and boring. Mountaintop Junkshop are that band – let’s hope they stick the boot in.