Newcastle quartet Butterjunk mix 90s shoegaze and 80s lo-fi pop


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Since meeting at university, Newcastle quartet Butterjunk has made great strides through the North East and have now shared their third single ‘Wake Up’.

Making shoegaze indie pop whilst studying engineering, the four-piece – Ben Ayres, Callum Ward, Jack Turver, James Hedgley – got together after learning of each other’s distaste of the student music scene (drum and bass and tech music).

Butterjunk have taken time out of gigging to create their newest EP which has been partially funded from a grant for up and coming artists, due for release in May.

Newcastle quartet Butterjunk release new single Wake Up

Like ‘Wake Up’, we can expect to see a mix of love for modern indie, 90s Shoegaze and 80s dream/Lo-fi in the future, making for music that has a distinct and characteristic sound.

Wake Up’s inspiration comes from experiencing naivety of young people, who don’t care about current affairs, those around them and have little sense of the struggles that people experience on a day to day basis.

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