1995 album. Jangle pop.
UK indie band The Popguns formed in 1986 and honed their strong song writing of everyday British life over three albums filled with energetic guitar power-pop and the rich, emotive vocals of lead singer Wendy Morgan. Comparisons were drawn to 10,000 Maniacs and Blondie.
‘Love Junky’ was originally released in 1995 and was their third studio album, marking a departure in style away from the more frantic “C86” style featured on their previous albums and sessions for John Peel. This sound certainly edged toward the commercial and even resulted in some UK national radio daytime airplay for the lead single ‘Star’ which featured as record of the week on BBC Radio 1’s lunchtime slot. The subject matter of the songs had developed too, with more imagined characters appearing alongside the very personal torch songs like “Someone To Dream Of” and “So Cold”.
The album is now being re-issued as an extended and remastered CD now featuring 9 extra bonus tracks from the singles that completed their 90’s output for 3rd stone records. The band reformed in 2013 and played a sell-out performance of the album in their home city of Brighton to coincide with and help celebrate the release of the limited edition coloured vinyl version of the LP released for Record Store Day 2019.