Some heart wrenching Americana here, from the rolling hills of California, where the…wait…what’s that? They’re NOT from California? Oh ok then, I’ll start again…some heart wrenching Americana here, from the rolling hills of…um…Leicester…
Seriously though, Mountaintop Junkshop, who, incidentally, support William The Conqueror (the band, obviously) at Leicester’s The Musician on 15th May, are back with the splendid ‘Yellow Roses Red Eyes‘, a hint of Marianne Faithfull‘s earliest version of ‘As Tears Go By‘ about it, and a gorgeously shot, sunny springtime video to fill you with a fuzzy warm glow.
“Out in the middle of the rolling sea / Withdrawing shadows from a cash machine,” come the dual pronged vocals of Amy Cooper and Jon Bennett, continuing “A hammer and sickle could set you free / Until we get a shot we’re in quarantine” in a song “about addiction, God, faith, surrender and hitting bottom.”
One thing’s for sure – Mountaintop Junkshop themselves won’t be hitting rock bottom for some time yet, on this evidence.