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Healthy Junkies


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How Healthy Junkies formed:
Parisian Lead singer Nina Courson met British guitarist Phil Honey-Jones in 2009 in the venue Punk in Soho, both of them were in separate bands at the time. They wrote their first song as a birthday present for a mutual friend . The song is entitled Glam Sister and is on the. From then on more songs came thick and fast, the shared influences of the likes of Iggy Pop, Nirvana, Blondie, Killing Joke and Sonic Youth have played a big part in the direction of the group, inspiration has come from far and wide and lyrically the lines between autobiographical and fiction are blurred and merged. I suppose if there was a specific aim it would be to capture and bottle the essence of certain music from the past and release it kicking and screaming into the now.
Phil and Nina were soon joined by Steve Nightmare on drums and Tjay Tarantino on Bass guitar. They played their first gig together at an all day punk festival in Brighton in September 2010. Since then the band have played many gigs all over the U.K. Including a support slot with Walter Lure(Johnny Thuners and the Heartbreakers) in November 20111 and headlining the new band stage at Rebellion punk festival in August 2012. On stage lead singer Nina Courson interacts with the other band members and entices her audience in the theater that has become the trademark of their live shows.

They self released their debut album entitled Sick Note last year.

The Big Cheese Magazine “Healthy Junkies have definitely made a name for themselves with this record”

Healthy Junkies are all set to release their second album entitled’ The Lost Refuge’ on STP Records. The album launch party will be at Rebellion Festival, Blackpool on Saturday 10th August 2013.


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