A Q&A with Trunky Juno
Lo-fi pop noodles from Durham…
How did you get the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
It just seemed to work with the melody I had in mind. Often times with lyrics they’re very stream of consciousness and I’ll try and tidy them up afterwards and fill in the story gaps.
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
It was actually a pretty straightforward process, but if I had to name something it’d probably be deciding on which track to go with next and work on to be a single out of all the demos. You never really know what people are going to like, and it’s so subjective.
Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
I worked on the track for a little while at home, and then spent a couple of days in London with Eduardo De La Paz who helped to turn it into something a lot more friendly on the ear. We tracked vocals together, some guitars and a few extras, and he did the mix. I really like finishing a track with someone else because it’s way too easy to get lost in there and not make any progress.
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
I want them to think it was catchy, but a little bit strange.
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
It really varies. Sometimes I’ll write something on acoustic guitar, but other times I’ll dive straight into the computer with a drum loop and start building something. Other times I have a really nice lyric idea that i want to use and I’ll build a song around that.
What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
I’ve always liked The Flaming Lips, they’ve got a very eclectic catalogue of music, and they’re always exploring moving what they do into other art forms.
“Taste for everything”
If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
Why not my latest single ‘Better Better’? You get a little bit of a taste for everything in that one. There’s some interesting lyrics, and a nice big chorus.
What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
I want to make enough money to buy a gold house and a rocket car.
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
So long and thanks for all the fish.
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