Junro’s new EP Throwing Stones announces their arrival on the alt-rock scene with a bang. Check it out!
Whether you’re a progressive metal head, a pop-punk enthusiast or anything in between, Junro tick all the hard-rock boxes. Throwing Stones is a powerful 6-track release and makes a serious statement about the band’s potential.
It’s this accessibility that make the EP particularly appealing, serving up a familiar but fresh sound that draws you in. Junro’s riotous riffs, rasping vocals and rising crescendos combine to create a signature sound reminiscent of Avenged Sevenfold or Arcane Roots.
The musical technicality is also impressive. Elements of math rock work perfectly alongside each of the six tracks’ alternative overtones. Stop-start guitars stand out against a back-drop of water-tight rhythm. It’s an addictive EP that keeps you on the line throughout, with a heavy-hitting and infectious theme.
Junro deliver a complex sound while remaining accessible in taste and catering to a variety of genres, embracing the elements of progressive rock, 90s alternative and metal. This idea is reflected in the band’s own view on the release.
Speaking about Throwing Stones, Junro frontman Dave Nelson said:
“Each of us in the band have different musical tastes and influences, and we’ve poured those inspirations into Throwing Stones, to create music that will appeal to all kinds of rock subcultures. We’re aiming for the central idea that broad, fun, catchy rock doesn’t have to be the same thing over and over. It can be infused with progressive elements and technical subtly without alienating anyone. It can sound like something new and something familiar at the same time. Throwing Stones offers a little something for everyone.”
With roots in Southern New England, Junro offer a unique take on a nostalgic sound, clearly derived from the wide-ranging musical experiences and backgrounds. Surely one of the most intriguing alt-rock outfits coming out of the US right now.
We’re looking forward to hearing what’s next from this exciting, emerging band.
Throwing Stones is available to stream and download here.