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Junior Bones Release Indie-Folk Single ‘Dust’

After emerging with their wonderfully fresh and heartfelt debut EP ‘Late Night Luxury’, Melbourne-based outfit Junior Bones are back to offer up their captivating new release ‘Dust’.

Capturing more of that sweet and alluring folk-inspired texture they have cultivated for themselves throughout 2022, ‘Dust’ sees them return with a beautifully warm and inviting swoon. Continuing the same strong and confident songwriting they are quickly earning a reputation for, they are establishing themselves as one of the brightest new names rising so far this year.

Speaking about the new offering, the band describes it as "an old grizzled cowboy on top of a meandering horse who wanders listlessly from the high plains to the ocean. Dipping his feet in the water he is rebirthed, transforming into a coral ecosystem, gently surging back and forth with the changing tides".

Drawing influence from psych-rock, indie-pop, post-punk, folk and new wave, Junior Bones create beautiful, melodic and emotive songs layered with dreamy atmospherics. With vibrant imagery and bold storytelling, songwriter Ryan Temby (vocals, guitar) draws listeners in exploring themes of reflection, experience, morality and existentialism.

The origins of the band kicked off when Temby, unemployed and burnt out from corporate life, had his own eat, pray, love epiphany whilst on a road trip along the American west coast - deciding to rescue his guitar out of storage and reconnect with his musical roots. Temby landed at the door of long-time friend Paul Inglis (guitars/keys) after getting back on home soil, their musical styles instantly complementary and locking back into when they played together in Melbourne alt-rock band Prettymess. Songs were written, demo’s were recorded, and once they caught the attention of Gavin Kerr (drums), Tom Bullock (bass) and John Baxter at Small Sanctuary Records, Junior Bones was born.

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