2017 saw Brisbane swamp-rockers Junior Danger unleash their Blues Brothers-esque thumper ‘Dirt And Grime’.
Now the lads are ready to unleash their self-titled debut album featuring 11 tracks of their signature stoner-rock swag.
Recorded at Brisbane’s Airlock Studios – engineered and produced by Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents) – the album is 'laden with dirty-ass riffs, grimy fuzz and basslines fatter than yo mamma'.
"We went into the studio to challenge ourselves to produce a full album of music we can be proud of rather than just a single or EP. Now we can't wait to do the next one," Junior Danger says in their press release.
Ahead of a trio of shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Junior Danger share 5 rock & roll 'chooglers' a phrase coined by Creedence Clearwater Revival with their 1969 song 'Keep on Chooglin''.
The meaning can be found in the song's lyric: "You got to ball and have a good time / And that's what I call chooglin'."
5. Bo DiddleyGet your hips swinging to the beats of the jungle. Elvis may be King but Diddley is daddy.
4. Neil YoungRagged Glory, end of story. He's got a lot of albums that aren't chooglin', but he's got a lot of albums that are.
3. Billy GibbonsThe Texas Boogie Man; have mercy. A serious guitar slinger with style to match.
2. JJ CaleIf you're ever in a situation where you're chooglin' down an estuary in a tropical climate you're going to need some JJ Cale.
1. John FogertyAll hail the emperor of the choogle. What he did in a short period of time with the Creedence Clearwater Revival changed the world of music, as we know it.
Junior Danger Tour DatesSat 3 Feb - New Globe Theatre (Brisbane)
Fri 16 Feb - Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar (Melbourne)
Sun 18 Feb - Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice (Sydney)