From the country-fuelled Time is Running Out that opens it through to the angry sweatshop energy of the title track, this debut album has a depth and diversity of Americana grooves influenced by sixties soul, southern twang, all in music that is beautiful, and nasty, and dirty, and funky.
Lyrics, liner notes, etc: www.turnstilejunkpile.co.uk
"4 stars. It gathers Byrdsian Americana banjos, pedal steel and harmonies, and reflects on life's crueller ironies, but it's done with humour, imagination and a grottily anthemic title track."
– Q Magazine, UK
"Turnstile Junkpile have created a piece of real deal Americana. Without any reservation this is a fine album."
– Fatea Magazine, UK
MOJO Playlist of essential tracks, Oct 2012. "This Isn't What I Signed Up For: Rolling riposte to maturity and sober good sense , with pedal stell and sweet guitar licks."
– MOJO magazine, UK
"Excellent. Warm expressive lead vocals, tremendous harmonies, excellent writing, gorgeous steel guitar. If you are a fan of alt-country I can't imagine you will be disappointed. Their future looks very bright."
– American Roots UK
“The musicality is remarkable, the high-quality lyrics are provoking and a fascinating glimpse into a deep soul, the harmonies are tight, and style just right. This one will be on repeat for a long time to come.”
– Independent Sky, USA
“Five stars. They master the influences of roots without falling into a retro sound. If we lived in a normal world this would be on the radio all day. Think of the Flying Burritos or the Byrds, but contemporary. A wink to Whiskeytown. There is plenty to dig here.”
– Los Hijos de Bastardos de Henry Chinaski, Spain
“Reminiscent of The Jayhawks, The Band and The Byrds. On all the tracks everything is just right, but also loose and uninhibited. The EP has an incredible amount to offer. A band to keep an eye on.”
– De Krenten Uit De Pop, The Netherlands
"They're from the deep south - of England! - but I'd swear these guys were another great alt country band from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our featured Song of the Week is How How How."
– Family Reunion Country, USA
"Diversity here is celebrated. Old country next to folk rock, soul next to southern states blues. A real joy.”
– Das Klienicum, Germany
"Quality classic Americana from the heart of London. Turnstile Junkpile sound as if they are the sons of Jackson Browne, brothers of Dawes, and cousins with the Punch Brothers"
– Syncopated Sound, UK
"A wonderful CD. Americana, yet with a European influence."
– Drifter Country, Netherlands
"A great blend of Americana and Southern rock. Stirring harmonies, twangy banjo, wicked good guitar riffs. Their debut album makes it clear this is a band on the rise."
– Popa's Tunes, USA
"An excellent debut from a band that deserve a far wider recognition."
– Electric Ghost, UK
“Banjo, organ and lovely harmonies intertwine with juicy guitars. There are no weak songs. A fine product from a band we are sure to hear more from.”
– Hør Nä Hør Nä, Norway
“Banjo, lap steel, folky bluegrass, excellent raw singing reminiscent of The Byrds. Unexpected American sounds from this London group.”
– Rootstime, Belgium
“Watch out when pristine performances and exquisite traditional instrumentation intertwine with banjo and graceful pedal steel to produce some rock, some dirt and some garage. The title track is a timeless delight. A very good debut from a band that promises many joys. Do not miss them.”
– Route Americana, Spain