A busy week for us ……
The Junta is the alter ego of Salford’s own renaissance man John “Monty Montague” who must be the busiest man on the Greater Manchester music scene at the moment. He is back with a brand new album packed to the rafters with “techno tuneage” and with guest appearances from Loop-aznavour and Aidan Cross of Weimar. As with his previous releases the focus is on electronica and beats. Given a good portion of the album was conceived when he was stricken with Covid it’s a timely set of tunes. The album, Moonbase Alpha, is inspired by Monty’s love of all things Sci-Fi and specifically Gerry Anderson’s Space 1999 show , the album title being taken from the name of base from the show. There are also references to other sci-fi classic films like Starship Troopers.
As well as promoting Junta activity Monty is still a member of Positronik, is playing with Manchester super-group San Pedro Collective, and, New Order Covers Band – True Order. When does he find time to sleep?
CD and Digital versions are available of this release as well as access from all the usual streaming sites.
In addition we are pre-releasing Weimar’s debut album “Dancing On A Volcano”. This absolutely stunning album follows on from the highly regarded “Girls of LA” single which has had significant radio attention. The album is out at the end of the month but if you pre-order the album we are letting you have track two on the album “Soho Rain” in advance. This highly anticipated release will not disappoint. Look out for a detailed article on the album in the July edition of Eighth Day Magazine.
If that was not enough we are pleased to formally launch the 2 Lost Souls singles club. From June 24th and every week for the next year we will be releasing a brand new single from Paul and Ian. With hosts of guests stars including bass maestros Jon Rowlinson and Paul O’Sullivan this looks as those it’s going to be a tour de force for our label. We are counting down backwards for each release and single 52 through to 37 are already in the Kennel itching to be shared with the world. For a mere £20 you can join the Singles Club and guarantee a weekly delivery of a single. Don’t miss out on this exciting new project. The join the club please go to The 2 Lost Souls Singles Club
The first single is appropriately called Commodification.