Founder members Nina Courson and Phil Honey-Jones played their first gig together in late 2010 supporting Goldblade at a disastrous punk festival in Brighton where the promoter ran off with the money. Undeterred they continued to play shows nationally and in Europe including the mighty Rebellion festival, Blackpool, The Camden Rocks festival, The Whitby goth festival and supports to bands such as The Uk Subs, The Professionals, GBH, The Rezillos and Theatre of hate. They gathered momentum, building an audience and crafting their sound all the while. With 3 studio albums (2 of them on Manchester based STP Records) and 2 EPs under their belt Healthy Junkies have just finished mixing a fourth album with crazy D day Dave on bass and Tony Alda on drums. This is set for release later this year. Also In 2018 tours to Ireland and Germany have already been agreed, plus a trip to Los Angeles and Seattle U.S.A. and so the story continues.‘On stage lead singer Nina Courson interacts with the other band members and entices her audience in the theatre that has become the trademark of their live shows.
It’s all in the songs really, make what you will of them, they are diary pieces that are personal to us and reflect what is happening in the world around us. Healthy Junkies are here to entertain, we play what we feel like playing and don’t feel the need to compromise or fit in. The world right now is in a state of chaos and getting worse on so many levels so we need live music more than ever to either take us away from this or help us face it. Either way this is where we find ourselves and so stay Healthy if you can and if you’re going to get addicted to something, make it music that means something, not prozac/mind numbing pharmaceutical corporate rip off pills intended to kill individuality off and turn us into lobotomized robot slaves.’
For fans of: Nirvana, Hole, Sonic Youth, The Stooges, Patti Smith, The Buzzcocks, Ty Segall, Bass drum of death.