Junior formed in 2013, self-recording & releasing their first EP, followed by the release of 'Juniorland' - which has gained a following within the wrestling world thanks to bassist Mark Andrews using opening track "A House That's Not Quite Home" as his ring entrance music while with the TNA wrestling company.
Fully leaning into the wrestling angle, the band followed up 'Juniorland' with a split EP and a music video for the track 'Fall to Pieces' - which Andrews now uses as his ring entrance while with WWE - featuring a cameo from Matt Hardy and The Blackout vocalist Sean Smith getting put through a table. As you do.
Junior are a 3 piece band comprising of a WWE wrestler on bass/vocals, a guitarist/vocalist who also writes entrance themes for pro wrestlers, and a drummer who runs a mental health non-profit.
The band have toured the UK numerous times over the last few years, gaining notoriety amongst fans and venue security for their trademark mid-set limbo competition. The band played Download Festival in 2017, and rounded out last year with a tour in Canada before settling into the studio to work on a full length release for the first half of 2018.
In May 2019, Junior premiered the first single ‘Playing The Part’ off their debut album ‘Beautiful Life; , which will release on the 2nd August.
The most important thing you should know is that Junior are a fun band. The kind of thing that'll remind you of being 13, borrowing your mate's walkman and hearing Blink-182 for the first time. Or that feeling of eating too many sweets at a sleepover and laughing til it hurts. Picture that, mixed in with a dose of Biffy Clyro inspired riffs and heartfelt lyrics about finding out who you really are, and you're pretty much there.