TRACK OF THE DAY – FINDLAY – Junkfood

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Findlay returns with a new single and hard-hitting video in the shape of ‘Junkfood,’ with the promise of the long-awaited debut album in 2016. If there were any worries that big labels might be attempting to turn Natalie Findlay into some sort of vapid, homogenised pop princess, she was clearly having none of it and has decided to go her own way!  Her latest offering ‘Junkfood’ features distorted vocals, buzzing guitars and is thematically the sort of provocative pop that would have had many label execs reaching for the valium.

The song was prompted by Protein World’s controversial body shaming  “Are You Beach Body Ready?” advertising campaign which was accused of  making women feel physically inferior to the unrealistic and quite obviously photoshopped body image of the bronzed model featured in their posters. Thankfully being blessed with a body that was practically designed to wear Speedos it’s not something we’ve had to worry about, but it is an important issue. What better way to sell ‘product’ than to play on our insecurities?   The video is intercut with what looks like intensive factory farming as the band and bikini clad models get smeared with delicious  ‘Junkfood.’  Natalie explains “The main point of inspiration for the track is to mock the societal pressures we all face to look a certain way, consume a certain way and turn a blind eye the negative impacts our behaviour has on each other and the planet.”

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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