How Healthy Junkies formed: Parisian Lead singer Nina Courson met British guitarist Phil Honey-Jones in 2009 in the venue Punk in Soho, both of them were in separate bands at the time. Before long sparks were flying and songs began flowing, the shared influences of the likes of Iggy Pop, Nirvana, Blondie, Killing Joke and Sonic Youth playing a big part in the direction of the music. Inspiration has come from far and wide and lyrically the lines between autobiographical and fiction are blurred and merged. I suppose if there was a specific aim it would be to capture and bottle the essence of certain music from the past and release it kicking and screaming into the now. Phil and Nina were soon joined by Steve Nightmare on drums and Tjay Tarantino on Bass guitar. They played their first gig together at an all day punk festival in Brighton in September 2010. Since then the band have played many gigs all over the U.K. including headlining the new band stage at Rebellion punk festival in August 2012 and playing the Arena stage there in 2013, and also playing the Nice and Sleazy festival, Morecambe in 2012 and 1013. 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.
They released their debut album entitled Sick Note in 2011. The follow up ‘The Lost Refuge’ is now available on STP Records. The line-up for the band has now changed. Dave Renegade now plays bass and on drums is Danny Fury (Lords of the new church/Sham 69). (Reverbnation)