Tape Junk appeared in 2012 in the Pataca family: a direct and natural derivation of Julie & The Carjackers - a band formed in 2009 by João Correia and Bruno Pernadas and whose first album "Parasol" would be edited by Pataca Discos. These temporarily suspended their activity, while João Correia founded the Tape Junk and Bruno Pernadas dedicated himself to his solo debut work "How Can We Be Joyful in a World Full of Knowledge", published in Pataca Discos in 2014. In 2013, the Tape Junk released "The Good & The Mean" (Optimus Discos). The debut album was very well received by critics and the public. In the words of Emanuel Carneiro, "The Good & The Mean" reflects "the existence of talent and mastery of the basic vocabulary of folk and rock" (Jornal de Notícias, 07/13/2013). Tape Junk are a rock band with vocabulary assimilated from bands like Pavement, Giant Sand, Stooges, Rolling Stones or Velvet Underground. Through a simple and simultaneously intense language, João Correia writes about everyday situations with which we can easily identify: common stories, unusual situations, caricature episodes or simple novels. The Tape Junk are a stage band. Since the release of the first record, the group has performed from the north to the south of the country, with the opening of the Paredes de Coura festival, Vodafone Mexefest and TMN to Vivo (1st part of Young Gods), Nós em Palco and Circuito Outonalidades. In a more intimate record, João Correia shared the stage several times with Francisca Cortesão (Minta & The Brook Trout), with whom he plays in They're Heading West, and interpreted themes of the musical projects of both.