Another act we get the pleasure of featuring for you are Dreaming of Jupiter. What better way to spend your week than discovering new bands? We have it so good…
We are from Dublin.
How did you meet?
We all met in a music shop.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We been playing together as Dreaming of Jupiter for almost two years now, although we have all played with different bands over the years.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
We’ve had so many late nights over the years, and nothing winds us down better than a space documentary late at night after a gig. This can sometimes lead to planetary dreams. Plus Jupiter is such a beautiful planet… and let’s not get started about Europa Report.
What are your influences?
Our influences come from alt-pop, soul and ambient/cinematic music. We are big fans of groove-based music, but also very interested in textures, tones and creating interesting sonic pallettes. We listen to anything from Little Dragon, John Bellion and Kate Bush to darker textured stuff like FKA Twigs, and Massive Attack, to Nao, The Internet, to Bonobo, Submotion Orchestra, Tycho and loads more.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Our music blends the above-mentioned genres in fresh way. We love to blend the modern textures available to the musicians of our generation with more organic sounds, cross genre boundaries and create a fresh vibe that we feel allows us to express each of our musical backgrounds and experience equally. Our music is emotional, layered and deeply related to each of our personalities.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Our songs deal with themes as diverse as inspiration, loneliness, empathy, sex, love, loss, and lots of emotions people go through during everyday life.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Our live shows are energetic, emotional and honest. We never hold back and we give everything to our audience. We love to feel the emotion of each song and take our audience on this journey with us, from start to finish. We connect with them in a way we don’t connect with anybody else.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Zoë has had love letters, flowers and all sorts of stuff thrown up on stage! Dave has had his amp robbed… and almost all his jackets. This is sad but true. And Sam once played a gig many years ago with twigs as drumsticks, as he forgot his sticks.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
We use a Natal kit, Roland SPDSX, Fender Stratocasters, Nord Electro 5D, Novation Midi-controller, and some smaller midi controllers like the Arturia Beatstep one.
What are your plans for what’s left of 2017 and into 2018?
Haha! Go Christmas shopping! We need to do this before the year is out! We will be releasing our debut EP in 2018. Playing some top-secret shows which are yet to be announced, a couple of which will be in the UK, and continue writing and growing into the band we want to be.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!