Bristol-born, and now London based band Junodream are today announcing the release of their debut EP ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’; as well as sharing the first single and title track.
A 90s inflected indie rock cut, bursting with vibrant guitar-based instrumentation – the new single…” is a one-way conversation between a couple in a car,” explains the band’s Dougal Gray. “Trying to get a response – by saying increasingly weird things – from someone too distant to listen. It’s comical but also very sad.” Taking inspiration from artists such as Beck, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Pavement – the band have undergone many transformations over the years; recently “evolving into our superior form”, as the band succinctly put it. That superior form is Junodream.
Having already surpassed over 1 million streams on Spotify, with no management or label backing, the band have also built up a heady live reputation in London in the short time they’ve existed as Junodream. Headlining venues such as The Pickle Factory and Bermondsey Social Club along the way – they’ve busied themselves self-recording and releasing various tracks over the past 12 months – the latest of which, their debut EP ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’.
Listen to ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’ – BELOW:
Due for self-release on 12th April, the EP was self-recorded by the band in an old cottage in Andover, using mattresses and pillows for soundproofing.
The ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’ EP details feelings of being disjointed, and gradually falling apart as a result. “It’s not easy realising you’re in the middle of something rotten, especially when you don’t know what the problem is. Eventually, you find yourself drifting away from someone you care about and the behaviour that comes to the surface can be kind of messed up. Hopefully, these tracks capture some of that,” – the band said. With big plans for the next 18 months, Junodream are a band who are very much in an upward trajectory – and this is just the start.
Junodream are: Dougal Gray, Thomas Rea, Edward Vyvyan, Jake Gidley and Will Ryder
– The ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’ EP is released April 12th.
– New single ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’ is out now, released today February 27th.
March 28th, Notting Hill Arts Club, London
April 23rd, Concrete, London