Dreaming of Jupiter’s sound incorporates a number of different influences from Electropop to Funk, RnB and Trip Hop in such a cohesive way it feels as though they have created a genre all of their own. It’s groovy, it’s atmospheric, it’s soulful and it’s different.
The band exploded into 2018 having been featured on RTE’s ‘Striking Out’ in January and performing as part of legendary Chic Drummer Ralph Rolle’s ‘Funk Patrol’ in one of Dublin’s finest music venues. Shortly after, the band released ‘Let Me Down, the first single from their debut EP that was released in October. The single was premiered in February by renowned music blogger Nialler9 who commented that ‘Let Me Down’ “is a promising introduction to their forthcoming EP, an atmospheric and soulful groove that features elements of RnB, Funk and Electro-Pop with a Hiatus Kaiyote-esque sound.”
The track has received very high praise amongst the music industry and fans alike, and received airplay by 2fm, 98FM and Dublin City FM to name just a few stations. Following its release, Dreaming of Jupiter were named ‘Ones to Watch’ by Dundalk FM, ‘Let Me Down’ was Roddie Cleere of KCLR FM’s track of the week, and John Barker of 98FM commented that it is one of his favourite songs of the year so far. The accompanying music video for this track, released on March 6th, was directed by acclaimed Manchester director Wes Rashid, after the band completed a mini UK tour in February, including a performance in London’s O2 Academy2 in Islington.
Following a performance at the world famous ‘Musikmesse’ in Frankfurt in April, the band released the second single from the EP, ‘Right Kind Of Love’. This Ambi-Groove Summer anthem was premiered by Clash Magazine who noted that “The rising trio have a soulful sound, one matched to effervescent pop and an ability to side-step trends. Carving out their own path, each new release represents a step forward, with Dreaming Of Jupiter continuing to excel”. Dreaming of Jupiter have performed at some of Ireland’s top festivals this Summer including ‘Body and Soul’, ‘Electric Picnic’, ‘Vantastival’ and a headline show in ‘The Secret Village’, to name a few.
As the Summer drew to a close, it was time for Dreaming Of Jupiter to release their debut EP ‘Fading’ consisting of four tracks. Themes of ‘Fading’ include loss, grief, memory, self-worth, sexuality and solace. The EP was launched on November 29th with a high energy live concert to a sold out Button Factory, a great music venue in Dublin. The band was also joined by ROE a popular electronic artist from Northern Ireland. This combined with colourful soundscapes, infectious grooves, spoken word and a mix of English and Spanish lyrics became a unique, electric and explosive finale to what has been a ground breaking year for Dreaming Of Jupiter.
Moving into 2019, the band have already prepared new material that will be released in the coming months. There will also be many more gigs across Europe and the UK. It’s already gearing up to be another spectacular year for the band…
NIALLER9 / IRISH TIME– “New Irish act of the week “
HOTPRESS : Dublin ambi-electro 3 piece Dreaming of Jupiter, have exploded in a way most bands can only dream of in such a short space of time – and it is very clear to see why.
GOLDEN PLEC: The Dublin trio create smooth funky grooves in the Chic/P-funk style, delivering chugging staccato guitar riffs and bouncy basslines while also exploring laid-back electro with hints of London Grammar, all tied together with a powerful soul vocal.