Raising Jupiter – Standing in the Light EP


Around this time last year British rockers Raising Jupiter were catching ears and attention with the Chrome EP, a release which confirmed that previous debut album A Better Balance  of 2014 was no flash in the pan in offering highly flavoursome melody rich  rock ‘n’ roll. Now they have the Standing in the Light EP luring old and new appetites with two tracks which enjoyably grumble as they seduce the senses.

Cored by vocalist/guitarist Dave Aitken, the Cork outfit sees drummer Kieran O’Neill linking up with the songwriter for the again Beau Hill mixed and mastered new EP. It has resulted in another duo which seems to just click and breed rock ‘n’ roll that feeds natural instincts for fiery and melodically blazing sounds.

raising-jupiter-ep-artwork_RingMasterReviewLead track Drive On (I Wanna Know) opens up the release, a song inspired by and in homage to members of the 27 Club, artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, and Kurt Cobain who have all passed away in tragic circumstances aged 27. Straight away the track grips ears and imagination with a growling bassline which just ignites the passions. Its irritable but fiercely alluring texture is joined by firmly swung beats before Aitken adds his melodic vocals and flames of fuzz lined guitar. Swiftly a Queens Of The Stone Age feel blossoms but equally hard/classic rock hues emerge as the song grows, captivates, and only increases its impressive presence.

Easily the finest song from the band’s songbook to date, it is accompanied by Take The Fall, a more mild mannered proposal but no light weight on snarling riffs and forceful rhythms alongside searing melodies and infectious hooks. It too has a catchiness which needs little time to show its persuasion as Aitken fills the melodic rock canvas of the track with his potent sonic enterprise and vocal expression. O’Neill is equally a striking element with his rhythmic prowess, each providing nothing flashy but openly accomplished craft combining for a highly enjoyable slice of rock ‘n’ roll.

With a fuller version of Drive On (I Wanna Know) completing its line-up, the Standing in the Light EP is Raising Jupiter hitting a new plateau in their alternative/melodic rock invention and reminding all that they are a band deserving of close attention.

Standing in the Light is out now via iTunes and Amazon.

Upcoming Live Dates:

November 11th – Luna Lounge London

November 12th – Opening for Ellipsis (Venue TBC) UK

November 18th – The Live Room Bru Bar, Cork

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Pete RingMaster 04/11/2016

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Raising Jupiter – Chrome

RJ_RingMaster Review

Getting rather hooked on recently released single Give Me The News, a look at the EP it came from was only going to be the next step for us. Song and EP are the creations of Irish trio Raising Jupiter, a band beginning to cause a stir on both sides of the Atlantic, and understandably going by their current releases.

The Cork rock band consists of vocalist/guitarist Dave Aitken, drummer/backing vocalist John McGrath, and bassist Sean Scott Baird, a threesome coming together around 2013 and making a strong impression with their self-financed and released debut album A Better Balance the following year. It spawned a couple of singles in Riding on a Wave and Tight Rope which found potent support and airplay over in the US via Network365 among others, and in turn catching the attention of than legendary producer Beau Hill who offered to work with the band. The second of the two singles set 2015 off in fine style for Raising Jupiter, its success followed by the band taking its first live steps into the UK at Camden Underworld whilst Give Me The News capped a great twelve months for the band with its enticement as a single, its release reinforcing the impressive lure made by the Chrome EP out a couple of weeks or so before it.

cover_RingMaster Review     Mixed and mastered by Hill, the EP quickly fires up ears and appetite with its opener, the mightily infectious and persuasive Give Me The News. From its first breath, guitar and bass unite in a rich coaxing framed by the firm beats of McGrath. The initial guitar melody continues to entice as the expressive tones of Aitken lures the listener into a ridiculously captivating chorus. Within one hug of its rousing crescendo, it is impossible not to find yourself adding a new voice to its tempting whilst feet easily tap to punchy rhythms as hips sway to the sonic enterprise of Aitken’s guitar. There is a familiarity to the song, especially around that chorus, which defies pinning down but it is merely extra spice to the irresistible design and evolving adventure of the track. The song offers few big surprises but enjoyment is high so there are no complaints.

The same can be said of the other two songs making up Chrome, with similar pleasure found. The next song is a remixed version of These are the Things, a track from the band’s first album. The EP shows a definite step forward in songwriting between album and EP, the two new songs on offer outshining the sandwiched second offering on the EP in depth and sound but there is also no denying with sultry melodic enterprise and emotive vocals strength, not forgetting a prowess in bringing all of these engaging attributes into one shining tempting, that the song leaves only pleasure in its wake.

Closing things up is No, a track with a blues spicing to its reserved yet tenaciously sculpted stroll. It is a gait leading into eighties hued contagiousness, an infection biding its time but slowly strengthening its seducing from the opening chorus onwards; never erupting but becoming rosier as melodic imagination entwines vocals and verse. There is equally feistiness to the track which also never gets its head but it too adds only more creative enticement to the richness and fascination of the song.

As shown by their current single, Raising Jupiter also have the knack of ensuring their songs get more persuasive and riveting with subsequent listens, a quality Chrome definitely benefits from. With rumours of a new EP in the works, Raising Jupiter is a band well worth keeping a close ear on.

The Chrome EP, as latest single Give me the News, is out now through iTunes and Amazon.

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Pete RingMaster 03/11/2015

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Raising Jupiter – Give Me The News

Raising Jupiter_RingMaster Review

Taken from the band’s recently released EP Chrome, new single Give Me The News tells you all you need to know about the accomplished and inventively enticing heart of the Raising Jupiter sound. It is straight forward rock ‘n’ roll with an infectious lining of skilled hooks and fiery melodies that makes no demands yet provides, certainly in the case of their single and indeed EP, a lingering tempting which like an itch you just have to go back and indulge in with another scratch or two.

Raising Jupiter is a band from Cork in Ireland formed by vocalist/guitarist Dave Aitken, drummer John McGrath, and bassist Sean Scott Baird. 2014 saw their self-financed and released debut album A Better Balance, a well-received step in the emergence of the band, its success backing up a strong live reputation already courted by the trio. The singles Riding on a Wave in the August of 2014 and Tight Rope in the February of this year has brought fresh and new attention the way of Raising Jupiter, with their first live show in the UK at Camden Underworld another sign of things beginning to stir for the band. Now it is the turn of the Chrome EP and Give Me The News to keep things running towards broader spotlights.

The single straight away offers ears a spicy bassline, firm beats, and fuzzy riffs, all of which do not impose but easily ensure attention is enticed. A quick appetite for what is on offer arises too, the vocals of Aitken again not confrontational in any form but lined with tempting expression leading the listener, as the catchy sounds, into one addictively infectious chorus. With the bass a particular enjoyment to match the lure of that rousing crescendo, the track continues to weave captivation with melodic enterprise which at times maybe is a touch understated but always a potent lure. It is a highly enjoyable encounter and though big surprises are scarce and familiarity is open, it all adds to the charm and easy tempting of the song and the kind of irresistible coaxing any single should give for its parent release.

If you want strong and thoroughly satisfying rock ‘n’ roll, then Give Me The News and Raising Jupiter are well worth checking out.

The single Give Me The News and the Chrome EP are out now through iTunes and Amazon.

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Pete RingMaster 07/10/2015

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