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 – 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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