a band still in their relative infancy, London-based Junodream are
showing no limit to their ambitions. Over the course of two EPs, the
hotly-tipped five-piece have displayed an impressive mastery of
styles, careering from post-rock and modern prog to dreamy shoegaze
and blissed-out psychedelia. The end result, for all its rampant
eclecticism, is a delightfully accessible blend of bracing songcraft
and dense atmospherics – the sort of band that should appeal as
much to fans of conventional indie-rock as to followers of more
outre, experimental sounds.
First emerging in 2017, the band – vocalist Ed Vyvyan, bassist Will Ryder, drummer Jake Gidley and guitarists Tom Rea and Dougal Gray – have been friends since they first met at secondary school, bonding over a shared love of Radiohead, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Slowdive. After going their separate ways to study at uni, the five friends eventually reconvened in a small Hampshire village and, free from big city distractions, began to develop their expansive, genre-bending sounds.
two acclaimed EPs under their belts,
Things That Could Happen
It Lovely (To Be Alone),
band have so
over four million streams on Spotify, plus
from BBC Introducing and Radio X. Firmly on an
upward trajectory, Junodream – judging
by their thrilling
to keep their
and critics guessing.
life’ – the band’s latest single release, this hypnotic slice
of alt-rock experimentation explores the crippling
anxiety and alienation that
can arise from living one’s life
FANS OF: Radiohead, Ride,
Mystery Jets, Everything Everything.