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RealSoundsOK Music Blog’s Interview with JUPITER IN VELVET

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Jupiter In Velvet Q&A

Band name:
Jupiter In Velvet.

Where are you from?
I am from America but moved to London in 2011. I absolutely love the UK! I am certain that I lived  here in past lives. I moved back to the USA in spring of 2013 to record ‘Shut Off Your Mind’. I plan to return to the UK in the next month or so and then tour in the UK & Europe in the spring of 2014. 

Who else is in your band?
I don’t have any permanent members in my band at this time. 

How would you describe yourself?
I am extremely passionate about life in general & music in particular. Unsettled with where I am, where I am going and what I have accomplished. I am very curious about why, a seeker of truth, an explorer of the underside of life and the depths of the soul. 
A perfectionist. A person of many contradictions, a freak of sorts, a chameleon, a square peg in a round world. A dreamer, a realist, an affectionado of beauty, color and excellence. I call my music ‘electro dance rock’. It stretches from alt-rock/punk to rock/pop to dance rock, blending & synthesizing influences from the 50s through today.

Who are your main influences musically?
I don’t know if I have any main influences, it really depends on my moods. But if I was held at gunpoint and queried as such, I would say The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Duran Duran, U2, early 80’s new wave & punk, Little Richard. I listen to a lot of current music as well, but I mix it up and don’t allow myself to get overly fixated on any one band or song. 

What do you hope to achieve in music?
I hope to make other people’s lives a little happier, bring just a bit more light to a dismal world, perhaps even inspire a few to dredge up the courage to follow their intuition and seek the deeper side of life. I also hope to achieve a degree of financial success where I can just focus on music and even have the means to lend help to others. And oh yea, have some fun!

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
One of my highlights was my recent rise to the top of the ReverbNation London & UK Rock Charts. Another highlight has been all the very positive reviews that I have gotten on my first two CDs.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I can’t say that there have been any moments that I’d like to forget. The bad times only make the good times that much better.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
That is a very hard question! If I HAD to pick just one, I’d probably say the song ‘Jupiter In Velvet’ from my debut CD. It has the energy, passion, punk attitude, seething lyrical content and driving guitar sound that probably represents my music best. If I could pick two more I would say ‘Love Is On My Side’ and, ‘Rock & Roll Girl’, two other songs off of my first CD. They represent the other sides of my music that I dive into – Rock & Roll Girl is more rock-pop, and Love is On My Side is what I call ‘electro dance rock’. 

Where can we listen to it? 
My Website: http://www.jupiterinvelvet.com
Bandcamp: http://www.jupiterinvelvet.bandcamp.com/album/shut-off-your-mind
iTunes: http://ow.ly/qTf37
Amazon: http://ow.ly/qTgI5
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jupiterinvelvet3
Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/jupiterinvelvet

Where can we find out more about your music?
My Website: http://www.jupiterinvelvet.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jupiterisvelvet
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jupiterinvelvet
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/jupiterinvelvet
Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/jupiterinvelvet
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/jupiterinvelvet
Tumblr: http://www.jupiterinvelvet.tumblr.com
iTunes: http://ow.ly/qTf37

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
I love to hear back from fans! About anything really, I like people and so enjoy meeting new ones all the time.

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GigBand Blog Reviews JUPITER IN VELVET’S ‘Shut Off Your Mind’ CD

One of the greatest things a music-lover experiences, is the discovery of a new artist so exciting, it makes the listener want to write about it.  Sometimes, such jewels are found “underground” rather than mainstream media, but then again, that’s just one of the reasons why the indie scene can be so fascinating; It is a stage designed for creative people, a platform to let their art be seen, and in this case, be heard.  Some artists have been around for a while bit nonetheless are beneath our radar. Jupiter In Velvet is one of these aforementioned discoveries with his latest CD entitled appropriately “Shut Off Your Mind.” First I love the bio write up: Jupiter In Velvet is a supernova of passion exploding into your soul, a game changer in a world that needs change. Since his sudden emergence on the London Rock scene in late 2012, Jupiter In Velvet has generated a whirlwind of interest and fascination among music critics, industry members and music fans alike. In less than 1 year Jupiter In Velvet has gone from relative obscurity to having his music played in 63 countries across 6 continents! His 10 song Debut CD ‘Screaming the Love Behind the Scars’ scored rave reviews among critics, and his charismatic persona is drawing followers and fans by the droves from around the world. Second: During my research I found much in the way of Jupiter in Velvet but little as to who he is or what his real name is. I actually like this approach as it creates a cloak of mystery. This is a conceptual record, inviting a listener to experience and relate to the depths and levity of the restless soul with traces of Squeeze, Duran Duran, XTC, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello and David Bowie. I can also hear The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, and Miles Kane.

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"Enter in the impressive vocal work meshed with the clever lyrics you have the perfect setting for an amazing album"

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This latest string of songs presents a delicate blend of R&B, pop, folk, rock and funky electronic soul. On “My Special Place”, Make Out” and Drops of Love” Jupiter In Velvet displays a masterful mix of all genres, but his voice and amazing songwriter’s touch are the highlight of it all. His singing – delightful, soulful, and magical and is the perfect song for late night parties, accompanied by a delicious cup of love. “Shut Off Your Mind” has a special melodic element to it combining rocking fretwork, well placed harmonies, a guitar-driven English punk-influenced groove that evolves perfectly as the CD advances. I especially like the merge of ambient/electronic drums with traditional rock. Enter in the impressive vocal work meshed with the clever lyrics you have the perfect setting for an amazing album. The CD continues to build and shape well through to the finale ending of “All the Way With the UK” Throughout out the album one can hear Jupiter In Velvet showcase a wide range of influences with sounds similar to all the artists previously mentioned. This shows how diversified his background really is. It also gives me a hint ~ although he lives in Canada he has spent many a year in England as well. That’s a wide range of artists by the way. “Shut Off Your Mind” is sure to make a positive impact on all who listen.

URL:   http://www.jupiterinvelvet.com

ITUNES:   http://ow.ly/qDoCx

By:  Michael Kula edited by Joshua Beach

"It’s time 2 stand up don’t U hear your name? It’s time 2 stand up & take your place… in this Beautiful Game’ Listen 2 ‘BEAUTIFUL GAME’ by Jupiter In Velvet

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Jupiter In Velvet by JupiterInVelvet

Jupiter In Velvet by JupiterInVelvet

Jupiter In Velvet is currently working on his 3rd album called ‘Glitter On The Sun’.  
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@JupiterIsVelvet

Jupiter In Velvet is currently working on his 3rd album called ‘Glitter On The Sun’.  

http://www.jupiterinvelvet.com

@JupiterIsVelvet

'FIND ANOTHER WAY' by Jupiter In Velvet - Electro Dance Rock with a dab of punk

FIND ANOTHER WAY
© 2013 Free 2B Free Publishing

Throw me in a rubber room
Before I lose it too soon
Caterpillar cocoon
Here’s comes Jupiter
Out for the count
But I will remount
Never count me out
I’m a bulldozer

CHORUS
When they slam that door
Right in my face
I just turn around
And find another way…

Rejection, dejection
Give me an erection
Need a little up
Been down all day
Bore me, ignore me
Rather you deplore me
Burn my picture
And scream my name…

CHORUS
When they slam that door
Right in my face
I just turn around
And find another way…

BRIDGE
People’s games
Insane
With me don’t even try
Talking robots
With brain clots
Don’t know if I should laugh or cry

Feeding the babies
Starving for a maybe
Money tight, out of sight
Give me that gravy…

CHORUS
When they slam that door
Right in my face
I just turn around
And find another way…
BRIDGE
Closed doors
Oh give me more
You ain’t seen nothing yet
Destiny
Well she’s digging me
Look in my eyes for your best bet

I’ll have you singing with the B-sides
With a piece of my mind
Up down
Jump around
I’m in your thighs…

CHORUS
When they slam that door
Right in my face
I just turn around
And find another way…

Jupiter In Velvet - Monkey See Monkey Do

'MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO'  -  Electro Dance Rock from Jupiter In Velvet

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MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO

                                                                   © 2012 Free 2B Free Publishing        

 Do you ever think about what you’re not?

Maybe the reason you don’t know is they say stop

It’s all such a maze so many snafu’s

How do you choose? 

When everywhere you turn it’s a zoo…

 

CHORUS

I don’t want to tell you what you should do

But there’s one pitfall you just must refuse

Monkey See Monkey Do

Coo Coo Coo Choo…

 

Do you believe you’re a puppet on a string?

Culture the puppet master makes you dance & sing

Can you hear the drummer in your head?

Is he alive or dead? 

Do you move to your own beat or are you lead?…

 

CHORUS

 

BRIDGE

Monkey See Monkey Do

The jungle’s so full

It’s hard to see you

Aren’t you getting bored

Of the same go around?

It’s time to split

From this town…

 

Do you follow or do you lead?

Do you think or are you told what to believe?

Can you stand against the trends?

Or do you say amen? 

Are you a prisoner to the views of all your friends?

 

CHORUS

 

Monkey See Monkey Do  (4x)

Coo Coo Coo Choo  (3x)

GIGBAND Reviews JUPITER IN VELVET’S ‘Shut Off Your Mind’ CD

One of the greatest things a music-lover experiences, is the discovery of a new artist so exciting, it makes the listener want to write about it.  Sometimes, such jewels are found “underground” rather than mainstream media, but then again, that’s just one of the reasons why the indie scene can be so fascinating; It is a stage designed for creative people, a platform to let their art be seen, and in this case, be heard.  Some artists have been around for a while bit nonetheless are beneath our radar. Jupiter In Velvet is one of these aforementioned discoveries with his latest CD entitled appropriately “Shut Off Your Mind.”

——————————————————————————————————————-

"Jupiter In Velvet displays a masterful mix of all genres, but his voice and amazing songwriter’s touch are the highlight of it all.”

——————————————————————————————————————-

First I love the bio write up: Jupiter In Velvet is a supernova of passion exploding into your soul, a game changer in a world that needs change. Since his sudden emergence on the London Rock scene in late 2012, Jupiter In Velvet has generated a whirlwind of interest and fascination among music critics, industry members and music fans alike. In less than 1 year Jupiter In Velvet has gone from relative obscurity to having his music played in 63 countries across 6 continents! His 10 song Debut CD ‘Screaming the Love Behind the Scars’ scored rave reviews among critics, and his charismatic persona is drawing followers and fans by the droves from around the world. Second: During my research I found much in the way of Jupiter in Velvet but little as to who he is or what his real name is. I actually like this approach as it creates a cloak of mystery. 

This is a conceptual record, inviting a listener to experience and relate to the depths and levity of the restless soul with traces of Squeeze, Duran Duran, XTC, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello and David Bowie. I can also hear The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, and Miles Kane. These latest string of songs presents a delicate blend of R&B, pop, folk, roc and funky electronic soul. On “My Special Place”, Make Out” and Drops of Love” Jupiter In Velvet displays a masterful mix of all genres, but his voice and amazing songwriter’s touch are the highlight of it all.

————————————————————————————————————

"Enter in the impressive vocal work meshed with the clever lyrics you have the perfect setting for an amazing album"

————————————————————————————————————

His singing – delightful, soulful, and magical and is the perfect song for late night parties, accompanied by a delicious cup of love. “Shut Off Your Mind” has a special melodic element to it combining rocking fretwork, well placed harmonies, a guitar-driven English punk-influenced groove that evolves perfectly as the CD advances. I especially like the merge of ambient/electronic drums with traditional rock. Enter in the impressive vocal work meshed with the clever lyrics you have the perfect setting for an amazing album. The CD continues to build and shape well through to the finale ending of “All the Way With the UK” Throughout out the album one can hear Jupiter In Velvet showcase a wide range of influences with sounds similar to all the artist previously mentioned. This shows how diversified his background really is. It also gives me a hint ~ although he lives in Canada he has spent many a year in England as well. That’s a wide range of artists by the way. “Shut Off Your Mind” is sure to make a positive impact on all who listen.

URL:   http://www.jupiterinvelvet.com

ITUNES:   http://ow.ly/qDoCx

By:  Michael Kula edited by Joshua Beach