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Dreaming of Jupiter - Light Of My Life
Info: Following a busy summer of gigging, including Whelan's Summer Ones to Watch, Dublin alternative-pop trio Dreaming of Jupiter are set for their first headline show in Sin É this Friday night (event details here), which will be followed in quick succession by an appearance at the next Gigonometry session at The Workman's Club next week. With their debut album due shortly, they will also be launching the first single from the LP, 'Light Of My Life' (above) in Whelan's in October, a busy schedule indeed.
Everything is under wraps until then, but I was lucky enough to catch DoJ at Whelan's in July and can say that their range is happily varied. 'Light Of My Life' harks back to the more thoughtful songs that scattered the US and UK charts in the 80's and early 90's, with lead singer Zoë Gough's vocals unusually sounding like a mix of Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox and Cyndi Lauper, all sliced up in thirds and put back together again, but without sounding like any of them individually. Something I have become more and more aware of lately is how Irish acts are reshaping how alternative and electronic pop music sounds, and they're doing it very well, we can expect to see the full suite in action on Dreaming of Jupiter's debut album if their live shows are anything to go by, a band well worth checking out on stage.
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