First CD single release from their debut album "El resto de mi vida". In addition to the self-titled single "Sólo una sonrisa", three never before released songs are also included: "Cosas que nunca te dije", "Ocho meses en globo" and a newer version of their demo-hit "Superstar". The producer responsible for the fresh and natural sounds is Carlos Hernández and the album was recorded in the Granada studios of Refugio Antiaéreo; JUNIPER MOON offer us bursts of energy, sassy performances and guitars with flare.
JUNIPER MOON is a very young five piece from Ponferrada (Spain) formed by Sandra (guitar and vocals), Raquel (keyboards and vocals), Dado (guitar), Jaime (bass) and Iván (drums).
JUNIPER MOON’s debut album “El resto de mi vida” (2002) It’s an impressive collection of songs which are quite up to the expectations of fans and media, and that will most likely make them win thousands of new champions, as it’s a suprisingly fresh debut album. An album praised by the specialized critics, featuring the 33rd in the top 100 album list of Rough Trade shop.
The band is formed in 1997. After opening for many American punk-rock bands such as THE QUEERS, BOSTWANAS or CHARIOT (ex-POSIES), JUNIPER MOON’s first single “¿Volverás?” appears in 1999. Five songs that perfectly define the band’s main features: hyper fast punk pop based in the contrast of distorted guitars and Sandra’s sweet vocals. Other strong points are the lyrics in Spanish, very teenagey and fresh, plus the catchiness of some of their tunes: “¿Volverás?” stuck into the heads of many pop lovers around the world. Yes, not only in Spain: it was positively reviewed in Uk’s “New Musical Express” and was heavy airplayed in prestigious Steve Lamacq radio show in BBC Radio 1. A real achievement as very little Spanish music is played in this show.
In December 99 they open for SUPER FURRY ANIMALS en León, Spain. With only a single they play two of the most important Spanish summer festivals: Benicassim and Contempopranea (Badajoz). Two months later their a second single is out: “Basado en hechos reales” reveals new features of the band, like its ability to write lighter pop numbers like “Me siento mejor”.
The band blends punk and pop in a very original and personal way, so the band can appeal to GREEN DAY fans, or followers of “new rock” icons such as THE STROKES, THE VINES or WHITE STRIPES. The band’s musical tastes runs the gamut from MC5, SHOP ASSISTANTS, FASTBACKS, TALULAH GOSH or UNDERTONES. THE RAMONES is another obvious point of reference.
JUNIPER MOON manage to sound personal without being experimental or affected. They create their very own language just by being true to themselves. “El resto de mi vida” (“The rest of my life”) is the perfect soundtrack for all the ones that all the onew under 16. And for all the ones that would like to!!!!
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