Jupid Oak

Jupid Oak EP

Written by: PP on 18/04/2012 02:52:22

Jupid Oak were founded two years ago in Denmark. Where exactly, I can't tell you, as the information isn't divulged on any source I looked under. But that's okay. They probably feel a little bit disconnected to Denmark, as the majority of their three-track EP "Jupid Oak" is based on sounds and melodies that dominated the Seattle scene back in early to mid 90s before the style died out proper.

I'm of course talking about grunge. Jupid Oak's expression is much like a trip down the memory lane where the big houses at the start of the street have addresses like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and the further you travel, the smaller and more obscure the references become. The essence of the genre is firmly rooted in their sound; the slightly smokey, genuinely rock star-sounding singer (think Eddie Vedder but with a less recognizable voice), and the penchant for distortion driven guitar experimentation and exploration of noisy soundscape, though without ever venturing towards garage/noise genres.

Instead, the band take the above and meet somewhere in between your typical mid 90s alternative rock bands. They are more progressive and more intricate than the radio rock bands, but still maintain an easily accessible sensibility to their songwriting. Especially the highly atmospheric and passionate singing on "I'm Free" is impressive, but then again, so are the other two tracks on the EP. To think this band was formed only a couple of years ago is impressive; we seldom receive material this well-rounded and professional at this stage of a band's career. Grunge fans and those wishing for a bit of nostalgia, consider Jupid Oak your next band to check out.


Download: Something To Fall, I'm Free
For the fans of: Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, the more obscure grunge bands from Seattle
Listen: Bandcamp

Release date 23.09.2011

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