Junodream’s recent single ‘Eden Burns’ set the standard for what looks set to be a huge year ahead. The track was premiered by Jack Saunders as Radio 1’s Next Wave, with the DJ drawing parallels between them and early Radiohead, before he again supported them with an enthusiastic introduction on the Indie Show. Further airplay soon followed, including being playlisted at Radio X and support at BBC Introducing.
Growing in confidence with each release, Junodream take another strident step forward as they share their new single ‘Travel Guide’Listen HERE. It’s immediately apparent that the quintet possess a rare flair for infusing their immediately compelling alt-rock with an abundance of creative sonic embellishments. Once again Ed Vyvyan’s vocals are a real strength: elegant and understated, but capable of soaring to rousing highs. Meanwhile, from the country-twang of the psychedelic guitar to the beauty of the piano, his bandmates employ intricacy and intelligence in equal measure. Lyrically, ‘Travel Guide’ toys satirically with the advertising fantasy of a holiday offering an escape from your demons.
The band commented: “‘Travel Guide’ explores the concept of holiday escapism and destructive tourism. For a short while you live a fantasy where your problems melt away. But when you travel, you discover that your expectations are unrealistic: the beaches and the resorts aren’t quite the treasure island you had imagined. It’s fundamentally a sad concept. You’re so far from home, but you still can’t escape your problems.”
‘Travel Guide’ is released alongside an official video. Watch HERE. An allegory for the travel industry, the animation depicts a dinosaur who escapes the rat race of the big city for a holiday escape. She heads to a picturesque island populated by mice, but her erratic behaviour escalates until she wreaks havoc in the island.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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