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Junodream Release New Mixtape ‘Travel Guide’

Junodream Release New Mixtape ‘Travel Guide’

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Junodream have returned with the release of their brand new mixtape Travel Guide available here. The band’s most ambitious body of work to date, the mixtape is released alongside the new single “White Sunday.”
 
The mixtape is informed by new ideas and sounds with a wider hybrid of influences from synth-pop to punk and even prog. Junodream take us back to 2000 and the potential for a bright new future that was promised by the new millennium. The benefits of an increasingly digital world are countered by the claustrophobia of 24/7 rolling news and the constant demands of progressively more polarising social media. On a more personal level, it also looks at how perceptions change during the transition from childhood to adulthood, and the realization that seemingly innocent events often had a darker undercurrent.
 
Junodream commented, “Everything now feels charged with a doomsday atmosphere, like Y2K twenty years on. We wanted to capture that anxiety: climate change, advertising, destructive tourism and paranoia. it’s a soundtrack to the end of the world. We’re also at that point where childhood innocence has almost completely evaporated, so being a bit cynical with nostalgia is really revealing. There’s a darker layer you can never be aware of as a kid.”
 
The new single “White Sunday” is a beautiful cinematic ballad that feels akin to an unlikely merger between Radiohead and George Harrison.
 
The band added, “‘White Sunday’ tells the story of a guest who is struggling to deal with a hangover at a family wedding. His inner turmoil is ramped by the purity of the wedding as he realises his own life is lacking any emotional fulfillment. Riddled with shame and anxiety, he just falls apart.”
 
The Travel Guide mixtape is completed by two new pieces of music. The expansive instrumental ‘NY2000’ establishes the mood of a world on the cusp of change, while the interlude ‘Niugnep’ captures the anxiety and confusion as those hopes spin-off into very different realities. 
 
Junodream are also heading back on tour this year. Tickets for the dates, listed below, are available here:
 
AUGUST
7                       Sheffield, Get Together Festival
12                     Gopsall, 110 Above Festival
29                     Cotswolds, The Big Feastival on BBC Introducing Stage
 
SEPTEMBER
25                    Bristol, Dot To Do Festival
26                    Nottingham, Dot To Dot Festival
 
NOVEMBER – HEADLINE TOUR
23                     Guildford, The Boileroom
24                     Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
25                     Newcastle, Think Tank Underground
27                      Edinburgh, The Great Western Festival
30                     Birmingham, Muthers
 
DECEMBER – HEADLINE TOUR
1                        Leeds, Oporto
2                        Manchester, Gullivers
3                        Nottingham, Bodega
4                        Bristol, Louisiana
7                        London, Omeara (SOLD OUT)
9                        Brighton, The Prince Albert
10                     Southampton, Heartbreakers

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