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Mumbai Rockers Just Jupiter Present Debut EP ‘Jams from Jupiter (Live)’ Recorded in Lockdown

The five-track record includes heavy rock, soulful sounds, a cover and more

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David Britto Jul 07, 2020

Mumbai rockers Just Jupiter. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

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Mumbai rock outfit Just Jupiter initially banded together in 2018 when vocalist-guitarist Rooshabh Doshi put out a post saying that he was looking for musicians. That post was quickly answered by guitarist Shishir Singh who also brought along with him drummer Suyash Medh to be part of the project. Singh says, “I met Rooshabh at a band competition back in 2015, and I really liked the music and direction he had going.” Last year the band completed their lineup with the addition of bassist Aditya Mehta and are now out with their debut five-track EP Jams from Jupiter (Live).

According to Doshi, the band were planning on releasing singles while working on new material and gigging this year. However, the coronavirus pandemic threw their plans out the window and instead they began putting out videos of their jams from home on Instagram which were well received and that planted the seed for the EP. The vocalist says, “It was such a spur of the moment thing (to release the EP). I suppose some good has come out of this lockdown.”

Like the EP title suggests, the band recorded all their parts live from their homes and then sent it across to Singh to put together. “To keep it authentic and maintain that ‘live feeling’ we decided to restrict it to one take only,” says Doshi. The record opens with the feisty “Utopia” and moves on to soulful rock tracks “I Can See the Sun” and “6 Months Later.” Doshi says, “’I Can See The Sun’ is to look at the glass as half full and ‘6 Months Later’ is what happens after the honeymoon period in a relationship ends.”

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The band also showcase their distorted cover of American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish’s hit track “Bad Guy” and Medh tells us that the band are huge fans of both the pop star and her producer brother Finneas. The record closer is the band’s previously released somber single “Dearly Departed” which is about “what happens to a relationship when two people aren’t on the same page.” Medh adds, “This live jam album was really a great excuse for us to quickly finish off these songs and get them out to our small but extremely loyal audience.”

With the EP out of the way now, the band is plotting to release three more singles and also hope to continue putting out content on Instagram. However, Mehta says, “We miss hitting the jam room and making music together more than anything and the sheer adrenaline of playing live. So, we’re anxiously waiting for that to resume.”

Stream ‘Jams from Jupiter (Live)’ below:

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