London-based five piece Junior Empire release their debut EP, Junior Empire, today on Harvest Records – listen HERE. The EP includes the band’s three previously released singles as well as two additional tracks, “I Know” and “Said And Done.” Please see below for the full track-listing.
Speaking about the EP’s opening track, the band said, “‘I Know’ is about that moment you realize you have had the wool pulled over your eyes. Along with a string of admirers, you have been falling for someone’s charm blissfully unaware until the moment you understand you were just part of their game.”
Junior Empire emerged on the scene last year with the summery “West Coast,” which peaked as the No. 1 most popular track on Hype Machine and has steadily racked up over 1.5 million streams on Spotify. Pigeons and Planes declared that, “the five-piece band come with a clean and direct pop-rock sound,” and called the track, “the kind of song you can imagine on mainstream radio or being belted out on the main stage at a big festival, and that is no bad thing.” Following up the heels of “West Coast,” the band released two additional tracks, “Decide,” and “Danger,” the latter of which Variance Magazine called, “entrancing” and wrote that everyone should, “definitely keep an eye for more from Junior Empire,” as Clash agreed that, “the group seem set to dominate 2017.”
Drawing fans in with their lively performances, Junior Empire performed a sold out show at Folklore in Hackney earlier this year and kicked off the summer with a performance at The Victoria Dalston earlier this month. Stay tuned for more as additional dates will be announced soon.
Junior Empire is Jack Balfour Scott, Joey Arnold Zapata, Diego Belmonte, Hannah van den Brul and Jordan Grispino.
Junior Empire – EP Tracklisting
1. I Know
2. Said And Done
3. West Coast