Manchester 5-piece band Juliper Sky have been on our radar for a while and with the release of their EP Visions Of A New Age, they have really blossomed and it’s time for people know about this band. With their textured songs layered with Psychedelic synth, subtle guitars and dreamy vocals Juliper Sky should be the top of your watch-list.
We spoke to frontman Jamie Lambert to get inside his mind…
Where are you from?
What do you do?
I sing and play guitar in Juliper Sky.
Describe yourself in three words?
Passionate, impulsive & quirky.
You can make a record with one artist from history, who’s your pick?
What do you miss about home when you’re on tour?
Being able to have a cup of tea before bed!
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I had the chance to see Tame Impala live at the Empress’ ballroom in Blackpool, that was phenomenal.
What British music icons inspire your sound today?
I can’t speak for the other guys, but the it has to be the Beatles for me, they’re late 60’s work is incredible.
You have one hour to spend with a person from history, who and why?
Erm, Jimi Hendrix. He seems like a super chill person who has similar qualities to myself. I think we’d get along.
If you could play with any band, alive or dead, who would you pick?
I’d love to play with Led Zeppelin. I’m nowhere near talented enough on my instrument to do so but I’m sure I could manage something haha!
We extracted a playlist from the songs Jamie Lambert has grown up with…
The first track you played constantly?
Jason Derulo – Riding solo (banger)
A song that defines the teenage you?
Guns ‘n’ roses – Rocket queen
One song you would keep forever?
Jimi Hendrix – May this be love.
A song lyric that has inspired you?
It has to be from ‘the song ‘Shangri la’ by Digitalism. ‘Baby if you want to, I’ll take you to Shangri-La and walk up to the shore You can dance if you want to Be a rising star, in a distant glow’ That whole section conjured up something otherworldly for me, it still does to this day. I have based a lot of music of those phrases alone.
A song you wished you had written?
John Lennon – Mother, I think his solo work is outstanding, it’s heart-wrenching.
A guilty pleasure?
Probably Kylie Minogue, but then again I don’t feel overly guilty about it
Best song to turn up loud?
Oh well it has to be any Led Zeppelin song for me, probably Immigrant song!
A karaoke song?
Hall & Oates – out of touch. I learnt every lyric of that song in hopes of singing it at a karaoke
Last song in your ideal night club?
I don’t go to night clubs so I don’t know! I’m a little bit boring.
A new band you’re into at the moment?
I’ve been listening to Loathe, they’re a lot heavier than what I usually listen to but I dig it.
Written by: Stuart Daley