The Juveniles’ debut EP’ You Won’t Control Us’ is irresistible

Yes they are one of the fresh voices of the indie rock scene. I am talking about the newest band to come out of Liverpool. They are The Juveniles. Their new EP is called You Won’t Control Us which lives up to the name and image of the band. And yes you can’t control me from raving about their music. It is partly Blur with a bit of Echo and the Bunny Men with something from Teardrop Explodes.image

Their single is Help Me Out and I betcha no one can resist helping them out especially that they are so cool it makes you wish you discovered them first. Have you seen the music video of the single? It’s so freakin’ awesome and it represents all that is good about the band:music, fashion sense and yeah the amazing Mike Paul Davies who is the band’s frontman.  They should expect hoards of fans from all agesimage image, gender and sexual orientation!

You Won’t Control Us have four songs and the EP lasts seventeen minutes and twenty seconds. The title track which is the last song is another potential single with its beautiful and evocative arrangement.

Members are :
Mike Paul Davies (Guitar + Vox), Liam Devall (Guitar + Vox), Laurel Lau (Keyboards), @Marcgibbs (Bass), Fabrizio Cabriolu (Drums). I think they have a great teamwork as their music sounds tight and confident. Like they’ve played for years. Which is probably true. No band can sound this good without the polish of playing many times.

According to the band:

We grew up with Britpop and hip-hop, indie-rock and throw-away pop. We went on to find ‘madchester’, new wave, punk and the 60’s. Differing sounds, different people and defining moments in musical history that we hold so dear our souls.

Indeed. You will hear different textures when you listen to their latest EP. Here’s to the bright future of The Juveniles.


Shamona: Making Sweet Noise within Liverpool’s Thriving Music Scene

Pete Riley jnr. – Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar
Andy O’Connor – Backing Vocals and Rhythm/Lead Guitar
Sean Burns – Drums and Percussion
Pete Riley snr – Slide Guitar and Backing vocals on tracks 1 and 2.
Henry Priestman – Hammond organ on track 2.

All tracks written and performed by Shamona

Love them or leave them seems to be the primary theme revolving around the lyrics of this British band led by the charismatic Pete Riley and backed by the wonderful Andy O’Connor on lead guitar and  Sean Burns on drums. Shamona makes a kind of music that’s fun, feel-good and embellished with wonderful melodies. I am definitely keeping an eye on these young talents and where their artistry will lead them one day.

The EP is called Heed the Call composed of four songs which glorify the verse chorus verse song structure. I noted the band’s influences upon first listen and which they also boasted on the fb fan page: The Beatles, Cream, The Who, Bob Dylan, Edwin McCain, Coldplay, America and  Queen. Good ones, as I also love these artist/bands and they have been influential in my journey to rock & roll.

My favorite track? I know a lot of listeners would choose Heed the Call since it is the carrier single. But my personal choice is Foreign Affair due to the solid vocal harmonies and amazing guitar solo. I also love the drumming style that calls to mind elegant pop rock songs written in the 70s. Ah such nostalgia evoked by this terrific track.

I also love the fourth track Circus Clown again for the same reasons noted in Heed the Call. There is nothing to dislike about Heed the Call EP. I think it is a safe move for the band to test waters by recording an EP with four tracks. It makes listeners realize that a demand for a full-length album is the next logical step!

This is one of our new songs, “Heed the Call” from our latest upcoming EP. A big thanks to Ryan Madden for making this video. Also, we want to thank Mark Reader and Pete Riley Snr for doing an amazing job of mixing and mastering the EP. Make sure you keep up to date on FACEBOOK and TWITTER for event date’s.

 Shamona and The Spaceship