Juno & Spark AKA Peppermint Heaven, are becoming a force to be reckoned with. Their unique brand of 80’s style indie-pop has earned them a cult following in the six years since their first meeting. Now, back with their second full-length album ‘Curious Things’, the band have took their retro sound firmly into 2017..
It’s been a meteoric few years for the band. The release of their debut LP ‘Precious Things’ was met with a rapturous critical approval. Fans and critics alike were amazed by their unique, honest and truly vintage sound. And the bands ability to still sound current, within a sonic pastiche of Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Depeche Mode and New Order..
The last release ‘Stranger Than Fiction’, marked the duos expanse into the world of bass music. Legends of the electronic scene Chords and Lynx (Signed to RAM Records and Hospital Records, respectively) – Both provided a variety of remixes..
Their new album ‘Curious Things’ is an authentic slice of the Peppermint Heaven sound. The U.S duo take fans on a journey through analogue synths, funky and intricate bass-lines and syncopated guitar chords. The album starts with a real statement of intent. ‘Sun Goes Down’ is an uptempo piece of sun-drenched indie-pop, creating pastel visions of sunsets & long drives. The LP explores a range of tempo’s and moods, as the band get melancholy on the soulful ‘Monday Morning’ a track we can all relate to. The band also display a seriously technical bass playing ability on some of the more funk-heavy numbers such as ‘Know Your Rights’, ‘You’ and ‘Don’t Give Up So Easy’.