By Jupiter and Teardrop
Jupiter and Teardrop don't reveal whether or not they are named after the song by Grant Lee Buffalo, but there are plenty of similarities in the Americana pop/rock sounds of main man Geoff Martyn's song writing. Sometimes songs just feel like they've always been written, and are played with such a natural air that it would be hard to conceive they ever had to be learnt. This is exactly what Jupiter and Teardrop achieve on this sparse and delicate release. Four songs that just feel so right you have to enjoy them. "Bring Me Down" with its sweet beat chorus is about as up-tempo as the band get and tracks like "Moonshine" creep around in the shadows of a low-key smokey venue, nursing your blues. The acoustic "Something Good" is a genius exercise in heart on sleeve melodies and minimalism - simply wonderful.