- 20 Jul 17
Since bursting onto the scene last year, Dublin ambi-electro 3 piece Dreaming of Jupiter, have exploded in a way most bands can only dream of in such a short space of time – and it is very clear to see why. The band successfully blend the oh so popular trend of electronic sounds with some really slick funky grooves, not a million miles away from the Godfather of Groove himself, Mister Nile Rodgers. Add some soulful vocals and a LOT of ambition and you have what seems to be a map to the stars for this astronomical trio. The band, consisting of Zoë Gough, Sam Oye and Dave Levins very graciously took time out of their very busy schedule (on day 5 of a 6 day run of gigs, sometimes doing 2 a day) to talk working hard, how they met, and the importance of all different art forms.
So, to start off I want to ask you a bit about your sound. We hear some older influences in there like Fleetwood Mac and a bit of Chic, but then also a bit of contemporary stuff like maybe Massive Attack. Is it a conscious decision for you to meld all of these sounds and fit them all in or do you find all these elements falling into place in a more natural way?
And what is your writing style like? Is there a typical structure that you tend to find yourself following or is it one of these things where inspiration can come from anywhere and you don’t have a defined starting point?
Zoë: Yeah, different songs have taken shape in different ways. I keep a book of lyrics where I’m always jotting lyrics and sometimes we might find a particular lyric and try to write something around that or sometimes we might just be jamming and we just come up with a beat or we can just hear a random sound and take inspiration from that!