Juno Falls
 
 
"Atomic Bomb"
New Album "Weightless"
JUNO FALLS "White Christmas" Release Date November 26th 
Juno Falls "Kiss Me"
JUNO FALLS ~ Upcoming Live Dates
JUNO FALLS “Starlight Drive”
JUNO FALLS “Starlight Drive” Released 30/4/04 RMG-CHART
'The Big Bow Wow' gets bigger !
 
 
 
 
 

JUNO FALLS
"Atomic Bomb"
Exclusive FREE Download "Atom Bomb", taken from the album "Weightless", available between Monday July 14th through July 28th, 2008.
Available on downloadmusic.ie

www.junofalls.net ~ www.myspace.com/junofalls

JUNO FALLS: UPCOMING IRISH TOUR DATES:
25 Jul - McCarthy’s- Dingle
26 Jul - X S W Festival - Skibbereen
29 Jul - Julive Festival - BOLOGNE
30 Jul - Marina di Ravenna - BOLOGNE
23 Aug - Feile Beo Festival - Dingle
29 Aug - Electric Avenue - Waterford
4 Sep - The Belltable Theatre - Limerick
19 Sep - The Backroom Sessions - Navan
20 Sep- Sea Sessions Surfer Festival - Sligo
More dates to be added; check www.myspace.com/junofalls

REVIEW: THE IRISH TIMES

Weightless (V2) **** True to their new album's title, Juno Falls (aka Myles O'Reilly and sundry travelling compañeros) float free of the tethers that keep many of their contemporaries on terra firma. Snapshots of moments in time, stories of contradictory truths and lives less ordinary (The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off) are woven, layer upon layer, on a skein of deliciously dissonant strings and retiring percussion and brass. Juno Falls thrive on obtuse lyrics that suggest a perspective that's at an odd tilt with the world, one that throws up its share of inventive insights into life's finer moments while luring listeners into its fluctuating wavelength with an almost Tom Waitsean glee. Harmonically divine, Weightless is ideal immersion material for eardrums in pursuit of something more than a brief encounter.

>>> For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Berube Communications:
Sue Wright on suebercom@gmail.com ~ 0879287537 or Stevo Berube on info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695 <<<


So, what do you do when you sign your first big record deal ?

Head for the bright lights of London, take the plaudits, and listen to everyone telling you how wonderful you are ?

Not for Juno Falls frontman and songwriter Myles O’Reilly.

Packing his bags, Myles left behind his native Dublin and headed for the tranquility of Dingle, on Ireland’s rugged west coast. “ Don’t get me wrong”, says Myles, “I love Dublin. It has a great energy and the music scene is very healthy there, but for me the remoteness and honesty of somewhere like Dingle makes the creative process so much more natural”.

Living in Dingle while writing material for the new album brought it’s own perils. While returning to Dingle from Dublin in the early hours of a wintery morning, Myles knew that he was almost home. The grey silhouette of Mount Brandon loomed ahead, as the narrow country roads snaked onwards. Nearly there.

“Suddenly I’m fighting with the car, battling to keep it on the road. Failing !”

Upside down and compressed into the only space left inside the car, Myles struggled to pull himself free. “ I remember making my way back onto the road and looking back at what was left of the car”, he says. “It wasn’t until several days later that it dawned on me just how lucky I was to have walked away from it without a scratch.”

“ Some of what I had been writing about prior to the crash now seemed trivial to me”, says Myles. "I had be given a second chance, and naturally there was a lot of emotion that came from that which helped inspire me without effort"

Returning to Dublin several months later with a lap-top full of songs, Myles began the process of “putting meat on the bones of the songs” with the rest of the band, Elton Mullaly (formerly of Brando) on bass and drummer Dave Lawless.

"They brought something really special to the songs," explains Myles. "Juno Falls complete the picture. The band made the songs breath and released them from the whole singer-songwriter genre“.

Recorded at various points over the course of the last year, including Wicklow, London, Dublin and Nashville, the result is a collection of beautifully crafted songs, sometimes intimate, sometimes fragile, always honest and unmistakably Juno Falls.

"I've always loved pop songs because they're braver than any other kind of music: you're trying to be universal and appeal to a whole lot of people. But there's a side of me that's always been attracted to the beauty and the sadness of artists like Elbow or Rufus Wainwright”.

Road-tested on a month-long tour of the UK and Ireland with Travis, the new songs have already found their live legs. "Fran [Healy, Travis singer] heard 'The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off' on my Myspace page and liked it so much, he asked us to come on tour with them," explains the frontman.

The first fruits of this creative journey can be heard when the mini-album 'Atom Bomb' hits the shelves in September 2007, followed by the band's international debut album in October.

The title track of the mini-album, 'Atom Bomb' is "symbolic of human nature encroaching on the natural order of things", according to Myles. Not that you'd necessarily guess that from a quick listen: deliberately vague, the song is more a gentle prod than a full-frontal assault, morphing from a gently plucked guitar intro to a lush string-laden crescendo that sounds like it was conceived in a Turkish opera house (all the strings on the new material were played by renowned traditional/classical musician Cora Venus-Lunny).

Another standout track, 'Slowly Fizzy' is about "how alcohol can make you do stupid things, particularly to the people you love most," Myles explains with a rueful smile.

'Four' was initially written as a joke: "I'd been told that '3' was the magic number, and wanted to disprove that theory," he smiles, before adding mischievously, "I also thought that I could make a whole lot of money out of any TV channel of the 4 variety. Honestly, it wasn't meant to be taken particularly seriously but everyone who heard it loved it and that's how it ended up on the mini-album."

Thankfully, the strength and depth of the songs on both 'Atom Bomb' and the forthcoming album ensures that Juno Falls will not be spending much time in the songwriting outback. With a host of live dates penciled in for the rest of 2007, Myles' diary is already filling up and, with the new songs poised to win over plenty of new Juno Falls fans, his calendar is only going to get busier.

 
 
 
 

JUNO FALLS
New Album "Weightless"
Features the Radio Hits:
SLOWLY FIZZY , ATOM BOMB, & THIS SONG IS YOUR OWN (New version!!)
::: Debut Album for V2 Out Now ::: Mini-Album "ATOM BOMB" Out Now :::

www.junofalls.net ~ www.myspace.com/junofalls

Dublin-Based Band Signs Worldwide Deal with V2 and releases "Weightless".
Just Back After a Month Long Tour of the UK Supporting TRAVIS.
Much Anticipated Follow-Up to 2004's "Starlight Drive" Album.
Irish Tour dates.

 

JUNO FALLS: UPCOMING IRISH TOUR DATES:
21 Oct - McCarthy’s- Dingle
23 Oct - The Tikki Lounge - Cork
24 Oct - DeBarra’s - Clonakilty
08 Nov - Electric Avenue - Waterford
09 Nov - EVGB’s - Murphys - Thomastown
13 Nov - Kane’s - Ballyferriter
14 Nov - Cypress Avenue - Cork
15 Nov - DeBarra’s - Clonakilty
16 Nov - The Corkscrew - Gorey, Wexford
17 Nov - Whelans - Dublin
24 Nov - The Stables - Mullingar
07 Dec - Passion Lounge, Tullamore
12 Dec - The Spirit Store, Dundalk
Check www.myspace.com/junofalls for futher dates

For Information / Interview requests / Promotional Copies contact Berube Communications on info@berubecommunications.com or phone 0872442695



So, what do you do when you sign your first big record deal ?

Head for the bright lights of London, take the plaudits, and listen to everyone telling you how wonderful you are ?

Not for Juno Falls frontman and songwriter Myles O’Reilly.

Packing his bags, Myles left behind his native Dublin and headed for the tranquility of Dingle, on Ireland’s rugged west coast. “ Don’t get me wrong”, says Myles, “I love Dublin. It has a great energy and the music scene is very healthy there, but for me the remoteness and honesty of somewhere like Dingle makes the creative process so much more natural”.

Living in Dingle while writing material for the new album brought it’s own perils. While returning to Dingle from Dublin in the early hours of a wintery morning, Myles knew that he was almost home. The grey silhouette of Mount Brandon loomed ahead, as the narrow country roads snaked onwards. Nearly there.

“Suddenly I’m fighting with the car, battling to keep it on the road. Failing !”

Upside down and compressed into the only space left inside the car, Myles struggled to pull himself free. “ I remember making my way back onto the road and looking back at what was left of the car”, he says. “It wasn’t until several days later that it dawned on me just how lucky I was to have walked away from it without a scratch.”

“ Some of what I had been writing about prior to the crash now seemed trivial to me”, says Myles. "I had be given a second chance, and naturally there was a lot of emotion that came from that which helped inspire me without effort"

Returning to Dublin several months later with a lap-top full of songs, Myles began the process of “putting meat on the bones of the songs” with the rest of the band, Elton Mullaly (formerly of Brando) on bass and drummer Dave Lawless.

"They brought something really special to the songs," explains Myles. "Juno Falls complete the picture. The band made the songs breath and released them from the whole singer-songwriter genre“.

Recorded at various points over the course of the last year, including Wicklow, London, Dublin and Nashville, the result is a collection of beautifully crafted songs, sometimes intimate, sometimes fragile, always honest and unmistakably Juno Falls.

"I've always loved pop songs because they're braver than any other kind of music: you're trying to be universal and appeal to a whole lot of people. But there's a side of me that's always been attracted to the beauty and the sadness of artists like Elbow or Rufus Wainwright”.

Road-tested on a month-long tour of the UK and Ireland with Travis, the new songs have already found their live legs. "Fran [Healy, Travis singer] heard 'The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off' on my Myspace page and liked it so much, he asked us to come on tour with them," explains the frontman.

The first fruits of this creative journey can be heard when the mini-album 'Atom Bomb' hits the shelves in September 2007, followed by the band's international debut album in October.

The title track of the mini-album, 'Atom Bomb' is "symbolic of human nature encroaching on the natural order of things", according to Myles. Not that you'd necessarily guess that from a quick listen: deliberately vague, the song is more a gentle prod than a full-frontal assault, morphing from a gently plucked guitar intro to a lush string-laden crescendo that sounds like it was conceived in a Turkish opera house (all the strings on the new material were played by renowned traditional/classical musician Cora Venus-Lunny).

Another standout track, 'Slowly Fizzy' is about "how alcohol can make you do stupid things, particularly to the people you love most," Myles explains with a rueful smile.

'Four' was initially written as a joke: "I'd been told that '3' was the magic number, and wanted to disprove that theory," he smiles, before adding mischievously, "I also thought that I could make a whole lot of money out of any TV channel of the 4 variety. Honestly, it wasn't meant to be taken particularly seriously but everyone who heard it loved it and that's how it ended up on the mini-album."

Thankfully, the strength and depth of the songs on both 'Atom Bomb' and the forthcoming album ensures that Juno Falls will not be spending much time in the songwriting outback. With a host of live dates penciled in for the rest of 2007, Myles' diary is already filling up and, with the new songs poised to win over plenty of new Juno Falls fans, his calendar is only going to get busier.

 
 
 
 

JUNO FALLS
"White Christmas"
Release Date November 26th
Also Features the 2004 radio hits 'This Song Is Your Own' and 'Kiss Me' (Previously Unavailable Commercially)
Distrubuted through Interactive Music
JUNO FALLS currently touring with THE DEVLINS

Following the success of their singles 'This Song Is Your Own' and 'Kiss Me', Juno Falls get into the Christmas spirit on November 26th. with the release of 'White Christmas'.

Virtually unheard of prior to the release of their debut album 'Starlight Drive' in May of this year, Juno Falls have ridden the rollercoaster all summer long, and it doesn't look like slowing down any time soon !

An extensive radio tour to support the first single, live shows throughout the country, a show stopping festival performance at Oxygen, followed by a brief lull in the studio before picking up speed to do it all over again for the release of 'Kiss Me'.
.. it's been a busy year for the band !

The album 'Starlight Drive' was recorded over several bleak winter months in the remote and beautiful village of Schull, in West Cork.The band were quickly signed up by Sony Publishing in the UK, and with radio adopting 'This Song Is Your Own' as an anthem for the summer, their inclusion on the Oxygen bill, and the incredible response that they have been getting at their live shows around the country, all of the signs are good for a joyous Christmas period.

Juno Falls released their debut album 'Starlight Drive' in May 2004 and was produced by Niall Macken ( Neil Finn, The Devlins, Emmylou Harris, Bic Runga). The single 'This Song Is Your Own' was serviced to radio, and received national and regional playlisting throughout the summer. The second single ' Kiss Me', from the album, Highest polling Artist Of The Week ever ( as voted by listeners) on Pet Sounds, Today FM.

"White Christmas" is released to coincide with it's inclusion on FM104's Christmas Charity album.

Irish Tour Supporting THE DEVLINS

Ennis - 29th October - GLOR

Limerick - 30th October - DOLANS

Cork - 6th November - The Halfmoon theatre

Clonakilty - 7th November - De'Barras

Dublin - 12th November - The Village

Galway - 13th November - Cuba

Clare - 27th November - The Tailrace, Parteen

JUNO FALLS HEADLINE SHOWS

Mullingar - 10th December - The Stables

Clonakilty - 30th December - De Barras

DUBLIN - Thursday, Jan 13th - WHELANS

CORK - Saturday, Jan 15th - The Lobby

 
 
 
 
Sing if you're an African hero
Following the huge success of their single 'This Song Is Your Own', Juno Falls release the second single 'Kiss Me' from their highly acclaimed debut album 'Starlight Drive' on September 17th.
Or if you're an Irish soldier
Virtually unheard of prior to the release of their debut album in May of this year, Juno Falls have ridden the rollercoaster all summer long, and it doesn't look like slowing down any time soon. An extensive radio tour to support the first single, sell out live shows throughout the country, a show stopping festival performance at Oxygen, followed by a brief lull in the studio before picking up speed to do it all over again for 'Kiss Me' ....... It's been a busy summer !
Or an American trailer park junkie
The new single, 'Kiss Me', is taken from the album 'Starlight Drive' which was recorded over several bleak winter months in the remote village of Schull in West Cork, it has become a big favourite at the band's live shows, and has already been picked up on by night-time radio, with many presenters lifting it directly from the album. 'Kiss Me' has also been featured on Network 2's urban drama series 'The Big Bow Wow'.
This song is your own
'Kiss Me' goes on general release through Interactive/RMG on September 17th. 2004.
 
 
 
 
  JUNO FALLS ~ Upcoming Live Dates
“Starlight Drive” ~ Out Now Featuring the Radio Favourite
"This Song is Your Own"

www.junofalls.com

Dublin-based band Juno Falls formed in 2003 from the ashes of Blo-tooth - a much-loved Dublin band that, the members felt, had run its artistic course. Vocalist Myles O Reilly, bassist Dara Diffilly and drummer David Shakespeare rekindled their musical mojo while recording in an isolated cottage in Schull, Co Cork with renowned producer Herbie Macken ( Emmylou Harris, Neil Finn). The result is their debut long player, “Starlight Drive”, featuring the HUGE radio hit “This Song is Your Own”. Despite the fact that they've been in existence for twelve months, the band have recently been signed to a major publishing deal by the head of Sony/ATV music.

Upcoming Gig Dates:

Tuesday, June 15th ~ Acoustic Appearance ~ The Ruby Sessions - Doyles, Dublin - €5 (www.rubysessions.com)

Wednesday, June 16th ~ WHELANS ~ Dublin - €8 (www.whelanslive.com)

Sunday, June 20th ~ Phantom FM Night in THE VILLAGE ~ Acoustic Appearance (check www.phantomfm.com for lineup on the night)

Friday, July 2nd ~ The Model: Niland Theatre ~ Sligo €12/ €10 (http://www.modelart.ie/events/music.html)

Saturday, July 10th ~ THE LOBBY ~ Cork €7 (www.lobby.ie)

Friday, July 16th ~ THE FORUM ~ Waterford (www.forumwaterford.com)

 
 
 
 
 
JUNO FALLS
“Starlight Drive”
Released 30/4/04
RMG-CHART
www.junofalls.com

Friday, April 30th ~ TOWER RECORDS, Dublin ~ On-stage 6pm FREE
The band launch their album Starlight Drive to an ALL AGES audience in TOWER RECORDS on Friday April 30th with a short live in-store performance at 6pm; admission FREE. The album and first single will also be available to buy. They will also be giving away 10 pairs of tickets for the May 7th launch party in Dublin's "The Sugar Club".

Friday, May 7th ~ THE SUGAR CLUB, Dublin ~ Doors 7:30pm 10 Euro
Juno Falls bring their brand of 'turn down the lights' acousto-therepy to the intimate surroundings of The Sugar Club in Dublin to celebrate the launch of their debut album 'Starlight Drive' available in all record stores nationwide from the 30th of April. visit www.thesugarclub.com for more details.

Dublin trio Juno Falls formed in 2003 from the ashes of Blo-tooth - a much-loved Dublin band that, the members felt, had run its artistic course. Vocalist Myles O Reilly, bassist Dara Diffilly and drummer David Shakespeare rekindled their musical mojo while recording in an isolated cottage in Schull, Co Cork with renowned producer Herbie Macken ( Emmylou Harris, Neil Finn). The result is their debut long player, “Starlight Drive”, featuring the radio hit “This Song is Your Own”. Despite the fact that they've been in existence for twelve months, the band have recently been signed to a major publishing deal by the head of Sony/ATV music.

 
 
 
 
JUNO FALLS
“Starlight Drive”
Released 30/4/04
RMG-CHART
www.junofalls.com
Dublin trio Juno Falls formed in 2003 from the ashes of Blo-tooth - a much-loved Dublin band that, the members felt, had run its artistic course. Vocalist Myles O Reilly, bassist Dara Diffilly and drummer David Shakespeare rekindled their musical mojo while recording in an isolated cottage in Schull, Co Cork with renowned producer Herbie Macken ( Emmylou Harris, Neil Finn). The result is their debut long player, “Starlight Drive”, featuring the radio hit “This Is Your Song”. Despite the fact that they've been in existence for twelve months, the band have recently been signed to a major publishing deal by the head of Sony/ATV music.

With their album 'Starlight Drive' on release from April 30th
and the single 'This Song Is Your Own' serviced to radio this week

Juno Falls are happy to find themselves in some pretty illustrious company
Both the Album and the Single have been mastered at
Metropolis by Miles Showell who has previously mastered albums for

Portishead, Doves, Starsailor, Dido, Primal Scream, Beth Orton
Faithless, Gabrielle, Craig David, Morcheeba
 
 
 
  'The Big Bow Wow' gets bigger !

Network 2's TAM topping new drama series 'The Big Bow Wow'
is to feature a specially recorded version of 'Kiss Me' from the upcoming new Juno Falls
album 'Starlight Drive'

Recently signed to Sony Publishing,
Juno Falls release their new album
on April 30th

Watch out also for the single 'This Song Is Your Own'
Which indeed can be 'your own', and totally free of charge.
In a ground breaking move Juno Falls and Hot Press have come together
to make it available as a free download at www.hotpress.com

Further info at www.junofalls.com
 
 
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