Jupiter In Velvet - ‘The World Didn’t Start With U’ 

“One of the most thrilling and inspired pop-rock musical artists of the early 21st century scores himself yet another bull's eye with  his terrific latest album” Joe Wawryzniak of July 2015 

“it's the sheer abundance of sparkling joy and vitality that permeates every last incandescent note which in turn makes this    album such a pleasure to listen to” Joe Wawryzniak of July 2015 

“This is one of the year’s best indie releases and deserves any success that comes its way.” Lydia Hillenberg 

    All What’s Rock Blog Aug. 2015 

“Find this album and listen to it because none of us have the chance to often hear a songwriter who brings different genres  under one tent with such apparent ease” Lance Wright Indiemunity Aug. 2015 

“this album is dangerously good” Jay Snyder Music Emissions Sept. 2, 2015 

“All in all this is a very solid album that had me coming back for repeat listens even after the review was over” 

   Joshua Stryde Aug. 2015 

“The World Didn’t Start With U is a tempestuous, impassioned ride through one brilliant musician’s imagination and the  experience is exhilarating” Dale Butcher Indie Artist Alliance Sept. 2015 

“Jupiter in Velvet crackles with one of a kind creativity that never sounds beholden to the past, flat-footed in the present, or  unsure in the future” Lydia Hillenberg All What’s Rock Blog Aug. 2015 

“This is songwriting with legs and boundless flexibility to change with an artist’s ever-evolving vision” Wayne Tool 

   DahiphipPlace Music Blog Sept. 2015 

"Jupiter in Velvet plays like an artist intent on making a statement and, if so, this album succeeds wildly" 

   Dale Butcher Indie Artist Alliance Sept. 2015 

"I can’t say I’ve ever heard a record like THE WORLD DIDN'T START WITH U" Jay Synder Vents Magazine Aug. 20, 2015 

"It’s a head-on collision between blistering hard rock and the melodic sweep of the grandest pop" Wayne Toole 

   DahiphipPlace Music Blog Sept. 2015 

“It’s no secret that I live to rock and the sooner that you hit me in the face with a big riff, the sooner I’m going to appreciate your  band. London-based solo artist Jupiter in Velvet surprised me by dropping a big, high-flying hard rock riff full of fuzz on the  opening track, “The World Didn’t Start with U” and, by doing so, I was immediately won over. “ Jay Snyder Vents Magazine Aug.  20, 2015 

“There’s an effortless fusion of retro musical elements with fiery modern textures. The World Didn’t Start With U is a powerful  effort and sure to win over new converts to Velvet’s songwriting and sound.” Scott Hillenburg Skope Magazine Aug. '15 

“The World Didn’t Start With U has the sort of energy you might typically associate with debut albums put together with a real  attention to detail and a polished songwriter’s ear.” Michael Saulman MusicExistence Blog Aug. 2015 

"On his 4th album, ‘The World Didn’t Start With U’, Jupiter in Velvet has marshaled his considerable musical firepower 2 deliver  a knockout punch 2 anyone within his reach" Stephen Bailey PenWebBlog Reviews Sept. 2 2015 

“If Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page and Robert Smith had a baby, you might end up with the eclectic work on  soloist Jupiter in Velvet’s latest work The World Didn’t Start with U. “ Scott Wigley Indie Artist Alliance Aug. 2015

Press Quotes on Jupiter In Velvet’s 

Glitter On The Sun Album 

"Brilliant! VENTS MAGAZINE Reviews JupiterInVelvet's latest album GLITTER ON THE SUN 

"The songs themselves are addictive, eccentric, fascinating, and infectious" IndieMusicDigest review GLITTER ON THE SUN - Jupiter In Velvet 

"This is 1 of the most original sounding artists I’ve heard in quite some time" BandBlurb Reviews Jupiter In Velvet album GLITTER ON THE SUN 

"Just when U think U got this guy & his band down U get blindsided by more songwriting depth" GIGBAND Jupiter In Velvet's GLITTER ON THE SUN 

"With a mean guitar & a smooth as silk voice this artist channels explosive energy" IndieShark review Jupiter In Velvet's GLITTER ON THE SUN 

"Glitter acts as a pretty astonishingly vivid soundtrack 2 a concert in one’s own imagination" ExpressMilwaukee on JupiterInVelvet's GLITTER 

"Jupiter In Velvet rates highly as 1 of the most exciting & original artists of current vintage" JerseyBeat - Jupiter In Velvet's Glitter CD 

"This is insanely enjoyable and energetic pop-rock done by a true master craftsman" JerseyBeat on Jupiter In Velvet’s Glitter On The Sun CD 

“You can tell 2 minutes into Track 1 “So Automatic”, the seamless timing, amazing playing, and well honed movement you might be in for something truly special” All What’s Rock Blog Oct. 2014 

“2min in2 “So Automatic” the seamless timing & amazing playing, U might b in 4 something truly special” AllWhat’sRock JIV GLITTER ON THE SUN 

“2 minutes in2 “So Automatic”, the seamless timing, amazing playing & well honed movement U might b in 4 something special” AllWhatsRockBlog 

“13 catchy and uplifting songs that will keep the listener mesmerized and fully entertained” VentsMag – Jupiter In Velvet’s GLITTER ON THE SUN 

“One can hear tidbits of classic “Beatle-esque” fretwork layered within each song” VentsMag Review JUPITER IN VELVET’S Glitter On The Sun 

“much of Jupiter In Velvet’s artistry goes beyond traditional playing and songwriting” VentsMag Review JUPITER IN VELVET’S Glitter On The Sun 

“HIGHLY addictive and hooky” reviews Jupiter In Velvet’s GLITTER ON THE SUN 

“this album is definitely one of my favorite pop CD’s I’ve heard” review JUPITER IN VELVET’S ‘Glitter On The Sun’

Press Quotes for 'Shut Off Your Mind'
“Shut Off Your Mind” is an eclectic mixture of all the best modern Alternative Pop Rock, this eccentric Singer-Songwriter has to offer. . Of particular note are the smooth, soothing vocals provided by Jupiter himself. His voice is somewhat artistically beautiful while retaining a masculine fullness that compliments the skillful array of guitar chops and sounds that compliment the rest of the music." Drew Blackwell, Rock & Roll View (Oct 14, 2013)

"Coming on like furious gangbusters, rock singer/songwriter Jupiter In Velvet hits it straight out of the ballpark with his remarkably upbeat, exciting, and energetic sophomore album. Jupiter’s passionate vocals soar to the heavens and beyond with rip-roaring gusto while his songwriting displays a winning knack for tasty hooks and catchy dynamic melodies."   -  Joe Wawryzniak, Jersey Beat (Sep 23, 2013)

"Jupiter in Velvet makes glamorous pop at least as inclusive and scads more fun than Lady Gaga’s archer iterations to similar effect. Jupiter’s worth a trip."  Jamie Rake, Express (Sep 19, 2013)

"Jupiter In Velvet who is a one man operation (except live) invites the listener to sift through a multitude of punk rock sounds, all of which congeal in a tangible yet gorgeous selection of songs."   Nathan Kidwell, Vents Magazine (Oct 21, 2013)

"UK Rock act Jupiter In Velvet’s new CD, Shut Off Your Mind is a carefully crafted collection of songs showcasing Electro-Punk Rock artisanship at its best, creating a punk based foundation for memorable and hooky songs."  - Ann Hollister, Skope Magazine (Oct 21, 2013

"The result is both heavy and beautiful; rock and roll, re-imagined, and reinvigorated. On this you’ll hear Jupiter In Velvet’s impressive writing and singing that lets it all hang out. He’s a very impressive talent, and also grants one rare access to peer into the tormented soul of a quintessential artist..."  Blaine Calhoun, All What's Rock Blog (Oct 22, 2013)

"Shut Off Your Mind” is a great album and is not far from groundbreaking for Jupiter In Velvet. It has some real magical moments on it but mostly it’s a good time, rock n’ roll package.  I look at Jupiter In Velvet and I see a modern day version of David Bowie or even Paul McCartney."  Loren Sperry, GasHouse (Oct 23, 2013)

"Over the years JIV has honed his craft into one unique sound that’s instantly identifiable by audiences worldwide. It has also created a well rounded and versed musician. Under the alias of Jupiter in Velvet moniker this is one artist that audiences would benefit to experience live as well. I believe there’s a detached and disgruntled audience just waiting for him to arrive."  - Kelly Macina, Music News Nashville (Oct 30, 2013)

"Jupiter In Velvet displays a masterful mix of all genres, but his voice and amazing songwriter’s touch are the highlight of it all. Enter in the impressive vocal work meshed with the clever lyrics you have the perfect setting for an amazing album. 'Shut Off Your Mind' is sure to make a positive impact on all who listen."  - Michael Kula, GigBand (Nov 02, 2013)

Press Quotes About "Screaming the Love Behind the Scars"

“There is also a unique quality to this catalogue that breaks the mold from the mundane pop-rock that’s been filling the airwaves lately.” Heather Savage, Skope Magazine January 16, 2013

“The whole CD is a breath of fresh air and is full of what I would call rocked out energy with pop-style music that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels.”
Michael Keith, Rock n’ Roll View January 2013

“It’s definitely a record that gives us a fresh view of an amazing artist from London. He also takes us back a few years – before everything started sounding like – well like everything else.” Kevin K-Hub Huber, All Whats Rock Blog January 17, 2013

“So what do bands like MPOX, Blink 182, and The Killers got that Jupiter in Velvet doesn’t? Not much if you ask me save the multi million dollars promotional machines and major record label support.” Rory Richardson, Vents Mag, January 2013

“In close, most famous artists out there have “it”, I’m not so sure what that is but Jupiter In Velvet has whatever “it” is.”
Michael Morrison, EVOR , January 2013

“Jupiter in Velvet is just a breath away from Modern Pop or even Light Punk but skillfully and methodically never crosses the line into those realms. All songs are impressive snapshots - wonderfully simple but masterful in their overall arrangements.”
Drew Blackwell, The Grateful Web January 2013

"But for now I can honestly say this is one English artist who clearly gives you a musical snapshot that is highly original, uplifting and dare I say brilliantly stylish in scope."  Michael Rand, Indie Artists Alliance, January 22, 2013

“In close Screaming the Love Behind the Stars by "Jupiter n Velvet" is a consistent musical production from start to finish. It’s strong suit – its polished rock feel, hooky grooves and amazing songs.” Cyrus Rhodes, Indie Music Digest, January 2013

“The lead singer’s voice sounds a lot like Bowies… 10 songs all strong, check them out!”
Ginger Coyote, Punk Globe, December 2012

“First: the impressive JIV on guitar and vocals coupled with the impressive line-up of opening songs makes quite the first impression. JIV delivers rock solid playing and impressive songwriting skills to boot.”   Heather Savage, Skope Magazine, January 16, 2013

“Whether it’s musically, lyrically, inspirationally, emotionally, spiritually – if you feel like music is taking us in the wrong direction than rest assured Jupiter In Velvet is taking us back in the right direction.”   Michael Keith, Rock n’ Roll View January 2013

“It’s a nice easy flowing record that delivers solid songwriting with an amazing voice. Fnally an artists that get’s it. Jupiter in velvet reminds me of a English version of Weezer with a Punk Rock chaser.”  Kevin K-Hub Huber, All Whats Rock Blog January 17, 2013

“Final Word: Jupiter in Velvet stands out from other Indie-Alt artists in a good way within this very saturated singer/songwriter market. His answer to mundane music is to deliver something unique with a breath of fresh air. Armed with a brilliant artistic perspective, superlative writing, and an infectious English persona to call his own.”   Rory Richardson, Vents Mag, January 2013

“The vocal abilities and passion are to die for. The overall vibe of the production is upbeat, catchy, hooky…”
Michael Morrison, EVOR , January 2013

“”I must admit Screaming the Love Behind the Stars sucked me in like a powerful drug and refused to let go long after the music was over. This usually indicates he is something special about the artist or band in question.”
Drew Blackwell, The Grateful Web January 2013