Track Of The Day – Haunted Hearts – ‘Johnny Jupiter’


“Just HOW do these people sleep at night !”  No don’t worry we haven’t suddenly morphed into a modern day version of Mary Whitehouse brandishing the Daily Mail before launching into an ill-informed diatribe about society’s moral degeneration.  To be honest we’re rather partial to a bit of moral degeneration.  We genuinely mean-  how do Dee Dee Penny (Dum Dum Girls) and her husband Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles), the Jonathan and Jennifer Hart of the indie world actually find time to sleep at night – given the seemingly endless fountain of creativity that seems to spurt forth.

In between writing and touring with their own bands last year saw them reveal their Haunted Hearts collaboration with two tracks “Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good” and ‘House Of Lords’ which will both appear on the band’s début album Initiation, released via their own Zoo Music  label.  Today’s track of the day ‘Johnny Jupiter’ is from said album and is underpinned by an undulating krautrock cadence, replete with a tripped out psychedelic space-disco vibe.

Haunted Hearts is something more than simply Dum Dum Girls meets Crocodiles; this is collaboration free from pressure or deadlines in which Dee Dee and Brandon share and experiment with their own musical influences (and judging by the video below their lipstick too Wink )  Suffice to say having heard the album if you’re a fan of either band you are certainly in for a treat.  (‘Love Incognito’ and ‘Bring You Down’ for example are remarkable)







Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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