Los Angeles-based Peppermint Heaven, aka Juno and Spark, releases their brand-new EP, Rocktropolis, a four-track collection of ‘80s-laced new wave and glam rock.
Spark shared, “In the making of ‘Rocktropolis,’ we wanted to do a tribute to the past, as well as give a strong message to the present and future about what we could all do to help the world. Juno’s lead singing in this EP is strong and can lead into the future to inspire all!”
Produced by Peppermint Heaven and mixed by multi-platinum mixer/producer Brian Reeves (Selena Gomez, SimpleMinds, Giorgia Moroder, Pet Shop Boys), Rocktropolis sees the duo shifting their sound in a different direction, including robust guitar riffs, upbeat production, and heavy-duty basslines.
With more than 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, along with over 10 million streams, Peppermint Heaven’s music continues to attract listeners in leaps and bounds. Peppermint Heaven has been featured in elite outlets such as CLASH, Datatransmission, Electronic Groove, The Music Essentials, Essentially Pop, and Magnetic Magazine.
The EP begins with “1-2-3,” opening on gleaming leitmotifs, full of sparkling energy, riding a deliciously finessed rhythm. Hints of new wave flavors blend with glam rock textures as Juno’s evocative voice imbues the lyrics with optimistic tones.
“Do You Wanna Rock” travels on a driving rhythm featuring popping percussion and a fat, vibrating bassline. Sizzling guitar accents fill the backdrop with luminous, dazzling sonic inflections. Juno’s dreamy, creamy vocals give the lyrics alluring vibrancy. On the chorus, the bassline injects the tune with mounting, rumbling pizzazz.
“Convertible Top” thrums with luscious glittering tones juxtaposed against the potent bassline, pumping out heady energy. Radiant harmonies highlight Juno’s deluxe voice, full of scrumptious ‘80s timbres.
“Only What You Make” rolls out on slightly darker colors atop a thumping rhythm as oscillating textures infuse the harmonics with a rippling effect. There’s a beguiling dance push underscoring the rhythm, providing the song with tantalizing dynamism.
With Rocktropolis, Peppermint Heaven does just that – rocks the socks off the city with punchy, contagious retro sounds.