I admittedly have a penchant for bands with sweet female vocals. The voice of Amber Valentine is equally saccharine sweet and tough as asphalt; transitioning from a sugary lilt to tense volume in a split second. Valentine brings to mind Kim Deal, Juliana Hatfield and Kim Gordon all rolled into one, each crooning and screaming over the guttural heat and bravado of guitars and frantic drumming. Jucifer make no efforts to hide their love of the last decade and with proper reason. They take the best parts of the grunge wave and combine them into a cavalcade of catchy choruses, quiet/ loud juxtapositions and the embodiment of youthful release. Their songs are the sounds of a room of sweaty teenagers all trying to get as close to the stage as possible only to throw themselves back into the fray; eyes closed and free for only a second.
[MP3] Jucifer -Pontius of Palia
[MP3] Jucifer -Hennin Hardine