If you like The 1975, listen to Junior Empire.
In early June, all social media traces of London-based five-piece The Mispers suddenly disappeared from the web. Days later, the band resurfaced under a new name—Junior Empire—with a smashing debut track to match. With "West Coast," the rebranded group makes a gleaming first impression, blending smooth acoustics with trickling piano chords, ripping guitar solos and an anthemic chorus.
It's tough to write original content about a place as iconic as L.A., but Junior Empire meets the challenge. We'll be keeping an ear out for more from the quintet.