Formed in the early 90’s by brothers Krishna and Amarnath Jones, Lucius Borich and Dave Kyle Sydney progressive funk rock band JUICE was a collaboration of four accomplished musicians and lifelong friends.Emerging from the burgeoning jam funk party scene in Sydney, JUICE quickly established themselves as a formidable live act with much heavier rock leanings.
Focusing on deep heavy grooves, intricate powerful guitar riffs and unconventional melodic song structure, JUICE quickly established an underground following and earned the attention of radio and record companies alike.
In 1993 the release of their self-funded EP “Movin’ On” earned the band an ARIA nomination for best independent release and high rotation on Triple J.
On the back of the EP’s success national tours followed and a record deal with Polydor ensued, which saw the release of the band’s successful debut album “Wine of Life” an album well received by fans, radio and critics alike.
With this acclaimed album JUICE once again toured Australia nationally as main support with top acts such as INXS, Hoodoo Gurus, Radiohead and The Tea Party, and performed at the Big Day Out and Byron Bay Music festival.
JUICE’S second album, “Fractured”, was again funded independently after the band parted ways with Polydor and was released in 1995. However, the album was released after the band decided to go their separate ways and focus on individual projects.
As such “Fractured” is an album that is largely known only by dedicated fans and remains an undiscovered musical gem. All members continued to work and create in the music business, Amarnath and Krishna forming the band ‘Juggernaut’ and Krishna releasing several solo albums.
Lucius recording with the ‘Hanging Tree’ and achieving gold status albums with ‘COG’, and Dave Kyle with independent band ‘Subterranean’ and working as a session player.
Whilst JUICE were together for only a relatively short time they caused quite a storm during that period in the Australian music scene and many fans have been waiting eagerly for a comeback!
After a successful JUICE reunion gig in Sydney at the Bondi Beach Road Hotel the seeds were sown for such a possibility, with all members keen to start the writing process once more.
JUICE hit the studio and after an extensive writing period JUICE have culled from a pool of thirty plus songs to deliver a tight collection of riff laden rock tracks to form the new album “SIGNS” which was released in 2019 and is only available here from the Store page.
With many vast ranging influences from powerful grooves to heavy progressive rock the album is a breath of fresh air to the rock music scene.