Jupither's doing pretty well for a bunch of kids barely out of high school, as their enjoyably tuneful big rock sound has already earned them legions of fans in the U.S. and Europe. The band's core is vocalist (and former bassist) Dan Larsson and drummer/keyboardist Mohammed Kahn, who had been playing music together in their small Swedish suburban hometown since age nine. After the addition of guitarists Olov Nilzen and Christopher Falkman, Jupither quickly won a local newspaper band competition, which enabled them to record their debut EP, It's Planetary, in 1998. The same year, bassist Nicolas Nuzzaci joined the band, allowing Larsson to focus on his vocal duties. Soon after, It's Planetary was licensed to Crank! Since then, the group has released a handful of new singles and a full-length called Jupither Strikes Back. With their accessibly loud
Jawbreakerish sound, these kids' future looks bright.
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