‘The best kept secret from Nijmegen between De Staat and Frank Boeijen’, thus qualified a renowned editor from OOR-magazine this band. When Obey the Heart was released, early in 2019, critics made comparisons with Roxy Music, Madrugada and Nick Cave.
The Juneville boys didn’t mind…
Their debut album In the Garden, a collection of melancholy introvert songs, was very well received and given five stars by Lust For Life Magazine. Soon after 3voor12 Gelderland nominated the band for Best Live Act.
And again, its successor, produced by guitarist BJ Baartmans got outstanding reviews. It is a record that touches a variety of styles: dreamy ballads, two chord rocksongs, to old fashioned dirty blues. Dutch deejay Dolf Jansen pronounced the record to album of the week in his show NPO 3FM KX Radio.
And now, this present time, the band has just finished a new collection of four songs. With a lot of fun and the aide of engineer and producer Jop van Summeren (De Staat) Juneville comes forward with Alright!, delightful and firm uptempo rock.
‘Juneville: the best kept secret from Nijmegen between Frank Boeijen and De Staat.’
OOR, Henk Tummers (voormalig redacteur)
‘Madrugada and Nick Cave are of some importance,but first and foremost it turned out be a sublime record with a wide variety of songs.’
MANIA, Erik Mundt
“Vocally as well as musically this album is a fine job. Without too much fuss. Thats how the lyrics of Nabbe get the space they deserve […] The narrator uses – almost as in Jerzy Kosinski’s calssic novel “Being There” – the garden as a metaphor for life, death and living on stronger and wiser. That’s how Nijmegen based Juneville has created something extraordinary beautiful out of “The voice of singer Pieter Nabbe is dark, captivating and strong. His songs are outstanding and are hard te relate to any kind of genre.’
KINDAMUZIK, Niels Steeghs
[Juneville] ‘did a splendid job adding something beautiful of its own to the legacy of popmusic.’
[Juneville has] ‘bent the achievements of pop music to its own insight and added something beautiful.’
‘ Why on earth Pieter Nabbe only started singing and writing songs after he turned 45, is a mystery.’the miserable.”
MUSIC MAKER, Harry de Jong
“As a singer Nabbe knows how to direct every, well chosen word with his distinct and sometimes gravelly voice, as a composer he writes songs with a bottomless melancholy. [..] In The Garden hasn’t got a single weak song. […] This is not just a very good album. One should bow for his outstanding collection of songs and take one’s hat off.”
LUST FOR LIFE, Chris van Oostrom
“Pieter Nabbe did place striking, emotional songs on the record and surrounded himself with a bunch of good musicians who provide his songs with provocative/ stimulating accents”.
DE KRENTEN UIT DE POP, Erwin Zijleman
“Not only vocally, but also musically this album fits well together. Without too much fuss. Thats how the lyrics of Nabbe get the space they deserve […] The narrator uses – almost as in Jerzy Kosinski’s calssic roman “Being There” – the garden as a metaphor for life, death and continuing stronger en wiser. That’s how Juneville from Nijmegen created something pretty out of the miserable, in the silence that falls after the storm”.
KINDAMUZIK, Niels Steeghs
“Straight from heart, poetic lyrics and subtle arrangements performed by fine musicians, that is what Nijmegen based Juneville offers to an admiring audience. This is a promising band!”
Apeldoorndirect, Pedro Waldenaar (about show @ Gigant Café Apeldoorn)
“Tonight first and foremost we have experienced honesty and passion. With their second album Obey the Heart, the band explores new directions and offers the audience a powerful show in a remarkable balanced set of outstanding songs.”
3voor12 Gelderland, Patrick Struijker Boudier (about Releaseshow @ Doornroosje Nijmegen)