Written by Cappella Santos Brown
It has been just over a month since the Warped Tour 2017 lineup was announced and a little less than two months until the festival kicks off in Seattle, Washington. I don’t know about you, but this festival always gets me hyped. Warped Tour 2015 standouts Jule Vera are back for another round this summer and, trust me, if you miss their set, you’ll regret it.
In the past, Jule Vera has described their sound as a “cinematic kind of alternative pop-rock”, but their sound is so chameleon-like that it’s hard to box them into one genre. With a new single out this past March and an album on the way, the band consisting of Ansley Newman (vocals), Jake Roland (guitar), Will Stacey (bass), Kyle “Hogarth” Horvath (drums), and Chase Haws (guitar) are about to steal the hearts of Warped Tour attendees across America.
Shortly after signing with Pure Noise Records in January of 2015, the band teamed up with Alternative Press magazine to release their first single “One Little String.” Their EP titled Friendly Enemies was released in June of the same year—just in time for Warped Tour—and the band quickly became a crowd favourite. Also in 2015, Jule Vera found themselves at #2 on Alternative Press’ “Best Music Videos of 2015 so far” and landed a spot on the magazine’s “100 Bands You Need to Know in 2015.”
2016 was the year that Jule Vera would open for a number of bands, proving their worth and earning their spot in the alternative music scene. After months and months of their fans begging for new music, Jule Vera ended the metaphorical drought by releasing their new single titled “Lifeline” a beautifully uplifting anthem for today’s youth about choosing your own destiny.
We predict that 2017 will be Jule Vera’s biggest year yet, as they are already getting the recognition they deserve. In fact, Jule Vera (along with rock band Lydia) is the first act to sign to Pure Noise Records and Sony Music’s newest lovechild, Weekday Records. Be sure to stream “Lifeline” so you can sing along with them at a Warped Tour nearest you.