Juice have perhaps best been described as “post a cappella”. Citing everything from The Boswell Sisters, Bjork and Meredith Monk as influences, their purely vocal music takes all manner of unpredictable directions, and they have a flexibility that spans hip hop to Irish folk song, via both profoundly classical and experimental directions.
Formed while students at York University, they’ve been together as a group now for several years, and have perfected a flawless and tight live sound, which they took last year on a highly successful American tour, including a Nonclassical showcase at SXSW festival in Texas.
Their debut album was released in 2011, and has been followed up by appearances in all kinds of settings, most recently premiering a new soundtrack by Mira Calix at the British Film Institute.
Juice member Anna Snow is the vocalist on Tansy Davies’ album Troubaritz, also on Nonclassical: