About the Band
Harli & The House of Jupiter is a band with a message. Growing up in Charlottesville, Virginia, multi-instrumentalist Harli Saxon witnessed everything from discrimination and poverty to abuse and the foster care system, and she turned to songwriting as a refuge. In 2016, Saxon found a kindred spirit in guitarist Jonathan Daughdrill and combined their diverse influences of blues, soul, punk, and metal, to create a unique style that they call “soul punk.” Along with Saxon’s cousin, drummer Jesse Lloyd, they became Harli & The House of Jupiter and set off on a mission: to make music that informs, inspires change, and challenges society to do better.
Despite their young ages, Harli & The House of Jupiter have already acquired significant critical praise. Saxon’s accolades include winning the first annual Tom Tom Festival Songwriting Contest when she was just 13 years old and multiple “Battle of the Bands” wins. The band has played on some of the biggest stages in central Virginia, including The Jefferson Theater and The Sprint Pavilion. Their first album, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign, was released in June 2019.
Harli & The House of Jupiter’s debut studio album, Deja Vu, is a fusion of old and new. Some songs, like “World of Lies” and “Underground,” have been in the works since Saxon was in middle school. Other tracks, like “March of the Gods” and “The Reckoning,” are products of her collaboration with Daughdrill and Lloyd. Recorded at the Music Resource Center and produced by Lucas Brown of Breakers, the record seamlessly blends styles and genres to create an emotive, heavy-hitting sound that is uniquely their own.