In July 2017, the band recorded a number of tracks at Glasshouse Studios in Oxford. The first track, 'Antidote’, was released digitally on November 10th and received an extremely positive reception from critics, who described the track as "stunning", "beautiful", and praised Juniper Nights for "succeed[ing] in creating something with real resonance." After reviewing 'Antidote', Jammerzine magazine selected Juniper Nights as one of their 17 standout artists of 2017. The band released their debut EP, 'Human Rush', on February 2nd 2018. Human Rush was rated highly by critics, with Bucketlist Music Reviews giving it a score of 9.5/10, making it their top album of the week.