Posts Tagged ‘JPNSGRLS’

ALBUM: JPNSGRLS – Divorce

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Release Date: July 22nd 2016
Label: Light Organ Records
Website: www.jpnsgrls.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jpnsgrls
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jpnsgrls

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The UK’s introduction to JPNSGRLS (that’s Japanese Girls, by the way) came back in 2014 at Hit The Deck Festival, but you’re much more likely to find the vowel dodgers playing with bands like Foals in their native Canada. The garage pop band don’t have the aggression or mentality to make it on the alternative circuit over here, but are far better off rivalling the top dogs in indie rock and concentrate on dethroning the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen with the catchiest and cleverest tracks from sophomore record, ‘Divorce’.

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BANDS THAT INSPIRE: JPNSGRLS

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If you’re into garage rock or indie/alternative guitar music then JPNSGRLS need to be on your playlist immediately; think Arctic Monkeys being aggressive mixed with Hot Hot Heat and Franz Ferdinand hooks and you’ll be about half way there. The Canadian band are about to drop their second record ‘Divorce’ and we managed to catch up with frontman Charlie Kerr to find out which records inspire him when writing.

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LIVE: Hit The Deck Festival @ Nottingham (26/04/2015)

Date: April 26th, 2015
Venue: Various Venues, Nottingham
Website: www.hitthedeckfestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hitthedeckfestival
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hitthedeckfest

After a stint at its second home in Bristol yesterday, Hit The Deck Festival has returned for yet another year in its original home of Nottingham, though has been cut down from seven stages to just four over the twelve months since it last came about. Still, with a headline slot from Skindred on the cards, the smaller dose could still carry the same punch.

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