Posts tagged Japandroids.

'The Garage ain't the ideal environ for squawky Vancouver rawk duo Japandroids to take to. Its toilet floors unblemished by the scummy erosion induced by incomprehensible urinary misfire; its walls plastered in woefully Photoshopped posters vainly attempting to entice to some inconsequential show from an ever to remain unheard of: put simply it’s a venue more sterile than many a hospital bed. Its upstairs is air-conditioned for fuck’s sake. But this is the last night of a frenzied UK tour which has taken in three London dates in the space of a week and, as the squiggly sweat-haired Brian King persistently avows, they’re in the mood to unapologetically “destroy the place.” And who the heck are we to stand in the way of an unrestrained luminary, the beam puked across his face throughout as indebted to the intake of oz upon oz of JD as it is to the innate mirth located within imminent LP, Celebration Rock.’

Dots & Dashes review Japandroids’ end-of-tour Loft Party upstairs at The Garage…

Japandroids, The Garage, 29th May 2012.

'It's been three long years since Vancouver duo Japandroids boomed and blasted us with Post-Nothing and said temporal void feels ever more endless still. However there’s today news of a new record, expected June 4th on Polyvinyl Record Co., that ought to alleviate the anxieties over their whereabouts and, after all that exhaustive touring, wellbeing. Entitled Celebration Rock, although the above artwork may intimate a worn down exhaustion when compared with that adorning the previous long-player The House That Heaven Built is as instantly urgent and triumphantly visceral as ever. Indeed as Andrew Johnston expounds on Soundcloud, it sounds a little like The Hold Steady’s Stuck Between Stations although only had Craig Finn duetted with packs of rabid canines and gutturally bayed his way through the thing…’


Brian King and David Prowse play London’s CAMP Basement May 22nd and Barcelona’s San Miguel Primavera Sound the following week (31st)…