Tour: Japandroids returning to Australia this August
When powerhouse Vancouver duo Japandroids were snapping necks at Laneway Festival during their inaugural Australian visit earlier this year, they continually preached from stage how much they loved being here and vowed that they would come back soon for some more intimate performances. Now the band have announced that they’re coming back this August and September.
The Canadian duo, Brian King (guitar, vocals) and David Prowse (drums, vocals) formed Japandroids back in 2006, and – influenced heavily by The Sonics – quickly began writing and recording their own music, and in the spirit of true DIY putting on their own gigs around Vancouver.
After a couple of years and a couple of EPs they recorded their debut long-player, ‘Post-Nothing’, but soon became disillusioned with life in the band, and resolved to break up once they self-released the record in early-2009. However, once the album was in the public domain the blogosphere took over and soon – with next to no promotion – ‘Post-Nothing’ went gangbusters. Pitchfork and other online tastemakers started heralding Japandroids’ talents from the (virtual) rooftops, and before you can say, ‘We’re getting the band back together!’ they had the band back together and the rest, as they say, is history.
The ensuing Post-Nothing tour that they ended up undertaking saw them play 200 rapturously-received shows in over 20 countries, and it was only a matter of time before they were writing and recording 2012’s follow up, ‘Celebration Rock’. That album built even further on Japandroids’ knack for anthemic, celebratory rock’n’roll, finding a middle ground between the arena stylings of Springsteen and the barroom mantras of bands like The Hold Steady and Fucked Up, all given their own distinctive punk- tinged twist.
So whether you were already blown away by Japandroids earlier this year when they dominated Laneway or are a complete newcomer to their incendiary and primordial live show, do yourself the proverbial favour when the pair hit stages near you this August and September for their second Australian jaunt for 2013 – they don’t call it Celebration Rock for nothing!
Japandroids Australian Tour August 2013
Perth – Mon 26 Aug @ Rosemount Hotel (buy tickets)
Adelaide – Tue 27 Aug @ Ed Castle (buy tickets)
Melbourne – Fri 30 Aug @ Corner Hotel (buy tickets)
Sydney – Sat 31 Aug @ Manning Bar (buy tickets)
Brisbane – Sun 01 Sep @ The Zoo (buy tickets)
‘Celebration Rock’ is out now on Pod through Inertia.