FLOODS IN JAPAN RELEASE DEBUT EP “DEMO” OUT NOW VIA BETH SHALOM RECORDS
Created entirely in quarantine Kent based hardcore-grunge outfit, Floods in Japan, release their debut EP, DEMO, on Beth Shalom Records.
Floods in Japan was formed in 2020 by Stuart Palmer and El Tyler of Kent band, Hounding, whilst traveling home from an itoldyouiwouldeatyou show. With this being the 3rd band to have formed from this partnership, the pair endeavoured to create a space separate from their other projects to explore a genre of which they are heavily influenced by. Drawing influence from the likes of pageninetynine., Orchid, and Rites of Spring they invited friends and frequent collaborators, Ewan Bennett and Laurence Crow on board to finalise the line up.
The new record features 3 tracks of pure adrenaline-shot punk/grunge/post punk crossover. One thing remains constant throughout Demo– Floods in Japan are aggressive. Their aggression spills out into the energetic bursts of frenetic percussion, blasting riffs, scratchy bass notes and their fearless vocals. Their quick and attentive arrangements provide a corrosive essence, this is a big band. Big in sound, big in lyrics, better yet- bold. Demo is a unique uprising debut from a fierce yet fun force.
“We recorded this Demo EP remotely through quarantine. El wrote the songs in a sitting or two and sent them over to Ewan to lay some drums on. We expected these to just serve as demos for when we eventually are able to meet up and play together – unavailable at the time due to quarantine – but once the rest of the band got hold of the tracks and added parts to them, we felt we wanted to release them to the world. The entire ethos of this release is DIY. We recorded and produced the tracks ourselves as well as the accompanying videography for them. We wanted to create something that we felt encapsulated the frustration of feeling like a powerless part of a society rigged against us, the people.“
Demo is out now on all streaming platforms and available on ‘order to cut’ 7” vinyl!