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Japanese Television share new single ‘Falling Spikes’ taken from EP III

August 24, 2020

Japanese Television share new single ‘Falling Spikes’ taken from EP III

 EP III out September 4th via Tip Top Recordings

New single ‘Falling Spikes’ out now

Japanese Television don’t surf, but if they did, it would be on a swirling wave of reverb-drenched organ, garage-rock guitars, hypno-motorik bass and pounding, ritualistic drums.

The band formed in 2018 through a shared love of fuzz boxes, Joe Meek and UFOs and together they invented “Space Surf”. Upon discovering it already existed, they reinvented it. Taking the primal stomp of early garage bands and the wild, sonic wheeling of later psych oddballs, Japanese Television mix in strange, rare instruments and homemade effects pedals to create something as alluring as it is unique. 

On September 4th they will release their brand new 5 track slice of motorik space twang, once again partnering with Chicago label Tip Top Recordings. Preferring to work in a cold, dusty, village hall somewhere deep in the wilds of the east British countryside, Japanese Television once again recorded live to an old 8 track machine with The Wytches’ Kristian Bell following the success of EPs I & II which both sold out first and second pressings immediately. EP III kicks off with the otherworldly psychedelia of lead single ‘Bee Cage’, an expansive, groove-laden astral treat that encapsulates the bands rhythmic jams and dramatically sets the tone for the full release.

Follow-up’s ‘Martian Soup’ and ‘Falling Spikes’ lean into their more slacker, laid-back noise-outs but at no point do they relent. ‘Hot Sauce’, an immersive live favourite, revels in its own delirium before closer ‘Moon Glider’ sees us off with intoxicating headiness. 

After unveiling “Falling Spikes” the band showcase their flawless ability to hone in on expansive grooves and craft the most addictive rhythms which are destined to captivate their audience from the get-go. An intoxicating new composition that hypnotizes. Japanese Television have crafted a track which they alter the time signatures and intensity at sudden turns, surprising yet completely sincere. It’s bold, unpredictable and immense.

Japanese Television · Falling Spikes

Their 2019 Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session spread their cosmic, beachy gospel far and wide and they also made ‘Best of the Year’ lists by the likes of Gideon Coe and Amy Lamé. They sold out shows across the UK on their last two tours, along with highly-billed festival appearances across the UK & Europe, including Lewes Psych Festival and Rotterdam’s Left of the Dial. JTV are growing and changing, but their cosmic glow remains as extraordinary as ever.

Live dates:

Friday 4th September, Global Live Stream via ‘The Preservation Room’

Friday 26th March, The Lexington, London tickets

Saturday 27th March, Patterns, Brighton tickets

Thursday 1st April, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham tickets

Friday 2nd April, The Castle Hotel, Manchester tickets

Saturday 3rd April, Karmafest, The Chameleon, Nottingham tickets

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