Japandroids Biography

Japandroids is a Canadian rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, consisting of Brian King (guitar, vocals) and David Prowse (drums, vocals).

Formed in 2006, the band rose to prominence following the release of their debut album Post-Nothing (2009). Their second album, Celebration Rock (2012), was released to widespread critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone listing it as one of The 10 Coolest Summer Albums of All Time, and Spin naming them 2012's Band of the Year. Japandroids toured heavily in support of both albums, gaining notoriety for their live performances and extensive international concert tours. Between 2009 and 2013, the band performed approximately 500 shows in 44 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

Japandroids' music has been described as "one part classic rock, one part punk", due to their blending of classic rock influences such as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, with punk rock influences such as The Replacements and Husker Du.

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Japandroids News

Japandroids announce early EP collection tracklisting and release date

'No Singles' will be released on May 11

  • Mar 13, 2010

Japandroids announce North American tour

Canadian duo to hit the road in March and April

  • Jan 8, 2010

Japandroids expand Spring 2010 UK tour

Canadian duo to hit the UK in February

  • Nov 6, 2009

Japandroids announce spring 2010 London date

Canadian duo to hit the capital in February

  • Oct 31, 2009

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Japandroids - 'Celebration Rock'

Japandroids - 'Celebration Rock'

They sure know how to bring the ruckus

  • Jun 1, 2012

Japandroids - 'The House That Heaven Built'

There's an obvious influence of Springsteen’s America

  • May 18, 2012

Japandroids - 'Jack The Ripper' (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds cover)

Snarling sonic hell

  • Apr 11, 2012

Japandroids - 'The House That Heaven Built'

Piss-drenched garage

  • Mar 30, 2012

Album review: Japandroids - 'Post-Nothing'

A brutal force of joyous abandon

  • Oct 16, 2009

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