Japandroids - 'Celebration Rock'

Japandroids - 'Celebration Rock'

Funny sort of party, this ‘Celebration Rock’. The second album from noise-punk duo Japandroids (you have no idea how much we wanted to type No Age then) works every straining sinew to convince you what enormous fun you must be having in its...

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Japandroids - 'The House That Heaven Built'

Japandroids - 'The House That Heaven Built'

The fuzz. The garage. The rock. The obvious influence of Springsteen’s America. The “ oh oh oh oh ” followed by the “ oh oh oh ”. The ripped Levi’s. The Cons. The ink. The drum rolls. The punk. The pop. The breaking the speed limit....

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

Japandroids - 'Jack The Ripper' (Nick Cave &...

Running on antsy guitar drones and deadened vocals, the Canadian duo's take on this Bad Seeds staple lulls you into a false sense of (un)ease before unleashing seven shades of snarling sonic hell. It'll make you want to lock yourself away in a...

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Japandroids - 'The House That Heaven Built'

Japandroids - 'The House That Heaven Built'

Japandroid’s debut, ‘Post-Nothing’, made not only visceral rock but the whole world feel simple, fun, primal and goofy, and the early signs are that nothing has changed in the three years they’ve been away. Packed with grotty riffs and...

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Album review: Japandroids - 'Post-Nothing'

Album review: Japandroids - 'Post-Nothing'

Despite the nihilistic bent of that title, the world must seem a rosy place for this Vancouver noise-pop duo right now. Over the past few months music fans and critics alike have been throwing about all sorts of glowing adjectives concerning their...

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