Japandroids premiere new songs at Vancouver comeback show

Canadian band have not released any new material in over four years

Japandroids played a series of new tracks last night (October 5) for their first tour in three years.

The band showcased four new songs at The Cobalt in Vancouver for the first of four consecutive gigs at the venue.

According to a setlist posted on Instagram, which you can view below, the four songs were ‘Near To The Wild Heart’, ‘True Love’, ‘Midnight To Morning’ and ‘No Known Drink Or Drug’. But they also played another track ‘Arc Of Bar’ which you can view below.

Fans also posted footage from the gig, which you can watch below, and according to one fan on Reddit, the band announced onstage that “a new album will be out shortly.”

The Vancouver band haven’t released an album in over four years. Their last LP was ‘Celebration Rock’ in 2012.

The band were shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, the Canadian equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Music Prize for that album in 2012. Grimes, Feist and Drake were also in the running at the time.

Grimes was also in the running this year for her 2015 album ‘Art Angels’, alongside Carly Rae Jepsen, Black Mountain, PUP and White Lung. But they all lost out to Kaytranada’s debut album 99.9%.

Meanwhile, Japandroids’ current tour continues with dates in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico and London, with the band playing Birthdays on October 20.

Japandroids remaining tour dates are:

Vancouver Colbalt (October 6, 7, 8)
Los Angeles Echo (11)
Toronto Horseshoe Tavern (15)
London Birthdays (20)
Brooklyn Knitting Factory (28, 29)
Mexico City Caradura (November 25)