In the Post #28: Japandroids

By on Wednesday, 30th September 2009 at 12:00 pm

Japandroids (cover)Japandroids are a punchy two-piece hailing from Vancouver, Canada. “Post-Nothing” is really just eight songs of energetic vocals, distorted guitars and simple yet catchy drum fills. That doesn’t mean it isn’t bloody good fun though.

The first three songs on this record are three of my favourite I’ve heard for a good while. “The Boys Are Leaving Town” misleads that it might be some dull homage to Thin Lizzy, when in fact it sets the tone perfectly – simple, catchy chords swagger all the way through, whilst both lads deliver vocals with vigour. “Young Hearts Spark Fire” seems to demonstrate that these two are here to enjoy making their music and they’re really not holding back, it shows a rawness which you’d be hard pressed to find these days executed as well as it is here.

This simple but loud approach music is fantastic to listen to, you almost get the impression these guys were bouncing around the studio when they were recording this record, just due to the amount of energy and fun that comes across when listening. My only criticism is that considering this album is all about punchy, distorted rock that hasn’t been messed with, some of the songs could have done with being a minute or two shorter. That really is the only thing I could pull this up on though, it’s a great debut and is definitely worth a look in.


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