Backing up all their hype escalating since 2006, the 3 guys from Northern Ireland, Gary Curran, Declan ‘Decky Hedrock’ McLaughlin and Gareth Donoghue who call themselves Japanese Popstars, have pulled off a debut LP that is a perfect snapshot of where we’re at in electronic dance music. As world-class djs and live performers, they understand all the tribes of dance and with shades of grimy nu-electro, electronic bleep, trance, groovy soulful house and ethereal folkronica, they’ve put together a dynamic set. The high profile collaborations with Robert Smith of The Cure, Tom Smith of The Editors, Jon Spencer, Green Velvet, Lisa Hannigan and James Vincent McMorrow boost their style with great vocal and lyrical substance for an album that surprises with each new cut. Check out cuts from Controlling Your Allegiance and check their tour dates this summer.
‘The most exciting new electronic act on the planet” – Mixmag