7" MR 7271 oct 2015SINGLES CLUB
7" MR 72716,00€ buy
The Japanese Girl is a Portuguese band formed in late December 2013 by Bruno Sousa, Corinna Sousa and Emanuel Cunha. Starting with two guitars, an organ and vintage drum machines, they immediately forged a raw and powerful sound somewhere between garage rock and psych lo-fi, while recently they have been joined by drummer Carlos Nemeth hammering through their opiated layers of reverb. Their intense, noise-filled live performances are accompanied by mysterious visual elements, and besides their own headlining shows the band has also played with Jacco Gardner, The Wand, Girls Names and as part of the Reverence Festival Party.
In early 2015 they recorded their "Sonic-Shaped Life" LP at an analogue studio, which will be released this autumn by Munster Records. As a preview, this 7" features the album track 'You Should Have Switches', which inhabits a hypnotic realm between early The Jesus and Mary Chain and Thee Oh Sees, and an unexpected version of Pete Shelley's 'Telephone Operator' on the B side, exclusive to this release.