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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Track of the Week: Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built


Label: Polyvinyl Records
Released: 5th June
Get It: Forthcoming album Celebration Rock

Great band name. Even greater song.

If yesterday's Track of the Week had an element of punk in there, this is the real deal. Pure face-melting, wave goodbye to the socks, blistering rock music. If you've not come across Japandroids before (and seriously, where have you been?) then make sure you're ready for this one.

From the jagged and distorted guitar intro onwards there's no let up. The opener is like a feral Cribs minus the bass coming to rip you apart. It's at the same time the sweat of the club gig and the euphoria of the massive stadium with “wo-oh-ohs” over pummelling drums that pick you out of your seat with a great shot of adrenaline than you thought possible with mere rock music. Gaining pace as the track races along, it's miraculous that any human beings can keep this up for five minutes.

Yeah, 'Young Hearts Spark Fire' and 'Younger Us' were good. This is GREAT.

Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built

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