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Japandroids Are Back With A New Thick Track, Touring Australia Next Month


Canadian hard-rock duo Japandroids have (finally) released a new single, and announced they’re in the process of finishing their latest album. The latest single Near To The Wild Heart Of Life is the lead single and title-track from their upcoming third album, and shows a slight deviation from the pair’s raw pub-rock formula.

Forming in 2006, Japandroids first found acclaim with the release of their debut album ‘Post-Nothing’ in 2009. Their 2012 sophomore album ‘Celebration Rock’, which featured the immortal summer rock single Evil’s Sway, saw the duo gain worldwide critical acclaim and sell-out shows Down Under during their Laneway Festival appearances.

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life is thicker, cleaner, and just a touch (even) more epic than previous Japandroids songs. The vocals sound slightly more thought through, rather than two rowdy dudes YELLING into mics to a room of 150 equally sweaty guys, and the track see a more defined layering of Brian King’s electrified guitar-bass hybrid.

The lyrics are oddly inspiring and tell a speak of people giving advice in your hometown, “You can’t condemn your love to linger here and die/Can’t leave your dreams to chance, or to a spirit in the sky/May your heart always be ardent, your conscience always clear”.

The new album is confirmed to follow the standard 8-track album format of previous Japandroids albums, and is set for release on Friday the 27th of January 2017.

Catch Japandroids when they come to Australia next month for a short run of shows and check out Near To The Wild Heart Of Life below!

Japandroids Australian Shows

Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, NSW
The Tote, Melbourne
Meredith Music Festival, VIC
Red Rattler, Sydney

Get Tickets HERE