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

Japandroids

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

SAT 3 DEC
Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, NSW
TUES 6 DEC
The Tote, Melbourne
SAT 10 DEC
Meredith Music Festival, VIC
TUE 13 DEC
Red Rattler, Sydney

Get Tickets HERE