Creating vast and futuristic experimental electronic soundscapes Japan Review are blending nugaze with glitchy squalls with a debut EP out now on Reckless Yes.
“If Japan Review show as much ambition live as they do on this EP, they’re going to be wowing audiences for a very long time” – Traveller Tunes
“hazy lo-fi sensibilities and permeated with experimental yet dreamy nugaze vibes” – Primal Music Blog
Adam O’Sullivan is the experimental musician at the centre Japan Review, and has built toward a debut EP released on Reckless Yes in 2018. But the band’s history goes back a few years…
Japan Review self-released four tracks back in March 2015. They nailed Japan Review’s pop interpretation captivating listeners with the expressive analysis and lo-fi scratch. Recorded at home in the early hours at his home it’s impossible to deny the humble and consuming ambience of the visionary process.
Following these tracks came four more – Sad Dance Music – in October 2017 best described by its influences The Radio Dept., Four Tet, Mount Eerie and Beach House. For Japan Review’s third release – and first EP proper – Juno in March 2019 O’Sullivan signed to record label Reckless Yes after writing and recording with former-Beach-Volleyball-bandmate Dom Ashton.
Online music publications continue to follow and admire the evolution of Japan Review and the stamp on pop music. Coverage from websites like Primal Music and Traveller’s Tunes as well as online radio prove just how captivating Japan Review’s translation of creativity is; attempting to unpick and pin down the art of Juno.
Now translating their sound to a live setting there is huge excitement for Japan Review as we witness Adam O’Sullivan’s forward-thinking fluid nature in pop.
Music and discography
Juno EP on Spotify
- JUNO – EP – March 2019, Reckless Yes
- Sad Dance Music – digital EP – October 2017, self-released
- Olympiakos – digital EP – May 2015, self-released
Press releases and news
- Japan Review release JUNO EP
- Japan Review JUNO EP available for pre-orders
- Introducing Japan Review
- Japan Review among new Reckless Yes signings
For the latest gig information follow the artist on social media. See contacts section below for booking information.
- 10 August – Basement, Chelmsford
- 25 August – Portals Alldayer, The Victoria, London.