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| On 30, Jun 2011



LABEL: FICTION @japanesevoyeurs

Ahead of the release of their new single ‘Cry Baby’ on Monday and their debut album ‘Yolk’ the following week, Japanese Voyeurs have announced an album launch party and a UK tour supporting Guns’n’Roses guitarist Slash on his UK tour.

Their new single ‘Cry Baby’ is released this coming Monday July 4th through Fiction and comes complete with a smoking new video full of desert mist, tanks and guitar-smashing chaos.

Cry Baby’ is taken from their eagerly anticipated filthy loud debut album‘Yolk’ is out on July 11th.
Having already wowed a packed out tent at Download Festival and blown away the crowd at X Japan’s Shepherds Bush show last night, the band will make several other festival appearances this summer including Sonisphere, Pukkelpop and Bilbao BBK.

The full list of forthcoming dates is:

July 08 Sonisphere, Knebworth
July 09 Bilbao BBK, Spain
July 12 London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (Album launch show!)
July 20 Birmingham Academy w/ SLASH
July 21 Manchester Apollo w/ SLASH
July 24 Stoke Victoria Hall w/ SLASH
July 25 Leeds Academy w/ SLASH

Quite possibly the darkest and heaviest band ever to be released on Fiction Records, Japanese Voyeurs’ debut album ‘Yolk’ fuses massive riffs with unforgettable melodies and singer Romily Alice’s distinctive sweet & sour vocals… not to mention guest vocals from the legendary J Mascis on track ‘Feed’.

In equal parts beautiful and menacing, over a steady slew of singles and constant touring (recent shows including a Young Guns support and the last Rock Sound Exposure tour) Japanese Voyeurs have built up a loyal ever-growing fan base including Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton, Zane Lowe and Daniel P. Carter. The Guardian called the band’s live shows‘An onslaught of noise and intense psychodrama to soundtrack the most vicious hair-flailing’.

‘Yolk’ was recorded with GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine/The Melvins/Jesus Lizard) in an isolated farmyard in the forests of Canada, and mixed by Alex Newport (Fudge Tunnel/At The Drive-In) in the sweat of the Brooklyn summer. Veering from the softest caresses to the most brutal of attacks, you can feel not only the dichotomy between the seclusion of the Canadian wilderness and the strip bars of inner city New York, but the raw emotion that makes the record such a visceral experience.

Japanese Voyeurs are Johnny Seymour (Bass), Rikki Waldron (Keys), Romily Alice (Guitar/Vocals) Steve Wilson (Drums) and Tom Lamb (Guitar).