Their new single features Jon Spencer and is out next month.
There’s great news from the Japanese Popstars camp, with the Derry dance outfit signing to EMI/Virgin Records who release their Jon Spencer-assisted ‘Destroy’ single here on May 28.
That’ll be followed in the summer by Decky, Gary and Galo’s second studio album, and a load of live festival appearances including Life in on June 5.
Taking place in the palatial surrounds of Belvedere House, the three-dayer also features Infected Mushroom, LTJ Bukem, Mad Professor, Zion Train, Eat Static and loads more botty-shaking types.
The Northern Ireland trio release Controlling Your Allegiance today.Read More
Armed with an album that looks set to steamroll its way into the charts and hearts of the world, Edwin McFee meets up with NI’s latest success story The Japanese Popstars to talk about mainstream acceptance, signing to a major label, why Lisa Hannigan isn’t as bad a dancer as you’d imagine, and the joys of working with The Cure’s Robert Smith.Read More
The Dublin launch takes place in April.Read More
Irish electronica heavyweights will be performing a live set at Tripod this New Year's EveRead More
You can treat your eyes to it here!Read More
They may be Big In Japan. Now Derry's Japanese Popstars are set to be pretty huge everywhere else too. The band have signed to Virgin with the first single, the Jon Spencer hook-up ‘Destroy' released on 30 May. Naturally, the boys are over the moon to be on the same label as The Chemical Brothers and Massive Attack.Read More
Derry-based dance supremos the Japanese Popstars fill Edwin McFee in on the secrets of the sound that has made them world beaters.Read More
In the issue of Hot Press published today, the Popstars' Decky Headrock traces the band’s origins to a muddy field in Thurles, but won’t admit who the iconic figure on their new album is...Read More
Support will come from Brazilian electro act, Mixhell and Deep Fried Funk DJsRead More
The Japanese Popstars have announced Irish dates as part of an international tour that also takes in the UK, Europe and US.Read More
Live effort seals Popstar status.Read More
We Just Are: Live is due in September.Read More
Their name is full of Oriental promise but, far from growing up in the land of rice-bowls and speaking toilets, retro techno-heads THE JAPANESE POPSTARS hail from the mysterious land of, er, Derry.Read More
Derry dance mavericks The Japanese Popstars edge ever closer to the big time with a remix of ‘If I Were A Boy’, the lead single from Beyoncé’s new I Am… Sasha Fierce album.Read More
Northern Irish electro trio Japanese Popstars are set to build on the success of their debut album with a series of high-profile remixes.Read More
According to our good friends at BBC Radio Ulster, a backstage meeting at Oxegen has lead to Derry electro merchants The Japanese Popstars remixing The Ting Tings.Read More
Everything about Derry electro three-piece Japanese Popstars’ debut effort is big. It’s got big beats, a big sound, big production and most importantly, big balls.Read More
Dance trio, Japanese popstars release their new album to critical acclaim.Read More
Japanese Popstars are set to play a headline gig in Dublin's Tripod next month.Read More
Hotly tipped Northern electro funksters JAPANESE POPSTARS are set to sweep all before them with a slew of headline dates and new releasesRead More
Derry electro outfit The Japanese Popstars have come across some famous fans in the form of Groove Armada, who've asked the group to remix one of their tracks.Read More