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Summer 2015

July 25 – Edmonton, AB – Taste of Edmonton Festival
July 24 – Calgary, AB – Palomino
July 17 – Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Music Festival
July 11 – Vancouver, BC – Khatsahlano Music + Arts Festival

UK/Euro Spring 2015

Apr 25 – Bristol, UK – Hit The Deck Festival
Apr 26 – Nottingham, UK – Hit The Deck Festival

Apr 28 – Amsterdam, NED – Paradiso Noord
Apr 30 – Cologne, GER – MTC*
May 1 – Frankfurt, GER – Nachtleben*
May 5 – Berlin, GER – Privatclub
May 7 – Paris, FR – Le Truskel
May 12 – London, UK – The Black Heart #
May 14 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival #
May 15 – Kingston, UK – Cricketers
May 16 – Birmingham, UK – Wagon & Horses #
May 22 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City

 

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Biography

JPNSGRLS — pronounced “Japanese Girls” — formed in Vancouver in 2010 with their debut recording, The Sharkweek EP, releasing through Light Organ Records in 2013. Shortly after, the group linked up with producer Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties) at Greenhouse studios to begin the follow-up material to the EP which would eventually become their 2014 LP release Circulation. The LP saw the band reach landmark successes including top-25 commercial radio charting, performances at major events/festivals (NXNE, SXSW, CMJ, The Great Escape, Pemberton Music Festival, Liverpool Sound City, etc.) and tours both in Canada and internationally. On the heel of this traction, JPNSGRLS headed back to the studio to start on a second LP that is due out later this summer. JPNSGRLS is Charlie Kerr, Chris McClelland, Graham Serl & Colton Lauro.

2015 Highlights

March

  • SXSW, Austin, USA
  • Added to Xray Touring, UK & EU Bookings

April 

  • UK Release of Debut LP ‘Circulation’ (April 6th)
  • German Release of Debut LP ‘Circulation’ (April 10th)
  • 2015 SiriusXM Indie Awards Nominee for Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Hit the Deck Festival, Nottingham & Bristol, UK

May

  • The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK
  • Sound City, Liverpool, UK
  • Tour Support for Turbowolf in Germany (Köln & Frankfurt)
  • Tour Support for AllUsOnDrugs in England (London, Kingston, Birmingham)

July 

  • Khatsahlano Street Party, Vancouver, Canada
  • Pemberton Music Festival, Pemberton, Canada
  • Taste of Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada

August

  • Recording new songs!!!

September

  • BreakOut West/Rifflandia, Victoria, Canada

October

  • CMJ Music Marathon, New York City, USA

2014 Highlights >>

Press

Frantic indie rock from the next Canadian Arctic Monkeys.CMJ.com

From the moment you press play on JPNSGRLS’ debut LP, ‘Circulation,’ the opening guitar riff tosses you into a set of songs that makes you want to listen from start to finish.Diffuser.FM

There is a dark, creative haze that emanates in their craft, allowing them to resemble some of the indie greatsCulture Collide

With the manic drive and creativity of the Dillinger Escape Plan at its best, the Vancouver-based JPNSGRLS craft a pop-punk gem in Circulation.Pop Matters

JPNSGRLS epitomizes the best hope for the continuing history of Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Album of the Year,  Power Of Pop

With its knotty guitar lines, frantic half-sung/half-shouted vocals, and slightly dirty production, the album easily conjures up the sounds of Modest Mouse mixed with the dramatic sensibilities of Spoon.All Music

Channeling the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Hot Hot Heat and Dinosaur Jr., the album is a hulking beast of a record and the very definition of first-rate rock.Absolute Punk

 

Contact the Band
jpnsgrls@gmail.com

Management
Jonathan Simkin​
Simkin Artist Management
jonathan@simkinartistmanagement.com

Label
Dyllan Towle
Light Organ Records
dyllan@lightorganrecords.com

Publicity
Jeff Kilgour
The Syndicate
jeff@thesyn.com

Radio
Canada: david@canvasmedia.ca

Booking
Canada: zaedmaqbool@theagencygroup.com
UK + EU: shaun@xraytouring.com

UK Publicity
hannahgould@hannahgould.co.uk

UK Radio
prudence@rocketpr.co.uk

EU Publicity / Radio
nina@nbnberlin.de