Biography

JPNSGRLS — pronounced “Japanese Girls” — formed in Vancouver in 2010 with a lineup that includes Charlie Kerr, Oliver Mann, Chris McClelland & Graham Serl. The band made their debut with The Sharkweek EP in 2013, on Light Organ Records. For their debut LP, Circulation, released in the summer of 2014 also on Light Organ, the outfit hunkered down in Vancouver’s Greenhouse Studios with producer Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties).

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)
  • Hit the Deck Festival, Nottingham & Bristol, UK

May

  • The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK

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


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

Label
Nick Whitcomb
Light Organ Records
nick@lightorganrecords.com

Publicity
Jeff Kilgour
The Syndicate
jeff@thesyn.com

Radio
Canada: bill@sharp9music.com
US: jerry@vitriolradio.com
jesse@vitriolradio.com

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

UK Publicity
hannahgould@hannahgould.co.uk

UK Radio
luke@rocketpr.co.uk
prudence@rocketpr.co.uk

EU Publicity / Radio
nina@nbnberlin.de
anne@nbnberlin.de