“The album’s intricately arranged rock ‘n’ roll is a wonder to behold, pulling together strands of ‘90s alt-rock (Smalls) and the post-punk revival (Circulation) into the perfect modern rock sound. JPNSGRLS have recorded one of the highlights of 2014.” – Today
“The first eight songs are arguably some of the strongest rock songs of 2014 and signal the arrival of one of North America’s most charismatic new acts.” – Absolute Punk, 9.3/10!!!
“In just the first four tracks of Circulation – the Vancouver quartet’s full-length debut (released by Light Organ Records on 15th July) – JPNSGRLS (pronounced as “Japanese Girls”) clearly demarcate what makes them so special in this age of pristine pop hacks and artless copyists.” – Power of Pop
“From the frenetic sounds of ‘Smalls’ and ‘Mushrooms’ to headbangers like ‘Brandon’ and ‘Brace Yourself,’ JPNSGRLS provide listeners with a collection of songs that run a range of emotions and styles. In other words, there’s something for just about everyone.” – Diffuser
“First song “smalls” has a classic indie Rock vibe – picture the Arctic Monkeys, but still jamming out in their garage.” – Performer Magazine
“At times it has the feel of a mash-up between the rhythmic Bloc Party, the unpredictable stylings of Faith No More, and something extraordinary one might expect to hear from freakpop labelmates Fake Shark – Real Zombie.” – New Canadian Music