“RYL: Few months ago you released the new album “Circulation” ; lyrically speaking, what does it represents for you? How was the reaction of your fans on the new songs?”
“In a music scene torn between new wave and old school, JPNSGRLS (pronounced “Japanese Girls”) are a more than happy medium between the two worlds, combining jangling guitar riffs that wouldn’t sound out of place on an Arctic Monkeys record with stomping dancefloor energy that you’ll be hard pressed to find even from rock veterans.” – Lotus Land
“Definitely one of the main highlights of Music Matters Live ’14 would be JPNSGRLS – pronounced “Japanese Girls” – a band that manages to combine the dynamic pleasures of 80s post-punk and 90s alt-rock. The band kindly answered our queries before making their way to our shores from Canada! Don’t miss them!!” -Power of Pop.
“I stumbled upon their Twitter page on my perpetual search for note-worthy local talent and was thoroughly impressed with what I heard. Their 2013 debut “The Sharkweek EP” beholds five fun and quirky tracks, with sounds and unorthodox chords reminiscent of Queens Of The Stone Age and Rage Against The Machine.” Karen McKenzie
“That is, the four-piece band from Vancouver, who signed to Light Organ Records earlier this year and released their hard-hitting The Sharkweek EP back in June. Their namesake was inspired by the energy and stage presence of a post-rock Japanese band, all girls, called Mass of the Fermenting Dregs – in case you were wondering. Those two very words, energy and presence, could interchangeably be used to describe Japanese Girls and their live shows.” – Asap Music Blog
“Japanese Girls Rock out. They rock out at fundraisers with six people sitting down to chips and salsa. They rock out in packed basements simply celebrating life. Japanese Girls like a sweaty crowd. They like recording as much as they do playing. They are Vancouver locals making tunes just for the sake of making tunes and they aim to do so for a long time.” – The Flying V