Busting out of Adelaide, JAPAM are coming at you with their cheekily titled release “How’s My EP?” The five-piece are dropping the record Friday 13th May and heading out on a short, 3-weekend tour stab presented and booked by Wild Thing Presents.
JAPAM – Which is either the applied use of a mantra, or a drunken mispronunciation deemed too good to pass up as a band name, was born out of Adelaide guitarist Seb Hudson’s desire to evolve his popular bedroom demos to a live band format in 2014. They are giving people a taste of the new material right now with single ‘DK Facepunch’, streaming now for all to get into their earholes.
The boys are heading out on the road in May 2016 for three dates in hometown Adelaide, as well as Melbourne and Sydney – taking their new track DK Facepunch to the coalface – direct to the people.
Combining influences from the heavy, technical groove of modern djent to the melodic appeal of 90’s pop and rock music, JAPAM strives to create an energetic and infectious soundscape that will infiltrate the ears and move the feet of any music fan.
JAPAM comprises years of experience and talent -Seb went out and recruited Ryan Lucivero (ex-Zen Stella) on vocals, Ben Whitehorn on bass (ex-The Fak) and Jack Thomson’s dense drumming style and experience through his many projects, added an air of authority to the rhythm section. Guitarist and long haired lout Andreas Murphy formerly of ‘Soft White Machine’ completed the lineup early in 2015, when the need for a second guitarist was made apparent.
In the bands short career, they have already garnered themselves props in the underground through airtime on Triple J’s ‘The Racket’, Andrew Haug Radio, along with rotation on community radio stations and an ‘Film Clip of the Week’ from Heavy Mag Australia.
The combined experience of the 5 members includes national support tours with Birds of Tokyo, countless sessions and gigs with prominent Adelaide bands, a guest slot playing Van Halen covers with Steel Panther (seen by over 300 000 people on YouTube), airplay on Triple J and Big Day Out appearances. Previous songs were well received on Triple J Unearthed, reaching #1, #5 and #7 in the Metal, Rock, and Pop charts, and #26 overall for 3 consecutive weeks.
The “How’s My EP?” EP will be out in all good online outlets on Friday May 13th and the “DK Facepunch” tour kicks off the day after on May 14th in Adelaide.