Since they first tasted success in 2006 with their first two releases on a small indie dance label, their career has been one smooth, upward curve. But now that line is about to take a sharp rise vertically.
Three lads from Northern Ireland who have spent the last two years racking up the air miles as they’ve taken their coruscating live show to all four corners of the globe… and still found time to make the record of their lives with their second album, ‘Controlling Your Allegiance’ (due out June 10th). The album features Chicago house legend Green Velvet, Jon Spencer, Robert Smith (The Cure), Tom Smith (The Editors) and Morgan Kibby (M83) and James Vincent McMorrow.
Their new single, ‘Song For Lisa’, is a glacial house anthem that features Mercury Prize-nominated Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan. Remixes come courtesy of Benny Benassi, Tong & Rogers, Arvene & Misk with a second round of mixes to follow from Mustang and Joris Voorn.
“Japanese Popstars are one part Kitsune style distorto-rave, one part classic stadium dance the likes of which we haven’t seen since Orbital” DJ MAG
Preview the Tong & Rogers mix here