Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

James Cooney (Vocals/Drums), Jono Graham (Guitar/BV), Tom Davis (Guitar/BV), Andrew Knox (Bass)


Influences

Bloc Party, Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals


Unearthed artists we like

The Middle East


Bio

Brought together by their adulation for ‘Silent Alarm’, then schoolmates James Cooney and Jono Graham formed Made in Japan to build on what was an exciting niche subgenre. Tom Davis and Andrew Knox were soon drawn into the project to bring life to some promising early demos. Determined to create captivating groove based indie music, Made in Japan find themselves in a lonely space somewhere between dream pop, post-rock and the pastel Sydney skyline. Since releasing their debut album Sights and Sounds in 2012, Made in Japan have been nominated for the Australian Music Prize and galvanized audiences with their unique colonial sound at Europe’s leading festival for new music, The Great Escape. Their forthcoming sophomore album ‘Tame All Those Thoughts’ promises to be a showcase of their compositional prowess. With their sober attention to detail and harmony, Made in Japan create an experience that is unmistakably more than the sum of its parts.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Oct 2013

Triple J
30

My favourite tune from these guys yet. This one has some really rich recording depth to it. 3.5

My favourite tune from these guys yet. This one has some really rich recording depth to it. 3.5

Review

Reviewed by Linda Marigliano Linda Marigliano

01 Nov 2013

Triple J
40

Gets better with every listen. That wall of sound wailing instrumentation in the chorus is MELANCHOLY HEAVEN.

Gets better with every listen. That wall of sound wailing instrumentation in the chorus is MELANCHOLY HEAVEN.

Review

Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

30 Jan 2012

Triple J
30

Gotta love those harmonies. This song has a great shuffle to it.

Gotta love those harmonies. This song has a great shuffle to it.