Japam are bringing back the bounce! Combining influences from the heavy, technical groove of modern progressive music with the melodic appeal of 90's pop and rock music - the band appeal to a wide range of keen music listeners. "Fun, fast-paced, a little weird, pretty much sums up Japam!" - TEO Magazine 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 the brainchild of Adelaide songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seb Hudson. Seb's desire to take his popular online recordings to the live stage began with the initiation of vocalist Ryan Lucivero. Soon after, Ben Whitehorn filled the role as bass player and Jack Thomson, with his commanding drumming style added an air of authority to the rhythm section. Early 2015 the need for a second guitarist was made apparent, so Japam recruited Andreas Murphy, formerly of Soft White Machine, and thus, the fold was complete. A year after the band’s formation they released their debut EP, titled ‘How’s My EP?’ produced by their very own Seb Hudson and engineered by Joseph Cheek at Island Studios. ‘How’s My EP?’ was the perfect introduction to the band, showcasing what has now become their signature sound, mixed in with some good old tongue-in-cheek humour. Following this release, the band decided to take their dynamic stage show on the road and received positive reception from punters all across the country. "Deep, chugging djent and catchy pop tendencies delivered with laser precision and musical technicality; Japam's 'How's My EP?' has the full package." - HAPPY MEDIA In the years proceeding their debut release, Japam have built on their dedicated fanbase and played alongside some true legends in the business, such as prog titans Dead Letter Circus, Twelve Foot Ninja, Voyager, I Built The Sky and James Norbert Ivanyi. They’ve also celebrated airtime on some of Australia’s most respected heavy radio segments, like Triple J’s ‘The Racket’ and Andrew Haug Radio, as well as receiving high praise in writeups from Heavy Magazine, The Music, Kill Your Stereo, Teo Magazine, Happy Media and more. 2019 saw Japam drop their sophomore EP, ‘Sickboy’, which was once again produced by Seb Hudson, but this time they sought out the expertise of US engineer Taylor Larson (Periphery, From First To Last, Asking Alexandria, Veil of Maya and I See Stars) for mixing and mastering. Larson’s distinct production style added an element of depth and clarity that had not been heard before in their past works. This garnered them more airtime on Triple J (both prime-time and The Racket), as well as being played on Rage, ESPN’s World of X Games and international radio. ‘Sickboy’ was also temporarily ranked #2 on the iTunes metal charts, 13th on the iTunes rock charts and #96 in the top 100 overall albums in Australia. “Japam once again show why they are a band destined for big things” – Heavy Mag Australia Show and tour dates, video content and other Japam related news can be found on all popular media platforms. ‘Sickboy’ is now available for streaming and purchase on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Deezer, Amazon Music and other online music stores. Media: www.facebook.com/JapamBand www.youtube.com/JapamAU www.twitter.com/Japamband www.japamband.bandcamp.com
Gay Paris

Review

Review by Japam Japam

13 Aug 2015

50

Still on high rotation in my car. Hail GP!

Still on high rotation in my car. Hail GP!

Breaking Orbit

Review

Review by Japam Japam

13 Aug 2015

50

The radness continues...nice work guys!

The radness continues...nice work guys!