Anybody who thinks guitar music is in trouble should listen to Japandroids. The two-piece are gearing up for album number three, Celebration Rock, which arrives in June. At eight tracks long, ‘The House That Heaven Built’ is the penultimate song, almost certainly acting as the shot in the arm you’ll probably need. Just take a listen, and if it doesn’t get your blood racing, if you don’t end up spitting back the lyrics all over your laptop, then you really must want guitar music to die. If you can’t wait to hear more from Japandroids, go listen to their debut album Post-Nothing. They have announced a handful of European shows, including Primavera on May 31, but no Irish dates as of yet.


Japandroids – ‘The House That Heaven Built’