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17-18-19 August 2012 / De Montfort Hall & Gardens, Leicester

  • "You can genuinely say that there is something for everybody"
    The Guardian

  • "One of Britain's Premier Music Events"
    Clash

  • "The finest weekend out that Leicester has to offer... Not to be missed"
    The Mirror

  • "The Grandson of Glastonbury"
    Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music

  • "Anyone half awake knows that Summer Sundae is hitting the musical spot better than ever"
    NME.com

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Japandroids

3:20pm, Sunday, Indoor Stage

Japandroids

Japandroids is a two piece band from Vancouver, Canada consisting of Brian King and David Prowse. Originally intending to be a trio, the boys decided to forego the logistical nightmare of having a 'lead singer' and do it themselves. As a consequence, Japandroids are one guitar, one set of drums, and two vocalizers.

Japandroids are maximal - a two piece band trying to sound like it's a five piece band. Their songs run the gauntlet of rock & roll subgenres, with the boys ripping off too many different bands to sound like any other duo making music right now. After self-releasing two EPs, 2007's All Lies and 2008's Lullaby Death Jams, Japandroids released their critically acclaimed debut album Post-Nothing via Polyvinyl in 2009 which summed up their fuzzy, appealing garage rock perfectly.

The boys toured extensively throughout 2009–2010, playing over 200 shows in more than 20 countries, and quickly gained notoriety for their extremely energetic live performances. Finding it difficult to write and record a second album in the midst of such a heavy touring schedule, Japandroids released a series of 7'' singles throughout 2010, each one recorded during a brief interval between tours. The same year, they re-released their first two EPs as a compilation titled No Singles. 2nd album Celebration Rock, released this June, is led by the shouty powerchord charm of noise fest House That Heaven Built.