by / May 12th, 2011 /

Incoming: Japanese Voyeurs

Incoming is a new feature that tells us about new and upcoming acts visiting our shores.

In their mission statement, Japanese Voyeurs say they wish “to explore the possibilities of modern music, of heavy music, and whose instinct is to create something that they themselves yearn to hear.”

The band have worked with producer Gggarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, The Melvins, Jesus Lizard) to record their debut album Yolk – the first single is ‘Milk Teeth’ which is released this month.

Japanese Voyeurs play The Academy 2 on the 22nd of May, tickets are priced at €13.50 (available from Ticketmaster) – note that this is a 14+ show, doors are at 6pm and no alcohol will be served.

We have three pairs of passes to giveaway, mail with your contact details and we’ll be in touch.

Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Romily and I play guitar and sing in japanese sickos. I’m from London. This makes me feel like I’m on blind date.

Who are your favorite artists from home?

Dopefight, Dead Maids, Aeroplanes Fly High, Humanfly and Orange Goblin.

What’s it really like touring?

Once you get past all the groundhog day travelling it’s a pretty good time. It completely depends who you’re touring with, were playing with Black Spiders at the moment and they’re all a lot of fun so that makes a difference.

What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?

We went to Germany a few months ago and that was amazing. They treat you well there, we got a selection of cheeses at the venue. That’s just silly. In England though it’s always fun to play our home towns: London, Winchester and Bradford Rico.

Small sweaty club gig versus festival appearance?

Small sweaty festival gig would be ideal. They both have their plus points, festivals are fun cause you get to hang out outside and watch other bands but you don’t get the same atmosphere for the show as you do when you play a scuzzy dive full of kids.

What’s tour ideal festival line-up?

Kyuss, Orange Goblin, Melvins, Tool, Om, Opeth, Down and Pantera.

Tell us a tour story.

For a tragic tale of one young man’s quest to be an inventor search on Youtube for Tom’s Vlog.

What are you reading?

I’ve been reading The Tell-Tale Brain and A Confederacy of Dunces. Steve and Tom are reading about the crusades and Rikki has been reading Mr. Nice. Quite varied subject matter there…

How about TV, anything good on the box?

We’ve been on tour so we don’t really get any TV.

What is your favourite record of all time?

Tool – Aenima

Who is your favourite current artist?


What should we expect from your Dublin show?

A lot of noise, we’re excited to be coming to Ireland.