Why wait? Japandroids are offering an early stream of their new album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life and you can hear it on Live4ever via NPR below.
In doing so see if you agree with singer/guitarist Brian Keys, who has told Pitchfork that the gradually developing approach of the band is more in evidence on this record. ”With this album, the idea of what intensity means is evolving,” he said.
”It doesn’t necessarily mean screaming or jumping around or flailing about or being really loud or playing really fast.”
A European tour for Japandroids starts in Denmark on April 18th and is due in the UK for concerts in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester, Brighton and London soon after, the closing night booked for Shepherds Bush Empire on May 6th.