Half Japanese announce new album ‘Invincible’ out 22nd February 2019

Jenna JonesHalf Japanese, News

Half Japanese Announce new album ‘Invincible’ Out 22nd February 2019 + Reveal first track and video Limited edition split black & white LP / CD /DL ‘Swept Away’ audio and video: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/half-japanese-swept-away https://youtu.be/GFIoQkdV8OI Puppet people, vampires and the walking dead frequent the world of Jad Fair’s songwriting – outside of those interruptions he’s besotted. Maybe even in love. He feels invincible and as the closing instrumental cut ‘Indestructible’ floats off … Read More

Half Japanese Share video for new single Why Not?

James NichollsHalf Japanese

The new Half Japanese album ‘Why Not?’ is released on January 19th! Watch the brand new video for the title track below. You can pre-order the record on limited edition white vinyl, or as part of the ‘Why Not?’ bundle, including keyring, sticker, t shirt and more below https://halfjapanesefire.bandcamp.com/album/why-not  

Fire Records – Best of 2017

James NichollsHalf Japanese, Hater, News

Just a selection of some of our 2017 bestsellers on Fire (featuring Bark Psychosis, Jane Weaver, Virginia Wing, Noveller, Hater) and Fire Soundtracks (Blue Velvet, Halt and Catch Fire, A Scanner Darkly). New records in 2018 from Pictish Trail, Hater, The Chills, Modern Studies, Bardo Pond, Virginia Wing, Half Japanese and more.

Half Japanese To Release New Album for 2018 – Why Not?

James NichollsHalf Japanese, News

Half Japanese are set to release the new album ‘Why Not?’ on January 19th. Pre-order the album now on black or white vinyl, or as part of the limited edition ‘Why Not?’ merch bundle, including LP, sticker, tote bag, keyring and more! https://halfjapanesefire.bandcamp.com/ You can watch the video for the first single ‘The Future Is Ours’ below Thanks to Sentireascoltare, Soul Kitchen and Classic Rock Deutschlandfor the premieres!

Half Japanese Confirm Flashback Shoreditch Live In-Store

James NichollsEvents, Half Japanese

HALF JAPANESE Announce In-Store and Signing at Flashback, Shoreditch – June 2nd! ‘On The Right Track’ video: Live Dates 22nd May – Berlin (DE), Quasimodo 28th May – Zaragoza (ES), Centro Cívico Delicias (Bombo y Platillo) 01 Jun: Cafe Oto, London, UK 02 Jun: Flashback Records (Shoreditch), London, UK “Their busy guitars give every track instant buzz.That immediacy makes Hear The Lions Roar stand out in Half Japanese’s highlight-laden oeuvre. The band … Read More

Half Japanese To Play Cafe Oto – June 1st

James NichollsEvents, Half Japanese, News

Just announced: Half Japanese play London’s Cafe Oto on June 1st! Tickets here: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/half-japanese/ 22 May: Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany 26 May: GetMad, Madrid, Spain 28 May: Centro Cívico Delicias (Bombo y Platillo), Zaragoza, Spain 01 Jun: Café Oto, London, UK More tour dates to follow! Watch the video for new single ‘On The Right Track’ below

Fire Records Announces 33.3 Anniversary

James NichollsESG, Evan Dando, Events, Half Japanese, Howe Gelb, Jane Weaver, News, The Bevis Frond, Wreckless Eric

 “A really great label …they’re always putting good stuff out” Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music “Fire’s arms reach across the globe to all sorts of destinations looking far and wide for the most exciting new music on the planet” John Kennedy, Radio X Fire Records celebrates its thirty three and a third year in the only way we know how with some incredible live shows across London this spring. Arriving at an important … Read More

NPR First Listen: Half Japanese ‘Hear The Lions Roar’

James NichollsHalf Japanese, News, Publishing, Radio

Ahead of the release of Half Japanese’s brand new record ‘Hear The Lions Roar’ on January 13th, NPR are streaming the album in its full over on their website. Click here to listen “Half Japanese sounds as urgent and vital as it did four decades ago.” NPR ‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’ video:   With Jad Fair at the helm for over four decades, the highly revered Half Japanese still … Read More

The Quietus Premiere: Half Japanese ‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’

James NichollsHalf Japanese, News

HALF JAPANESE Announce New Album ‘Hear The Lions Roar’ Out January 13th 2017 + Reveal New Single ‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’ video: ‘Attack Of The Giant Leeches’ audio:   https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/half-japanese-attack-of-the-giant-leeches Read The Quietus Premiere here http://thequietus.com/articles/21222-listen-new-half-japanese   With Jad Fair at the helm for over four decades, the highly revered Half Japanese still remain “the ultimate expression of punk’s dictum that rock should be accessible to anyone … Read More

Half Japanese Vol. 4 (1997-2001) To Be Released on Record Store day 2016!

James NichollsHalf Japanese

Record Store Day 2016 sees Half Japanese and Fire Records bring you the final volume of the immense box sets that focuses on releases from the late 90s and early 00s. The final volume of the four-part Half Japanese box set series “Volume 4: 1997-2001” – includes albums “Bone Head”, “Heaven Sent” and “Hello”. Showcasing a range of experimental pop smarts and noisy punk bite, these albums see the band … Read More