Rising indie stars Japandroids played to an enthusiastic crowd at Seattle’s Chop Suey, Wednesday 2 December. The duo were finishing up their US tour to promote their album Post-Nothing, which featured such songs as “Rockers East Vancouver”, and the aptly-named “The Boys are Leaving Town”.
The gig started with a couple of technical difficulties, with guitarist Brian King saying “I’ve got no more guitar left…this thing’s on fuckin’ ten…what am I supposed to do?”
The answer from the crowd? “Eleven!”
Percussionist Brian Prowse made it his mission to unite the all-ages crowd, saying “It’s a sad thing to see people parted like this. It doesn’t seem right to me”. Not needing much urging, the lounge-lizards soon rushed to the front in a rush of fun and mosh-pit excitement.
Brian and David admitted to the rather ambitious plans of going home to start recording some limited-release material. We at Backbeat Seattle look forward to the results!
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By Nicky Andrews