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CMU #72: Japanese Voyeurs

Formed in 2007, Japanese Voyeurs have risen up the rock ranks relatively rapidly (pause to enjoy that alliteration, there), they only released their first EP ‘Sicking & Creaming’, in 2009.

Produced by Gggarth Richardson and featuring guest vocals from Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, the band’s debut album ‘Yolk’ features riffs inspired by late 80s and early 90s heavy rock, topped off with frontwoman Romily Alice’s sometimes sweet, sometimes snarling vocals.

Says Romily: “When we started out there weren’t that many new groups making heavy music, the kind of music we liked to listen to when we were growing up. We wanted to recapture that spirit and that brutality”.

However, she adds: “We make music that is heavy, but it’s not heavy for its own sake. We have a sense of melody as well. It’s how we bring these things together that I hope makes us interesting and worth listening to”.

It’s in that spirit that she has put together this Powers Of Ten playlist, taking time out from the band’s current UK tour with Slash to collect ten of her favourite songs.

Find out why Romily chose each of these track <a href="http://www.thecmuwebsite.com/article/romily-alice-from-japanese-voyeurs-powers-of-ten-playlist/">here</a>.

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