TUNE JPNSGRLS - Bully For You
JPNSGRLS release new single ‘Bully For You’ on Light Organ Records on 1st July, ahead of the band’s sophomore album ‘Divorce’ (22nd July).
In ‘Bully For You’, a thematic follow up to ‘Mushrooms’ off JPNSGRLS 2014 debut ‘Circulation’, front man Charlie Kerr looks to broader issues like misogyny and male entitlement. In tackling these subjects, Kerr is attempting to approach issues that aren’t commonly addressed in modern music - something “against the grain” - as he tries to get away from typical (and topical) indie rock clichés and get more personal.
Kerr says, “The fact is, the inspiration for this album came often from my paranoid self-hating daydreams. I admit the characters in the songs are based on real people, but they are idealized and romanticized. It’s a scary thing for me to articulate…it was a scary record to write…but I took a lot of time writing it.”.
JPNSGRLS head to the UK in May and play: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham (12th), Manchester Academy (13th), Newcastle University Students Union (14th), Oran Mor, Glasgow (15th), Sebright Arms, London (18th) and Camden Rocks on 4th June.