Part of EP III
Jessie Atkinson
11:11 21st August 2020

We're pleased to introduce you to Japanese Television: today, they release their stratospheric new single 'Falling Spikes'. It's a noodling, out of this world piece of their forthcoming EP III.

There are no vocals in the three-and-a-half-minute track, which journeys through space on a motorik beat that swirls with influences of psych, garage and plain experimentalism.

There's a sense of surfing through the stars and coming across a funky new planet on this one:

Charmingly, Japanese Television make their own effects pedals and use lesser-utilised instruments in their songs: can you hear a shamisen in 'Falling Spikes'? We reckon we can.

You might also be able to tell that these guys are into Joe Meek. Space aesthetics for the win! 

See Japanese Television live:


26 - London, The Lexington
27 - Brighton, Patterns


01 - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
02 - Manchester, The Castle Hotel
03 - Nottingham, The Chameleon

EP III arrives 4 September via Tip Top Recordings.

Photo: Press