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Japandroids: 'Good albums last longer than live shows'

Interview: Canadian rockers discuss addiction to touring on London visit


Japandroids: 'Good albums last longer than live shows'



Following their rise to prominence in 2009 with the release of their debut album Post-Nothing, Canadian rock duo Japandroids became addicted to life on the road. During their recent London visit, we caught up with drummer and vocalist David Prowse to discuss they love of live music, legacy and much more...

Prowse touches on the surreal nature of receiving critical acclaim after the release of their debut record. “We were a very obscure band and were known in a little bit in Canada.”

“I don't think it ever occurred to us that we could become more popular than we had become on Post-Nothing," he says, speaking about the sucess of the band's second album, Celebration Rock, released in 2012.

Check out our interview with David Prowse of Japandroids below

Prowse also confesses how they have always been more proud of their live stuff, stating how they feel a lot more comfortable on stage rather than in the studio. “Playing live is what I enjoy most doing in life. I don’t think there's anything that feels as good as playing your music for a crowd of people who love your band and are singing along to every word.”

“It just became way more normal to be on that road than at home, we don’t really know what to do with ourselves at home. We have a history of not really being able to say no to any shows, if anyone wants us to play anywhere in the world we'll say yes.”

Despite this obsessional approach to live touring, Prowse admits that they have come to terms with the importance of making records whilst creating their latest album Celebration Rock. “Making a record is something that’s going to live on a lot longer than the band will.”


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