Japanese Wallpaper self-titled EP out June 18th via Zero Through Nine
East coast tour announced.

Hear the single featuring Airling here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtGALrvqJWY

Zero Through Nine is ecstatic to present the label’s seventh release, Japanese Wallpaper’s debut self-titled EP, set for release on the 18th of June. The EP acts is a celebration of Japanese Wallpapers output over the last 18 months, charting his progression from bedroom producer, through to fully fledged singer/songwriter. Commencing all the way back at the beginning with the sublime ‘Breathe In Ft. Wafia’, through to most recent single, the catchy and mature ‘Forces Ft. Airling. The release finally culminates with ‘Arrival’, a dream-like lullaby that was was written and recorded in Sydney and Melbourne over the last 12 months with Dustin Tebutt. Originally more of an acoustic ballad, Arrival has evolved constantly since its conception to perfectly encapsulates the sonic world of Japanese Wallpaper so far. ‘Arrival’

To Celebrate the launch of the EP, Japanese Wallpaper will be playing a string of shows along the east coast. The tour will be the debut of a new solo live show, featuring stunning visuals, and guest vocalists, it will be unlike any previous Japanese Wallpaper show. This will be some of the last times fans can catch Japanese Wallpaper live in 2015, before he bunkers down for his final high school exams.

JAPANESE WALLPAPER EP EAST TOUR DATES –

Brisbane – THU 02 JULY BLACK BEAR LODGE
Sydney – SAT 04 JULY NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB SYDNEY
Sydney – SAT 04 JULY NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB SYDNEY (AA)
Melbourne – SAT 11 JULY NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
Melbourne – SUN 12 JULY MATINEE NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB (AA)

When Gab Strum started Japanese Wallpaper at 13, he never expected to have played a slew of music festivals nationally, had a song included in the triple j Hottest 100, attracted the admiration of luminaries like Lorde and Gotye, and appeared in cinema soundtracks before he’d even finished high school. The last couple of years have seen extraordinary success and glowing praise heaped on Japanese Wallpaper before he’s even put out an EP.

Released under the guidance of local label Zero Through Nine, the self titled EP presents the first step in the next act of Japanese Wallpaper’s career. Zero Through Nine co-head Will Evans admires Strum’s unique perspective on electronic music, forged not by genre trends – when Strum first started, all he was listening to was The Beatles – but by his own instinct. According to Evans, “Electronic music is pretty entrenched in partying, He can’t really do that, he can’t go out and experience the scene in that way, so he could only make music that was the opposite of what everyone else was doing.”

Strum sees an album in his future. “I have this image of next year, getting a studio space and writing an album and not being full of self-doubt when it’s finished.” Strum wants to sing on it, too. But his ultimate goal is to keep reaching out, moving and relating to people through his music. “I got an email the other day from a recovering heroin addict,” Strum recalls, “and they told me my music really helped get them through it.” That means more to Japanese Wallpaper than anything else, as much as Japanese Wallpaper means to them

Japanese Wallpaper – S/T EP
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Between Friends (featuring Jesse Davidson)
Waves (featuring Pepa Knight)
Breathe In (featuring Wafia)
Forces (featuring Airling)
Arrival

Out digitally & on vinyl June 18th 2015