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Today The Japanese Popstars release their Astralwerks debut “Controlling Your Allegiance.” The Northern Ireland trio’s alternatively aggressive and highly addictive debut is currently streaming in full on Spinner.com and now available for purchase via all major retailers. The band, bringing a no frills electronic album with guest vocals from Robert Smith (The Cure), Lisa Hannigan, Jon Spencer (of Blues Explosion), Tom Smith (The Editors), Green Velvet, Morgan Kibby (M83), and Ireland’s own James Vincent McMorrow, have fast become a proud fixture of the UK’s vibrant nu-electro scene, earning praise from legendary British dance authority MixMag who called them “the most exciting new electronic act on the planet”.

The Japanese Popstars are giving fans a taste of what they want to hear while still identifying themselves as a band track by track. Honoring the sounds pioneered by Chemical Brothers, Prodigy and Underworld, The Japanese Popstars have ultimately given their entire album a full body and unique sound within its own genre, gaining new ground and fans within the electronic scene. The band is also not afraid to slow things down to 100 BPM, as evidenced on “Shells Of Silver”, their sublime downtempo collaboration with James Vincent McMorrow, already a favorite with radio programmers and fans alike.

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