Japanese Television stream new single Bee Cage

Japanese Television
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London-based space/krautrock trio Japanese Television have streamed their brand new single Bee Cage. The track is taken from the band's upcoming EP III which will be released through Chicago label Tip Top Recordings on September 4. You can listen to the track in full below.

Bee Cage is described b y the band as "an expansive, groove-laden astral treat that encapsulates the bands rhythmic jams and dramatically sets the tone for the full release. Follow-up’s Martian Soup and Falling Spikes lean into their more slacker, laid-back noise-outs but at no point do they relent. Hot Sauce, an immersive live favourite, revels in its own delirium before closer Moon Glider sees us off with intoxicating headiness."

Japanese Television formed in 2018 over a shared love of fuzz boxes, Joe Meek and UFOs. EP III  was recorded live to an old 8 track machine with The Wytches’ Kristian Bell following the success of EPs I & II which both sold out first and second pressings immediately.

The band have also announced live dates for March 2021. Japanese Television will play:

March 26: London The Lexington
March 27: Brighton Patterns
April 1: Birmingham Hare & Hounds
April 2: Manchester The Castle Hotel
April 3: Nottingham The Chameleon 

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.