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Premiere: Japanese Television share hypnotic video for 'Falling Spikes'


Japanese Television, the UK’s premier space surf band that live in London and don’t surf, have shared their hypnotic video for their psychedelic filled new single ‘Falling Spikes’ which is premiering exclusively with Far Out.

The track is the standout number from their latest EP, III, which was released on September 4th and saw the band deliver five slices of eclectic motorik space noise, for the release they linked up once more with Chicago-based label Tip Top Recordings and The Wytches’ Kristian Bell took up producer duties.

Their sound is truly unique, one that invites the listener into a mystical otherwordly planet, a place that Japanese Television have created that takes you to an escapist’s utopia throughout the EP as you descend into a beautifully strange trip, one which is quite the tonic for these times.

This new music video sees the band venture into an enchanted forest for a sci-fi cult séance, summoning spirits from far off lands to enjoy the mesmerising sounds of Britain’s best space surfers. The music video was directed by drummer Al Brown, a creative who previously directed his band’s video for ‘Bruno’s Nightmare’ and was also the man behind the genius video for IDLES’ effort ‘Never Fight A Man With a Perm’.

Japanese Television’s new track is also the latest episode of Far Out Magazine’s new Facebook series ‘Emerging Sounds’, a project which shines a light on some of the best new music that’s simmering under the radar right now.

Let them take you into their space surf universe, below.