Japanese Jesus are a two-piece act from County Limerick made up of Bertie Kelly (vocals, guitars and bass) and Denny Dunworth (drums). After working with them on the release of single Bus Weirdo, we are delighted to continue our collaboration. This will lead to the vinyl and digital release of a 5 track EP in June 2023 preceded by singles Tension and Depression Breakfast.
Bertie and Denny previously played under the guise of Supermodel Twins in the noughties, recording their debut album with Noel Hogan of The Cranberries on production duties.
With a more alternative and punk sound, their debut single, Facilities, produced by Mike Gavin (Windings, The Cranberries) and mastered by Richard Dowling (Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Brian Eno), was released in August 2021 receiving rave reviews from prominent folks.
Japanese Jesus have recently appeared on Spotify’s new music podcast ‘The Tastemaker, BBC Radio Wales (Janice Long - RIP), RTE 2FM (Dan Hegarty), and Adam Devonshire’s (Bass Player with IDLES) radio show on swu.fm.
"I love it, grinding wonderful noise!"
Dan Hegarty (RTE 2FM - Ireland)
"Absolutely killer stuff from the awesome Japanese Jesus!"
- Spotify's Tastemaker New Music Weekly Podcast
"A balls to the wall power-punk missive wrapped in a glorious fuzz-soaked noise. An absolute beast of a track."
Alan Jacques (Green & Live - Ireland)
- Adam Devonshire (UK Band IDLES)