The Japanese Popstars have been racking up the air miles, carving out a global reputation to rival the biggest names in dance music as a must-see live act and purveyor of raucous, foot-stomping, energetic electronic dance music. The band are preparing for the release their new single, ‘Shells Of Silver’, one of the slower tempo songs from their new album ‘Controlling Your Allegiance’, it features the rich melancholic vocals of Irish folk artist, James Vincent McMorrow.
The release comes with three great remixes: Maxxi Soundsystem, aka Brighton duo Sam Watts and Neal Lewis, excel with their deep slo-motion House joint. Superstringz keep the tempo down with a Nu-Wave flavoured interpretation. Finally, The White Sea remix (M83 vocalist Morgan Kibby) builds dramatic tension over its length, layering haunting vocals and twirling synths, creating an intense opus.
The album includes their previous singles 'Let Go', a storming, tumultuous, twisted, electro barrage featuring Chicago house legend Green Velvet, 'Destroy' with Jon Spencer 's idiosyncratic and eerily compelling vocal, ‘Song For Lisa featuring the glacial tones of Lisa Hannigan, and ‘Take Forever’ with the legendary Robert Smith.