Vancouver indie rock band JPNSGRLS ( pronounced Japanese Girls) are neither Japanese nor girls but they are excited about their first full length CD and finishing their current tour in Lethbridge, July 30 at the Slice.
“Lately we’ve been going by the monicker ‘high voltage garage pop.That means that there is a lot of pop, but it is also very high energy. We like to have a lot of fun,” said frontman Charlie Kerr from Red Deer, mid-way through a tour in support of their new CD“ Circulation.”
“It’s just really fun music. We’re big fans of bands like the White Stripes and the Strokes and we also have a lot of love for bands like Led Zeppelin and Queens of the Stone Age, which is why we kind of sound like those bands,” he continued.
The band has been together for six or seven years ever since guitarist Oliver Mann noticed Charlie performing in a battle of the bands competition at one of the high schools.
“It wasn’t his high school, but his band had just broken up so he coached me to be the lead singer of a new band he was starting. And we got Chris (McLelland, bass) about five years ago,” Kerr continued. Drummer Graham Serl completes the lineup.
“ That must have been five or six years ago.”
They released a well received five song EP called the “Sharkweek EP” in 2013 and just released ”Circulation.”