|5 July 2010||Virgin Records / EMI||n/a|
|01. Destroy (Radio Edit)
02. Destroy (Club Edit)
|Promo CD in PVC sleeve with printed paper insert for Japanese Popstars single taken from their second album. Rear sleeve has a short biography of the band and gives a release date of 7th June 2010 (rather than 30th May as originally stated).
Commercially released (5th July 2010) as a coloured vinyl 12″ single with b-sides My Bubbles and Evidenty.
There is also a three track promo CD featuring two remixes of Destroy.
Destroy made its debut be on the Pete Tong radio show in January 2010 and was previously released on DMC Club Hits 43 compilation and a free download recorded at Digital Live.
NEWS (2 June 2010): “Just a heads up to make you aware that the release of ‘Destroy’ has been pushed back to the 1st of July because we are planning a limited edition coloured 12” vinyl release of the track with TWO NEW Popstars tracks called ‘My Bubbles’ and ‘Evidently’.
The video is almost ready to be unleashed and it looks AMAZING!! We are very excited to have a video of this calibre with the legendary Jon Spencer starring in it.” – myspace.com/thejapanesepopstars
“A new signing for EMI that we’re very excited about is The Japanese Popstars, a trio from Northern Ireland who have spent the last 18 months touring the world and winning huge numbers of fans to their sparkling electronic dance music.
Hailed as the rightful heirs to the likes of Underworld, Leftfield, The Chemical Brothers and Orbital, Decky, Gary and Galo’s debut album ‘We Just Are’ attracted huge critical acclaim (eg ‘Literally amazing’, ‘The most exciting new electronic act on the planet’, ‘F**king amazing’) and led to them performing their stunning live sets at Glastonbury, Ultra Festival, Fabric, Rockness, Fuji Rock and Planet Love among many others. This summer’s festivals include Bestival, Creamfields, Parklife, Electric Picnic and Rockness.
New single ‘Destroy’ is released by Virgin Records on May 30. Featuring vocals by Jon Spencer (of the Blues Explosion) the single paves the way for the band’s second album which is due out in the summer. ” – http://www.emimusic.com/
01. Destroy (Radio Edit)
Produced: Gary Curran / Declan McLaughlin / Gareth Donoghue / Jon Spencer
Writers: Gary Curran / Declan McLaughlin / Gareth Donoghue
Published: EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / Patrica Ann Music (BMI)
Vocals: Jon Spencer
Run Time: 3.18
02. Destroy (Club Edit)
*cover states 4.34 but the run time is actually 4.33 as it appears printed on the disc.
|“Japanese Pop Stars – ‘Destroy’ : Released 07/06, Virgin
The Japanese Popstars are set for the summer fo their young lives. Now signed to Virgin Records, the Northern Irish trio will release their eagerly awaited new single this summer. ‘Destroy’ is the taster, a sonic appetiser that sees them joined by Jon Spencer (he of the Blues Explosion). Hailed as the rightful heirs to Underworld, Leftfield, The Chemical Brothers, and Orbital, The Japanese Popstars’ debut album, ‘We Just Are’ was championed by The Guardian, Word, Artrocker, NME, Clash, Popjustice, Mixmag, DJ, Radio 1, XFM, and beyond. The singles earned support from the likes of Pete Tong, Soulwax, Benny Benassi, Zane Lowe and the rest of the electronic elite. The Sunday Times: “Dance music darlings” Word: “Literally amazing.. They’re incredible live too””
MATRIX: “CD-R 80 CWLHT-5077 0209″*
*generic CDR matrix number