Japandroids // The House That Heaven Built // Polyvinyl Records // Out Now
'And if they try to slow you down, tell them all to go to hell' instructs Brian King each time the chorus is brought to a close. It's this angst driven statement in 'The House That Heaven Built' that shouts a message of desired success and no nonsense attitude. The track is taken from the Canadian duo's second studio album, 'Celebration Rock.'
This first single has attitude, heaps of the stuff. The track, like the rest of the new album was co-produced by the band, completed by drummer and vocalist David Prowse along with Jesse Gander, who they have previously worked with. The raw quality that is embedded into their mantra, is unsurprisingly present here. The gritty shout of the words and the guitar’s constant scuzzy ring gives it an abundance of contagious energy. This means that you might even find yourself telling (or wanting) an old foe to ‘go to hell.’