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Japan Review / Grawl!x (free entry)

Two Reckless Yes bands on the same bill. Japan Review's first outing in quite some time and the first since the release of their Juno sees an expanded line-up which means they can be quite a bit noisier. Japan Review are joined by Derby's Grawlix whose solo sets have been described as "sorcery". And they are.

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Japan Review is the experimental pop project of Adam O’Sullivan with an ever-changing line up of musicians helping to build his ethereal drone soundscapes.

Initially formed in 2014 a debut EP was written and recorded with fellow Beach Volleyball alumni Dom Ashton last year, which was released through Reckless Yes in spring 2019.

Taking influence from The Radio Dept., Four Tet, Mount Eerie and Beach House their sound may be best summed up as sad dance music.


Grawl!x is the solo project of Derby-based musician and filmmaker James Machin.

His first release with Reckless Yes is the final album in his trilogy about grief; Appendix was released in April 2018 on vinyl and digitally. It follows Good Grief (2015) and Aye! (2016) and like them has melancholy moments but are affirming, even uplifting, soundscapes of love rather than loss.

This third album sits alongside the Grawl!x written and directed short film Fleeting, and includes contributions from Haiku Salut, composer Richard J Birkin, and guest vocals from Pet Crow’s Danielle Cotterill and Mighty Kids’ Shelley Jane Newman.