Made in Japan

Made in Japan

 Lewisham, New South Wales, AUS

A combination of dreamy 90's inspired pop and shoegaze combined with a modern energetic british sound. Think Slowdive and Smashing Pumpkins meets Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club.


Some things you should know about Made in Japan…

They were formed in mid-2008 by old school mates James Cooney and Jono Graham.

James is their vocalist and drummer, Jono and Tom both play guitar, Andrew plays bass.

Some of their influences are Bloc Party, Smashing Pumpkins, The Horrors, Slowdive, Bombay Bicycle Club and Foals.

Drum Media says “Think all the hallmarks of the best latter-day Britpop – most notably the drum and bass-driven precision of Bloc Party, and perhaps the jagged inventiveness of the Futureheads – tempered with the energy of youth.”

They’ve played all the well-known Sydney haunts multiple times including the Annandale, the late Hopetoun, Spectrum, Oxford Arts Factory and World Bar.

Music Feeds says “it’s only a matter of time before it’s featured on mp3 players across the country. Big call? Maybe. But one this reviewer is willing to stand by.”

They independently released their debut EP in February 2009. The launch at the Annandale Hotel sold out in the first 20 minutes.

They’ve supported Sparkadia, Bluejuice, and Deep Sea Arcade to name a few.

Faster Louder says “these guys are a perfect example of the undiscovered talent that is hidden in music venues around Sydney. Hunt them down and check them out.”

They’ve released two singles, Oxford Décor & Pairs, since the EP and are working on their debut album as we speak.

Both singles have been consistently played on national and community radio.

They’re debut album is due for release mid-next year.

We hope to see you at a soon...


February 2009 - Made in Japan (EP)

October 2009 - Oxford Decor (single)

April 2010 - Pairs (single)

Set List



3.What it is


5.Free Spirits

6.Oxford Decor