Melbourne-based studio dweller, hit maker and absolute fucking delight, Japanese Wallpaper has once and for all announced his debut full length record. Glow will be available on Friday, 18th October and will be brought to life in all its stunning glory at a venue near you soon after.

After testing the waters with a series of releases since breaking into the scene as the winner of triple j’s Unearthed High, Glow sees the dream pop wunderkind well and truly coming into his own. Known for being a serial collaborator, the album will see JapWall, aka 22-year-old Gab Strum, largely tackle his sound alone, as per triple j. We heard Gab sing for the first time in 2016’s ‘Cocoon’ and can well and truly vouch for the fact that he is nothing short of a songbird of our generation.

Back in July, we got a taste of the latest wears from the producer, who released ‘Imaginary Friends’. The track is a blissed-out take on the oft unexplored fuckery that is moving from your teens into your 20s. You can watch the official video below.

If by now, you’re yet to be moved by the sonic bliss of Japanese Wallpaper, well, we suggest you start with his debut single, ‘Breathe In’ featuring Wafia; the same one that found its way into the soundtrack for Zach Braff’s film Wish I Was Here. Then make your way through to his debut self-titled EP released in 2017; the one that features absolute national treasure ‘Forces’ feat. Airling.

For his headline sojourn, kicking off shortly after Glow drops, JapWall will be making use of the rare commodities that are NZ dream weaver Lontalius and Melbourne enigma, Montgomery. Testament for just how far love for Japanese Wallpaper is spread, the producer has also dropped a string of international dates, bringing with him fellow members of Aussie ‘next crop’ hit makers Allday and Mallrat.

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Japanese Wallpaper Australian Tour Dates

W/ Lontalius & Montgomery

Friday, 25 October
Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Friday, 1 November
Badlands, Perth

Saturday, 2 November
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Friday, 8 November
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Saturday 9 November
The Brightside, Brisbane

Tickets available via Japanese Wallpaper

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