Japanese Television release new video ‘Bruno’s Nightmare’ and announce UK tour

Photo Credit Luis Kramer

“On a different orbit from everything else’’ Steve Lamacq

“EP II definitely lives up to its cosmic-beachy billing” NME Magazine

From the ashes of three London psych-rock bands rose Japanese Television; Al Brown, Alex Lawton, Ian Thorn and Tim David Jones – who formed with a shared vision of creating a modern psychedelic space-surf-soundscape.

The band went into the studio with Kristian Bell (The Wytches) who artfully captured the raw spirit of their live performances to 8-track tape. The tracks make up their debut self-titled 2018 EP, which was named EP of the year by both Gideon Coe and Amy Lame at BBC 6 Music, followed by EP II which sold out physically within a matter of weeks.

‘Bruno’s Nightmare’ is the 3rd single from EP II. A driving krautrock infused cut, ‘Bruno’s Nightmare’ invokes images of just that; haunting psychonautic guitars awash over dreamy futuristic synth to soundtrack your minds late night illusions.

The new video was written and directed by JTV drummer Alistair Brown, the follow up to his last music video ‘Never Fight A Man with a Perm’ for Brit awarded rock band Idles. Alistair had this to say about the film:

“We first met Brian, AKA. The Doctor, at around 1am in a sweaty basement club in Manchester whilst on tour and whilst playing a set. He felt like a being from another dimension. His movements were like nothing we’d ever seen before. Everyone in the venue was mesmerized. He kindly agreed that night to be in a video for us.”

Fast forward 8 months and this is the result; Bruno’s Nightmare

Stream EP ‘Japanese Television II’ HERE

Tour dates:


06/02 – The Victoria, London

07/02 – The Lanes, Bristol

08/02 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

09/02 – Tyne Bar, Newcastle

10/02 – Flying Duck, Glasgow

11/02 – Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh

12/02 – The Lantern, Halifax

13/02 – Mabgate Bleach, Leeds

14/02 – JT Soar, Nottingham


Video credits:


Director: Al Brown
DOP: James Moriarty

Editor: James Moriarty

Producer: Hugo Goodwin

Assistant Producer: Chantal Gold

Colourist: Alexandre Nerzic

Props and wardrobe: Cat Percy
Dancer: Brian Benson
Hair & make-up: Paula Clark








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