• TTA Session #005: Jape

    In the first of a short series of videos, our latest live session features Jape AKA Richie Egan performing his latest single, ‘The Heart’s Desire’, in Malmö, Sweden. ‘The Heart’s Desire’ is the first single to be taken from Egan’s forthcoming fifth album, The Chemical Sea. Make sure to check out Richie’s column on the recording of The Heart’s Desire in the January issue of our physical magazine. As well as Belfast’s Woodworkers on Saturday, March 7, Jape plays the following live dates in January, February and March. Watch the live session below. Follow Jape and Ian on Twitter.

  • Watch: Jape – The Heart’s Desire

    What a feast for the senses ‘The Hearts Desire’ by Jape is. Aside from being an incredibly enjoyable slice of fidgety, cosmically-inclined electro-pop, its video – created by Conor Finnegan  – is the most visually satisfying, boundlessly colourful thing we’ve set our eyes on in quite some time. Dig the track? It will feature on Jape’s forthcoming fifth album, The Chemical Sea, which is set for release in January. Watch the video for ‘The Heart’s Desire’ below.

  • Stream: Jape – The Heart’s Desire

    For the last couple of years, Richie Egan has been residing in the Malmö, Sweden, recording material that will rear its head on Jape’s forthcoming fifth album, The Chemical Sea. As was perfectly illustrated in Ian Pearce’s photo feature with Egan last year, there was no shortage of equipment and sonic gadgetry at the latter’s disposal in the studio, something that is more than evident on ‘The Heart’s Desire’, a new track melding Hot Chip-esque electro musing and forward-moving synth-pop that is unmistakably Jape. The Chemical Sea will be released in January. Stream ‘The Heart’s Desire’ right here.