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Jape Win Meteor Choice Award….again!

March 9, 2012

Tickets There extends a hearty congratulations to Richie Egan and the guys in Jape for winning the Choice Award for the second time. In 2008 the band scooped the prize for their incredible ‘Ritual’ album and now they’ve gotten it for the follow up, ‘Ocean of Frequency’. Jape are one of Ireland’s most exciting bands […]

JAPE – Ocean of Frequency (Album Review)

September 26, 2011

Since picking up the Choice Award for their 2008 album, Ritual, Jape have seen a massive rise in their popularity both home and abroad. They’ve spent the last three years playing national and international tours as well as several high profile festival spots at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and many more. Now the band is back […]

Jape – Hands of Fire / Lying on a Deathbed (Single Review)

May 27, 2011

What ever your taste in music, there’s little to no chance you haven’t come across and enjoyed the mighty Jape over the past few years. Ever since the release of their second album, The Monkeys in the Zoo have More Fun Than Me in 2004, Jape’s appeal and presence on the Irish scene has been […]

JAPE Returns! New Single & Album Details Released

May 20, 2011

All round musical genius Richie Egan is dusting off the Jape cloak, getting the band together and revving things up for the release of their fourth studio album. Last seen flogging his latest project, VisionAir, he’s now ready to release the follow up to 2008’s Choice Music Price-winning Ritual. Titled Ocean of Frequency, the album […]


November 9, 2010

As the white mist creeps over the black lit swamp, the blurry figure of Jape maestro Richie Egan can at long last be seen emerging, synth clutched tightly. At long last the excellent Jape are blowing of the cobwebs for a full blown tour with Fionn Regan and ASIWYFA(they really should be called ASIWYFA for […]

The Redneck Manifesto – Friendship (Album Review)

March 26, 2010

Instrumental fans prepare for lift off, The Redneck Manifesto have returned with an album so funked up you’ll be drooling over it for many weeks and months to come. After being announced in late 2008, the band has finally released their first LP since 2004’s I Am Brazil and it’s been more than worth the […]

Jape’s Up to Something!!

October 17, 2009

After winning the 2008 Choice Music Price last year for his third album, Ritual, it seems main man, Richie Egan is working on his eagerly anticipated 4th album. Fans of Jape will know that he already has a whole host of new tracks ready to go and according to the group’s official Twitter page, a […]

HY-GIY?: Jape – Ritual

September 7, 2009

If you read my blog you should know three things. 1, I have a frightening love for Sheffield’s finest rock band, Def Leppard. 2, I like tearing into terrible bands and ridiculing them to the point where it just inst professional and I make very few apologies to fans or band members for the way I discuss them and three, I consider Jape to be one of Irelands finest talents ever produced and last year, he sealed that claim with his third album, Ritual.

JAPE: The Worry Fades – New Song!

August 6, 2010

Riche Egan, aka Jape has stuck a new track, The Worry Fades up on Soundcloud and it’s well wortha few spins. Check it out by Clicking Here.

Jape Readies New Album

July 4, 2010

Just 10 minutes ago, Choice Award winners and Irish electro extraordinaire Richie ‘Jape’ Egan confirmed that his new album is reaching completion. Updating his Facebook page, the singer wrote.. ‘new album almost recorded here in black box studio france, still a bit to do though. it sounds pretty sweet so far we reckon :). still […]


May 30, 2009

God, its 2:37 am on a Saturday night (Ed. Sunday morning A-Hole) and I’m not only still awake but also sober! It’s not that I wasn’t out or can’t get booze, quite the opposite in fact. Tonight, I broke this years tradition of not leaving Dun Laoghaire for love or money and finally succumbed to […]