Under the Radar: Jape

Yesterday Irish band Jape released their video to Seance of Light, and next up on their agenda is the release of their upcoming album The Chemical Sea. In 2012 the band, which consists of Richie Egan and Glenn Keating, moved to Malmö in Sweden where they’re currently bound. Jape was originally created as a solo project by Richie but has turned into something more. Radar asked him some short questions.

My view right now…


Most memorable night out…
– Watching Daft Punk in Barcelona at Summer Case Festival.

Favorite city…
– Dublin.

Before I die…
– I would like to get good at this living.

Most viewed Youtube video…
– The Winged Beatle – seriously you need to go and watch this… Especially if you’re a Beatles fan..

Hidden talent…
– I’m really good at doing impressions of people’s voices.

Just discovered
– I’m still in love with the song, Twist in my Sobriety by Tanita Tikaram.

Laughs at….
– Bill Hicks, I wish he was around today.

– Whatever fits me, I’m kind of small, I enjoyed clothes shopping in Japan because I felt normal.

Dances to
– Impress my little daughter.

On a scale from 1–10, this is how funny I am…
– 10

On a scale from 1–10, this is how self-absorbed I am
– 10

Newest photo in my camera roll…


Song I’m obsessed with at the moment
– Roman Flugel – Wilkie

If I had to choose one picture for every screensaver/wallpaper I ever have, I would choose this...
– I really like the work of Matthew Barney.

Matthew Barney CREMASTER 1, 1995

In my head at the moment…(ex. 50 % my new album, 27 % finding an apartment, 20 % planning a trip to Tokyo, 3 % that new Drake-song)
– 30% the world is fucked.
– 10% I’d like to have a hang with Sia.
– 10% I need a shave.
– 10% I need to go to system bolaget before it closes.
– 10% Looking forward to summer.
– 10% Wondering how many percentage I’m up to.
– 10% Thinking about dying.
– 10% Thinking I’m glad I’m done with the interview :)


Jape are set to play in Stockholm at Lilla Hotellbaren on January 28th.
Watch their video for Seance of Light below.