Jape is the alter-ego of Redneck Manifesto member Richie Egan. Hailing from Crumlin, Dublin 12, he purveys an electronica-heavy music tinged with stoner folk. Japes most renowned song Floating has been covered by The Raconteurs and The Mighty Stef, to name a few.
His debut album Cosmosphere was released in 2003 (Volta Records), followed by 2004 The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me (Trust Me Im A Thief). Having recently signed with V2 Records (9th May 2007), a third effort Ritual came out on the 4th June 2008.
The single Phil Lynott was pushed forward as a possible Christmas number one in Ireland but barely dent the charts, despite being a huge live favourite. His debut at the SXSW festival in Texas (2007) added much hype and excitement to the future prospects of Japes career. In December 2008 Jape wrote a song with David Kitt for a Christmas compilation called An Indiecater Christmas which was put out by Indiecater Records. Ritual recently won the 2008 Choice Music Award.
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