'This Chemical Sea', the follow-up to Jape's Choice Music Prize wining 'Ocean of Frequency' (which itself was a follow-up to Choice winning 'Ritual'), will be released in January of next year as per Richie Egan's Instagram account.

Egan released the news earlier this afternoon by way of a short video online showcasing the album's beautiful artwork and a a few seconds of an as-yet-unnamed track.

Expectations will be high for this record, Jape's first release in more than three years, and given that Jape's last albums have been nothing short of spectacular we're confident that this could well be the first great Irish release of 2015.