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PSYDOLL – Machine Kingdom

Cyber Pop Go Music seems to love a neat, orderly system of genres for artists and bands to be filed in. Occasionally, however, some bands turn up that prove difficult to nail down to any one niche. Tokyo’s Psydoll are … Read More

J-Pop Go Review Of 2018

The year in J-pop… 2018 saw some turbulent events in the world of Japanese music, including some line-up changes and one significant retirement. But among the stories were some good record releases – and more than a few newer acts … Read More

The occult world of NECRONOMIDOL

Voyaging across the black seas of infinity… One of the groups that seem to have made a strong impression in recent years is occult outfit Necronomidol. Originally founded by Ricky Wilson, an ex-pat American musician who had spent time dabbling … Read More

BANZAI JAPAN Interview

The Red & White Idol Show One of the groups that helped dissipate the winter blues at the last Hyper Japan event (see J-Pop Go’s review) was BANZAI JAPAN. This idol outfit are focussed on promoting the culture of Japan … Read More

HYPER JAPAN Winter 2018 Review

Winter wonderland adventures With the winter months closing in, the appeal of a long weekend of Japanese pop culture is always difficult to dismiss. London’s Olympia paid host to Hyper Japan’s annual festivities once again (albeit in a slightly smaller … Read More

HYPER JAPAN Winter 2018 Preview

The UK’s biggest Japanese cultural event is back… Hyper Japan is the UK’s biggest convention of J-culture and anime held in the UK. First staged in 2010, Hyper Japan is designed to promote all aspects of Japanese culture, encompassing food, … Read More

TENTENKO – Tentenko

Pink pop perfection Synthpop artist Tentenko has been busy in her own particular technicolor world of music for a number of years, a journey which has resulted in this new eponymous album venture which showcases a variety of pop flavours. … Read More

BRATS – Brats

Rock trio deliver heavy-duty tunes… Japan’s continuing interest in guitar bands has seen a curious renaissance in recent times, particularly from female-fronted rock acts. From the garage punk aesthetic of Mutant Monster through to the Heavy Metal leanings of BAND-MAID, … Read More

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