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

DIE MILCH – Sinfonia

Gothic Pop perfection Die Milch’s 2013 debut Metronom demonstrated a confident hand at combining classical influences with more contemporary pop elements. There was a dynamic quality to compositions such as ‘Rosaria’ that managed to deliver effective melodies that stuck in … Read More

TOKYO FLAVOR Interview

TOKYO FLAVOR are a sub-unit of sorts, each unit named after various regions of Japan (consequently there are also Osaka and Kobe Flavor outfits). Active since 2015, TOKYO FLAVOR consists of members Niina, Yurika and Mayumi. The idol outfit made … Read More

TAKETERU SUNAMORI Interview

Anison Pop Go! The multi-talented Taketeru Sunamori has chalked up a career as a novelist, a composer and, more lately, a DJ among his list of accomplishments. As a student, he contributed voice dramas to popular Japanese site Niconico Douga … Read More

LONDON BLUE Interview

Rock Idol Go! Inspired by the UK rock music scene, LONDON BLUE are a 5-piece outfit consisting of Kana, Kayano, Rina, Kyoka and Rinka. Their eponymous 2016 debut album introduced audiences to the idol outfit’s combination of bubblegum pop and … Read More

HYPER JAPAN Summer 2018 Review

Summer musical thrills from Hyper Japan… Nothing really beats a summer event packed with Japanese culture. As ever, Hyper Japan were on hand to provide 3 days of food, fashion, gaming, cosplay, anime and music all connected with that particular … Read More

BABYMETAL graphic novel due

Discover the myth of the metal trio October will see the publication of a new graphic novel titled APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL which is designed to explore the unknown mythology of the group. To coincide with Comic-Con International, the … Read More

BRATS – Doudatte yokatta

Heavy duty rock from BRATS With the release today of their first full-length album, rock outfit BRATS Have unveiled a new video for ‘Doudatte yokatta’. The album comes along at a point where the rock trio have been keeping a … Read More

NECRONOMIDOL Live in London

Occult idol act bring their supernatural powers to London NECRONOMIDOL’s return visit to the UK saw the occult idol outfit bolstered with some new friends. The addition of Screaming 60s and 2& meant that we were treated to a full … Read More

HYPER JAPAN 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

KYARY PAMYU PAMYU Live In London 2018

J-pop gets spooky… Despite Kyary Pamyu Pamyu making her UK debut all the way back in 2013 (heralding a steady influx of J-Pop acts ever since), it still seems strange to see her returning to these shores on a regular … Read More

MAISON BOOK GIRL – Live In London

Power moves ahoy… Establishing Maison book girl as the forefront of a UK-based J-Pop label was inspiring news when it was first announced. Now in the process of doing a swift UK tour, the 4-piece outfit arrived in London for … Read More

BABYMETAL – Distortion

Dark Side Delights… Since their formation back in 2010, the metal maids of BABYMETAL have gone on to achieve a startling level of popularity. The trio of Su-Metal, Moametal and Yuimetal are one of the few outfits to achieve significant … Read More

JAPANESE SAKE FESTIVAL 2018 Review

Japanese sake and music hits London… It seems at times as if we’re enjoying a packed annual calendar of Japanese cultural events in the UK, particularly in London. Events such as the Japan Matsuri through to Hyper Japan have demonstrated … Read More

JAPANESE SAKE FESTIVAL 2018

Japan culture comes to London this weekend… The Japanese Sake Festival takes place this Sunday promising a day of tasty sake, delicious food and some sterling music performances. The festival will feature more than 20 different Japanese Sake types being … Read More

NECRONOMIDOL bring Black Winds to the UK

Occult idol adventures await… This summer sees a special tour hit the UK care of occult idol outfit NECRONOMIDOL. Along for the ride will be 2 other idol acts traveling under the banner of the Black Winds Over Albion tour. … Read More

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