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

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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

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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

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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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FIFI RONG – Awake

The sultry charms of Fifi Rong awaken once again… Having surprised listeners with the dynamic electropop of ‘The Same Road’ in 2017 (see our sister site The Electricity Club’s review), Fifi Rong launches her latest EP Awake with a strong … Read More

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BRATS – Kimarigoto

BRATS rock back into action… Rock outfit BRATS have released the video for new song ‘Kimarigoto’ proving the rock trio still have the chops to deliver a powerful tune. The track is a new studio recording of a live song … Read More

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BABYMETAL’s Mikio Fujioka 1981 – 2018

RIP Little God Sad news as it’s been announced that Mikio Fujioka, the guitarist for BABYMETAL has passed away. Fujioka, who was only 36, was part of the Kami Band and had been part of BABYMETAL since 2013. Known to … Read More

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2017 – Songs Of The Year

2017 has been a mixed combo of winners in many genres, including some classic artists. Here’s the songs that J-Pop Go think stood out this year – along with the personal lists from the J-Pop Go contributors… Perfume – TOKYO … Read More

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Dempagumi.inc expands with new members

Dempa goes large… Idol pop group Dempagumi.inc have announced that their line-up has expanded with the addition of 2 new members. As unexpected as that news is, the additional surprise is that the new members are Rin “Perorin” Kaname and … Read More

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2017 – The Year In Review

2017 has been a particularly busy year in the world of J-Pop. It’s seen the return of old favourites as well as the emergence of new talent. Meanwhile, the UK has hosted some amazing events along with some great acts … Read More

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HIMEZAWA – Spades & Stars

Shooting for the stars… With her debut album Spades & Stars just released, Himezawa has had an opportunity to reflect on her fortunes since relocating to Japan several years back. The German-born musician, model, author and performer had started her … Read More

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MUTANT MONSTER Interview

Punk power trio deliver mutant moments… Originally formed in 2008 by sisters Be and Meana during their first year of high school, MUTANT MONSTER initially found inspiration from punk rock – particularly classic UK bands such as The Clash, The … Read More

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B.O.O. Interview

Idol pop duo offer a bridge between J-Pop and western styles… The world of idol pop is peppered with a broad range of solo artists and large group outfits all competing for attention in the Japanese domestic market. BOO is … Read More

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HYPER JAPAN CHRISTMAS MARKET 2017 Returns

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

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PERFUME – If You Wanna

The tunesome threesome return with an electropop moment… Following on from the release of Perfume’s 5th studio album COSMIC EXPLORER in 2016, the technopop trio have kept themselves busy with touring, the release of the documentary WE ARE PERFUME and … Read More

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TORIENA Interview

The 8-Bit brilliance of one of Japan’s rising chiptune stars… The world of chiptune and 8-bit electronic music has been a compelling niche area for grassroots musicians for a number of years. One of the rising stars of this scene … Read More

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