MOSO CALIBRATION Interview

It’s idol pop go with MoCali… Idol outfit Moso Calibration emerged from the Dear Stage stable (home of Dempagumi.inc) in 2013. Currently a 5-piece group, MoCali have built up a respectable fanbase on the back of tunes such as ‘Chichin … Read More

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REOL Interview

Hyper pop tunes from J-Pop trio… 3-piece outfit REOL have established themselves through a series of energetic compositions, including ‘ChiruChiru’, ‘YoiYoi Kokon’ and ’Give Me Break Stop Now’. Consisting of Reol, GigaP and Okiku. Signed to the Toy’s Factory label, … Read More

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THE IDOL FORMERLY KNOWN AS LADYBABY Pelo

The former LADYBABY duo prove that they’re an outfit that can’t be licked… The initial success of LADYBABY was something of a surprise to all parties concerned. ‘Nippon Manju’, the song that propelled the 3-piece idol outfit to global attention, … Read More

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KYARY PAMYU PAMYU Easta

KPP scrambles up some serviceable J-Pop… The whole ‘Wacky Japan’ trope has become a bit tiresome – and us enthusiasts of Japanese pop culture are always keen to explain that Japan counts for more than a collection of bizarre visuals … Read More

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Ikutaro Kakehashi 1930 – 2017

Japan’s music industry lost a legend recently with the passing of Ikutaro Kakehashi. Founder of the Roland company, Kakehashi was a pioneer of electronic music whose impact is still being felt in the music business today. Much of Roland’s early … Read More

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THE TOMBOYS Interview

The energetic 4-piece rock outfit return to London… THE TOMBOYS are bathed in green light as they perform their upbeat number ‘Please Remember Me’ on stage at the Underbelly in Hoxton. They’re bouncing all around the small stage, standing on … Read More

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THE TOMBOYS return to London

4-piece Japanese rock outfit THE TOMBOYS return to London on the 19th March along with special guests. In 2016, UK audiences got the opportunity to experience the energy of this former SCANDAL covers outfit firsthand. They played a special performance … Read More

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RINA MATSUNO – 1998-2017

We are saddened to learn that Rina Matsuno of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku has passed away at the age of 18. The idol group had announced on Tuesday that she would be unable to appear at a planned Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku … Read More

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London Anime & Gaming Con February 2017

The LONDON AND ANIME GAMING CON returns for its first 2017 event! J-POP GO will be on DJ duties for the Friday night segment of the event between 8pm to 10pm. Baka Punk will be on hand to spin tunes … Read More

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2016 – The Year In Review

2016 has been an eventful year for J-Pop, particularly here in the UK which hosted both some big names and small names for live performances. Along the way we saw the return of old favourites and also some shocks for … Read More

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BRATS – AINIKOIYO

BRATS return with the energetic rock of ‘AINIKOIYO’… One of J-Pop Go’s songs of 2015 was the percussive pop of ’14-sai boy’ brought to us via BRATS, the outfit formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya (vocals) and Aya Kuromiya (bass). If … Read More

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Promotion: Japanese Study School

Expand your knowledge of Japanese language and culture through this special offer! In partnership with the Japanese Study School, we are offering a special promotional discount of 25% on classes running this month. The Japanese Study School is designed to … Read More

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THE TOMBOYS pre-HYPER JAPAN Live Show

As a special pre-Hyper Japan event, rock outfit THE TOMBOYS are performing this Tuesday in London along with special guests. Formerly known as NoName, the newly re-christened THE TOMBOYS originally laid their musical foundations as a SCANDAL cover band before … Read More

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FIFI RONG Future Never Comes

It’s been a busy year for soulful songstress Fifi Rong. Following on from her successful Forbidden Desire EP, Fifi has since collaborated with Mercury Prize-winning musician Skepta on his latest album Konnichiwa. Meanwhile, Fifi has also joined forces with classic … Read More

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SCANDAL Live at 02 Islington

SCANDAL return to rock the socks off London’s O2 Islington… When they first emerged into Japan’s busy music scene back in 2006, rock outfit SCANDAL certainly caught everyone’s attention. Haruna Ono (vocals, guitar), Mami Sasazaki (guitar), Tomoni Ogawa (bass, vocals) … Read More

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SCANDAL live in London tonight

SCANDAL make a welcome return to London for a live show tonight. The 4-piece rock outfit, who celebrate their 10th Anniversary this year, will be promoting their latest album release Yellow as well as a selection of tunes from their … Read More

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SARDONYX to appear at Anime Attacks

Anime Attacks returns with a celebration of all things Japanese; bringing together arts, crafts, culture, music, fashion, food, film, games and much more. Anime Attacks will also feature SARDONYX in performance at the event. SDNX (Sardonyx) are a new K-Pop/J-Pop … Read More

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JAPAN MATSURI 2016

The Japan Matsuri returns to London’s Trafalgar Square once again this September with another packed schedule of music, food, events and activities. Now in its 8th year of bringing Japanese culture to London audiences, the Japan Matsuri has another dazzling … Read More

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