L’Arc~en~Ciel at Indigo2, London

L’Arc~en~Ciel Anniversary Adventures… When a band as big as L’Arc~en~Ciel come to the UK expectations are set high, especially when they opt to put on the biggest stand-alone gig any J-Rock artist has before in London; and even more so … Read More

Hatsune Miku’s ‘Miku Flick’ game arrives

Fans of superstar Vocaloid Hatsune Miku can now get the game Miku Flick for iPhone or iPad. The game, which is available via iTunes and Apple’s app store, requires the player to tap in time to Hatsune Miku’s songs and … Read More

L’Arc~En~Ciel’s UK Live Debut

After much anticipation, L’Arc~En~Ciel will be making their long-awaited UK debut this evening at at London’s O2 Indigo2 venue. The concert marks a major step forward for Japanese bands performing in the UK and will hopefully pave the way for … Read More

New SHONEN KNIFE album on the way

A new album from pop rock outfit SHONEN KNIFE is due for release this June. The new album titled POP TUNE will be released simultaneously in Japan, America and also in the UK. Amongst the tracks scheduled for the album … Read More

VIVID COVERS – L’Arc~En~Ciel tribute album

A tribute to the J-Rock classic band Ahead of L’Arc~En~Ciel’s debut UK gig this week, a special 20th Anniversary tribute album is due for release tomorrow. VIVID COVERS gathers a variety of bands and artists to cover a wide range … Read More

Introducing JESSE RUINS

There’s an intriguing electronic music scene in Japan at the moment which is the polar opposite of the more familiar primary colours of the contemporary J-Pop scene. Jesse Ruins is a good example of this with their moody electronic soundscapes … Read More

KYARY PAMYU PAMYU announces 1st full album

KPP starts a revolution If there’s one character keeping the J-Pop world interesting it’s the Queen of Bonkers Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Her new single ‘CANDY CANDY’ is due for release tomorrow and her first full album Pamyu Pamyu Revolution is … Read More


Perfume spring back into action Perfume are still keeping themselves busy following the release of their last studio album JPN. Here’s the video for new single ‘SPRING OF LIFE’ which is released on April 11th. http://www.perfume-web.jp

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