Puffy announce new single

Classic J-Pop duo return They were one of the first contemporary J-Pop acts to break through to the West – and did so with an amazing catalogue of great tunes. Now Puffy are returning with a new single titled ‘Tomodachi … Read More

AKB48 in April 1st post scandal!

A few people queried our post yesterday concerning L’Arc-en-Ciel’s forthcoming London concert – with AKB48 as support. We can now confess that the whole story was completely fabricated, aside from the fact that L’Arc-en-Ciel are indeed performing at the O2 … Read More

L’Arc-en-Ciel and AKB48 Live in London

Famed J-Rock outfit L’Arc-en-Ciel are set for their UK debut on the 11th April in London. The long-anticipated performance has got the UK fanbase excited to finally see their favourite band playing live for the first time in London. But … Read More

FEBRUARY & HEAVENLY Review

With the release of ‘Strawberry Cream Soda Pop Daydream’ in 2009 it looked like this Best Of album would mark the end of Tomoko Kawase’s alter ego project as Tommy February6. So it was a welcome relief that in 2011 … Read More

SAORI YUKI Remix

Classic tune gets smooth remix Saori Yuki is a Japanese singer who began her career in the 1960’s specialising in Kayokyoku – a style of Japanese music that was a result of absorbing various Western styles. She scored a Japanese … Read More

NO CARS go Fashion!

You may recall that J-Pop Go were tasked with finding a band for a fashion film shoot back in January. Well guitar pop outfit NO CARS responded to that call and the film, for MARK LUPFER, has been done. The … Read More

Introducing DAZZLE VISION

Dazzling death voice Dazzle Vision are a 4-piece rock outfit that originally formed back in 2003 and have been gathering a steady fanbase ever since. Consisting of vocalist Maiko, guitarist John, bassist Takuro and Haru on drums, Dazzle Vision have … Read More

Introducing SAPPHIRE SLOWS

One of the more interesting and intriguing acts to emerge from the Japanese electronic music scene comes courtesy of the ethereal soundscapes of Sapphire Slows. Composing tunes in her bedroom on her trusty laptop this Tokyo-based musician has also made … Read More

An Interview with NATSUKO ASO

Natsuko Aso certainly likes to keep her J-Pop energetic. Songs such as ‘More More Lovers’ and ‘Perfect Area Complete’ (which also is the theme to the series Baka to Test to Shokanju) are frenetic slices of infectious pop. Natsuko’s early … Read More

An Interview with BECKII CRUEL

Beckii Cruel is a name that’s probably best associated with the fame she achieved through her YouTube channel. Posting videos of herself dancing to J-Pop and anime songs, one of the videos featured the young Becky Flint dancing to ‘Danjo’. … Read More

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