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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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