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

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

Summer arrives with LYRICAL SCHOOL

After bringing the wonderful ‘RUN and RUN’ with its unique video, Tokyo-based outfit lyrical school return with the seasonal ‘Summer Foundation’. The video for ‘Summer Foundation’ uses synchronised firework choreography that was filmed at the Aioi Peron Festival at the … Read More

BABYMETAL – METAL RESISTANCE

Everyone’s favourite metal maids return with album No. 2… The rapid rise of BABYMETAL as a global phenomenon certainly took people by surprise. That it happened in a period of time in which other Japanese outfits have been trying their … Read More

SHIRITSU EBISU CHUGAKU – Anarchy

Raw idol goodness from Ebichu… The idol scene appears to be going through a particularly active period at the moment with both new groups and old groups jostling for position. It’s a situation that’s also been accentuated by the emergent … Read More

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