If there’s one J-Pop artist who’s rapidly achieved success in the music industry, it’s KYARY PAMYU PAMYU. With her World Tour behind her, Kyary’s latest single release titled ‘Invader Invader’ is out today.
As part of a new feature, let’s also look at just what sort of numbers the scary-haired one is turning over….More Inside »
The collaborative effort between Bristol rock outfit AREA 11 and BECKII CRUEL has now been released.
Shi No Barado is an impressive slice of pop-infused rock with some smooth melodic touches and confident vocals. The video accompanying the song is a very slick set of visuals too.
The creation of Shi No Barado was revealed when we interviewed Beckii back in December 2012: “A few months back Area 11 got in contact with me and they asked me if I wanted to be a feature vocal on one of their tracks called Shi No Barado and I was really interested and so I said ‘Yes, please send me the track’. It’s very different to what I normally do. The genre is Gaijin Rock which is like J-Rock with an English style to it. We recorded the song only about a month and a half ago and it went so well and I was thrilled and it was music that really suited my voice, which is probably unexpected to a lot of people but I had so much fun”.
Area 11 are a 4-piece outfit from Bristol who took their name from the anime series Code Geass (in which Area 11 is the name for Japan) and whose songs often take inspiration from anime and games.
Following on from her split album February & Heavenly in 2012, Tommy February6 returns with a brand new album this June.
‘TOMMY CANDY SHOP ❤ SUGAR ❤ ME’ will feature the single ‘Be My Valentine’ and also includes ‘Runaway’ which featured as the end theme for the TV series Jitsuroku Sekai no Mystery. The album is also part of what’s described as ‘The Brilliant Green Tomoko Kawase Debut 15th Anniversary Project’.
The album will be released as both a normal edition and a special Limited Edition with DVD featuring two songs from the album. ‘TOMMY CANDY SHOP ❤ SUGAR ❤ ME’ is released 12th June.
London Anime Con returns with a packed weekend of anime, manga, gaming and cosplay events.
Once again, J-Pop Go will be attending and providing DJ duties as part of the Saturday evening events. Expect a variety of J-Pop tunes along with a side order of K-Pop! Live music is catered for by Yama-B, famously known as the co-founder and of top power metal band Galneryus. Top bands Of Fate and Fire and Legend In Japan shall also be performing. More Inside »
Several months after the drama that surrounded AKB48 member Minami Minegishi, Minami appears on the cover of woman’s magazine Fujin Koron and chats about the incident that caused so much debate.
Minami had made a tearful appearance on a video with her head shaved following the story. Asked about the motivation behind this act, Minami commented: “It was not because I was mentally out of control, but it was a result of thinking what I should do to convey my feeling of apology. And I thought I wanted to convey it in a visible form, then, what went through my mind was “Shaving my head””. More Inside »