SCANDAL UK DATE REVEALED

news_xlarge_SCANDAL_art20141030As previously reported, SCANDAL are due to embark on a World Tour in 2015 – and one of those dates will include London.

The tour is the back of new album「HELLO WORLD」which features the singles ‘Departure’, ‘Yoake no Ryuseigun’ and ‘Image’ and is due for release on 3rd December.

The confirmed dates are:

4/25:Le Bataclan, Paris, France
4/26:The Islington Academy, London, UK
5/10:Wall, Taiwan
5/29:Macpherson Stadium, Hong Kong

Tickets for the UK concert are due to go on sale from 26th November.

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HYPER JAPAN CHRISTMAS MARKET SCHEDULE

HJC2014_logoThe UK’s largest Japanese culture event HYPER JAPAN is returning for a special Christmas Market next weekend.

Music and performance once again plays a big part of Hyper Japan which includes Miyu Koike, Diana Garnet, Joe Inoue, Scarlett Young, Himezawa and Kelsey Ellison as well as special Hatsune Miku performances. Here’s our pick of the performers, along with a handy guide to schedules: More Inside  »

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SCANDAL 「HELLO WORLD」 DETAILS

news_xlarge_SCANDAL_art20141030Hot on the news that SCANDAL are due to make their UK debut in 2015, comes details regarding their forthcoming album 「HELLO WORLD」.

「HELLO WORLD」 will feature the singles ‘Departure’ and ‘Yoake no Ryuseigun’ as well as new single release ‘Image’, which is being used as the official song for the Nestlé Cup International Women’s Club Championship 2014. A lyric video for ‘Image’ has also been released which includes footage of the band in the studio. More Inside  »

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ANIME ATTACKS THIS SATURDAY

aa-thumbnailThis weekend sees the return of ANIME ATTACKS – Gateshead Leisure Centre’s Japanese culture and manga festival bringing together music, art and crafts, fashion, anime, food, films, games and competitions.

Once again, J-Pop Go will be on hand to provide a generous helping of performers and J-Pop for Saturday. Our all-star line-up includes BECKII, KELSEY ELLISON and HIMEZAWA. The event will also feature select sets of J-Pop, K-Pop, Anisong and Vocaloid tunes from DJ genkiboi.

The J-Pop Go team will also be taking part in quizzes and panels over the course of Saturday. Join us for some Japanese Pop Culture Fun! More Inside  »

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GETTING ‘BREATHLESS’ WITH FIFI RONG

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The release of Next Pursuit by FIFI RONG back in April provided us with a collection of smooth, soulful tunes. As we noted in our feature on Fifi last year, there’s a delicate dream-like vibe to her work, which also encompasses a broad range of genres including jazz, soul, dubstep and trip hop.

Now Fifi has completed a new video for the track ‘Breathless’, culled from the Next Pursuit EP. With a more restrained approach, ‘Breathless’ offers up a bass-driven slice of dark beauty with stark dub-inspired interludes… More Inside  »

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