PERFUME – CLINGING ON

cling1With the exception of those living under a rock recently, it’s clear that J-Pop superstars PERFUME have been quite busy recently with song releases and tour plans.

‘Cling Cling’, which offers up Perfume’s 25th single release (20th on a major label), is a slow burner of a song that takes a few spins to work its magic. There’s a crisp, percussive quality to ‘Cling Cling’, enhanced by electronic melodies and captivating key changes. On first listen, the song suggests more of a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu influence, but as Yasutaka Nakata is once again on songwriting and production duties, some crossover elements were bound to come into play at some point. More inside>>

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu album gets UK release

pika3KYARY PAMYU PAMYU’s third album release Pika Pika Fantajin will be seeing releases in countries outside of Japan – including the UK.

Record label Warner Music Japan will be releasing the album in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Spain, America, Canada and Mexico. The global releases will feature lyric cards in English as well as a 20 page photo book. More inside>>

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J-POP GO AT LAC JULY

lac_2014_promoJ-Pop Go will be on DJ duties for next weekend’s London Anime Convention.

We’ll be performing a variety of J-Pop, Anime Songs, Idol tunes and the like over the course of Saturday evening. We’ll also be joined on the decks by our special guest DJ Himezawa.

Other treats for the LAC weekend include performances from Himezawa and also Scarlett Young. Plus appearances by Of Fire and Fate, Kerri Veck and Momoiro Otome Ensemble (M.O.E).

Get all the details on timings and tickets via the J-Pop Go Events page or directly from www.londonanimecon.com

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PERFUME GLOBAL TOUR 2014

perfume-_1400690087_af_orgPERFUME have announced plans for a third World Tour kicking off in winter 2014 – including a return date for the UK.

With the impending release of new single ‘Cling Cling’, Perfume have chosen the right moment to announce details of their new touring plans. The outfit will embark on their new global adventures following the completion of their Gurun Gurun Tour which takes place through August/September. More inside>>

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NAOMI SUZUKI vs AKARI MOCHIZUKI

akari_naomiTwo of our resident Japanese musicians and singers are taking part in a special J-Pop show in London on 29th June.

NAOMI SUZUKI is a J-Pop singer known for her performances and compere work at the Japan Matsuri, while AKARI MOCHIZUKI is a regular performer at Japan Matsuri and Hyper Japan where she entertains audiences with her own blend of Enka and Pop.

The performance later this month will see both Akari and Naomi battling it out with a selection of the Showa era’s greatest hits. This period in Japanese music showcased artists such as Kyu Sakamoto, Seiko Matsuda, The Peanuts and Pink Lady.

The venue of choice is So Restaurant in Piccadilly Circus which serves a variety of tasty Japanese dishes. Tickets are £43 which also includes a 3-course dinner and drink. The event takes place on Sunday 29th June. Doors open at 6pm.

Booking details: www.sorestaurant.com

Akari Mochizuki: https://www.facebook.com/akari.mochizuki.148
Naomi Suzuki: https://www.facebook.com/naomi.suzuki.9659

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