HIRASAWA TO TAINAKA Interview

Fuwa Fuwa Time K-On! was a music anime series that became something of a phenomenon when it first aired back in 2009 (see J-Pop Go review previously). Based on the manga series by Kakifly, the plot revolves around four high … Read More

NAOMI SUZUKI Interview

Creating a cultural bridge… A popular figure on London’s busy Japanese culture and music scene, Naomui Suzuki is probably best-known for her MC work at the annual Japan Matsuri (see J-Pop Go’s previous interview). Naomi has carefully crafted a career … Read More

SHONEN KNIFE Live in London

Sweet Candy Power During the barren years, having a Japanese band performing in the UK seemed like a remote prospect at the best of times. Luckily, sturdy rock outfit Shonen Knife were one of a the small number of acts … Read More

NECRONOMIDOL Interview

Under an iron sky If there’s one underground idol act that’s caught the imagination of western idol fans, it’s the 5-strong team of Necronomidol. The occult-themed outfit dazzled audiences in 2018 during their Black Wings Over Albion tour with their … Read More

SHONEN KNIFE – Sweet Candy Power

Wave rock wonder It’s perhaps tough to grasp how long Shonen Knife have been in business as a music combo. Originally formed in 1981 by sisters Naoko (see J-Pop Go interview previously) and Atsuko Yamano alongside Michie Nakatani, Shonen Knife have since cultivated their … Read More

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