J-Pop Go at LONDON ANIME CON

Final Event info and Conbook is now available to download for LONDON ANIME CON (June 30-July 1). This is also your final chance to pay online for the event which is next weekend. The Conbook also features our article on … Read More

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New PERFUME single on the way

Technopop trio issue new single… Following on from previous single Spring Of Life, the new single from our favourite Electropop trio Perfume will be titled ‘Spending All My Time’. The single will also include additional tracks ‘Point’ and ‘Hurly Burly’ … Read More

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MORNING MUSUME PV for One・Two・Three

Hello! Project’s most formidable idol outfit return MORNING MUSUME have issued the PV for new single ‘One・Two・Three’ which marks the outfit’s 50th single. Originally formed in 1997 by legendaery singer-songwriter Tsunku, Morning Musume have gone on to become one of … Read More

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BiS issue PPCC PV

After the numerous teaser trailers doing the rounds on the net, those scamps at Brand-New Idol Society have finally issued a PV for an edit of new single ‘PPCC’. BiS have previously been very cryptic about the new song, which … Read More

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SHONEN KNIFE Discography

Let’s Knife… The sheer number of studio albums released by Shonen Knife is quite staggering. Here we present a rough discography and guide to their major releases (minus single releases, compilations and collections). Along the way we chart just how … Read More

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Project Marshmallow panel at LAC

With J-POP GO guesting at the forthcoming London Anime Club event which takes place over the weekend of 30th June 2012, we’re also adding a special panel to the event. With Project Marshmallow in development, Paul Browne be hosting a … Read More

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L’Arc~en~Ciel TRIBUTE album now out

As previously reported, the L’Arc~en~Ciel TRIBUTE album is now out and available from iTunes, Amazon and usual sources. The TRIBUTE album features cover versions from artists such as POLYSICS, Hemenyway and TOTALFAT as well as Boyz II Men , Clementine, … Read More

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J-POP GO at LAC 30th June

A reminder that J-POP GO will be guesting at the forthcoming London Anime Club event which takes place over the weekend of 30th June 2012. The event will feature live bands, performance artists, Cosplay Masquerade, DDR Tournament, Voice-Acting Workshops, Manga … Read More

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SHONEN KNIFE – Rock Society

“If you like upbeat Punk Rock they’re the band for you!” For a band that’s been active for 30 years, Shonen Knife have had their fair share of press coverage which has helped to pave the way for their success. … Read More

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SHONEN KNIFE – POP TUNE

Pop rock perfection… Pop Tune follows on from Shonen Knife’s 2010 release Free Time (and also their 2011 Osaka Ramones album). You could never accuse them of being slackers. For a band that’s been going since 1981, they’re remarkably productive … Read More

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PUFFY COVERS sleeve art revealed

The sleeve design for the forthcoming Puffy Covers album has been unveiled on the Official Puffy website. As previously reported, the album will feature cover versions by a wide variety of artists including Yoshii Kazuya, Saito Kazuyoshi, OKAMOTO’S, The Birthday, … Read More

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SHONEN KNIFE Interview

“I look forward and never look back…” With the release of their latest album Pop Tune (see J-Pop Go review), Shonen Knife celebrate 30 years of their own particular brand of rock tunes. Founder-member Naoko Yamano kindly took time out … Read More

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SHONEN KNIFE Spotify playlist

As part of our SHONEN KNIFE WEEK, we’ve updated our Spotify playlist to include a selection of SHONEN KNIFE tunes to sing along to while you browse the site. Also a reminder that POP TUNE, the new album from SHONEN … Read More

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SHONEN KNIFE – Riding On The Rocket

30 years of rock goodness It’s staggering to consider that Shonen Knife are celebrating 30 years of their particular brand of punk-pop antics. For a band whose ambitions were relatively modest, Shonen Knife have come a long way – and … Read More

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BiS PPCC and new release details

Underground idol antics Their Avex debut single PPCC is on the way, but BiS also have a special separate vinyl release out next month. BiS (aka Brand-New Idol Society) have been very cryptic about their forthcoming release ‘PPCC’, which marks … Read More

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