Hatsune Miku vs Tupac

The day of the virtual pop star… Audiences at the recent Coachella Festival were stunned when the long-deceased rap artist Tupac Shakur made an appearance on stage in a virtual performance. The ‘hologram’ version of Tupac was a remarkable technical … Read More

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New Arashi single – Face Down

Chart-topping J-Pop outfit Arashi have a new single out next month titled ‘Face Down’. The song is also being used as the theme tune to the TV show Kagi no Kakatta Heya (which stars Arashi’s Satoshi Ohno) that began airing … Read More

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K-ON! WEEK – Coming soon!

K-On! has emerged as a classic anime series that manages to promote and encourage music, while also being great entertainment at the same time. The music of K-On! has been a regular feature of J-Pop Go events and with the … Read More

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J-Pop Go Spotify Playlists

Here at J-Pop Go we’ve been playing around with a music player option for the site for a while. As the music streaming service Spotify have just launched their new embeddable button, we decided to give this service a trial … Read More

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L’Arc~en~Ciel at Indigo2, London

L’Arc~en~Ciel Anniversary Adventures… When a band as big as L’Arc~en~Ciel come to the UK expectations are set high, especially when they opt to put on the biggest stand-alone gig any J-Rock artist has before in London; and even more so … Read More

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L’Arc~En~Ciel’s UK Live Debut

After much anticipation, L’Arc~En~Ciel will be making their long-awaited UK debut this evening at at London’s O2 Indigo2 venue. The concert marks a major step forward for Japanese bands performing in the UK and will hopefully pave the way for … Read More

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New SHONEN KNIFE album on the way

A new album from pop rock outfit SHONEN KNIFE is due for release this June. The new album titled POP TUNE will be released simultaneously in Japan, America and also in the UK. Amongst the tracks scheduled for the album … Read More

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VIVID COVERS – L’Arc~En~Ciel tribute album

A tribute to the J-Rock classic band Ahead of L’Arc~En~Ciel’s debut UK gig this week, a special 20th Anniversary tribute album is due for release tomorrow. VIVID COVERS gathers a variety of bands and artists to cover a wide range … Read More

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Introducing JESSE RUINS

There’s an intriguing electronic music scene in Japan at the moment which is the polar opposite of the more familiar primary colours of the contemporary J-Pop scene. Jesse Ruins is a good example of this with their moody electronic soundscapes … Read More

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KYARY PAMYU PAMYU announces 1st full album

KPP starts a revolution If there’s one character keeping the J-Pop world interesting it’s the Queen of Bonkers Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Her new single ‘CANDY CANDY’ is due for release tomorrow and her first full album Pamyu Pamyu Revolution is … Read More

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New PERFUME single SPRING OF LIFE

Perfume spring back into action Perfume are still keeping themselves busy following the release of their last studio album JPN. Here’s the video for new single ‘SPRING OF LIFE’ which is released on April 11th. http://www.perfume-web.jp

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Puffy announce new single

Classic J-Pop duo return They were one of the first contemporary J-Pop acts to break through to the West – and did so with an amazing catalogue of great tunes. Now Puffy are returning with a new single titled ‘Tomodachi … Read More

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AKB48 in April 1st post scandal!

A few people queried our post yesterday concerning L’Arc-en-Ciel’s forthcoming London concert – with AKB48 as support. We can now confess that the whole story was completely fabricated, aside from the fact that L’Arc-en-Ciel are indeed performing at the O2 … Read More

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L’Arc-en-Ciel and AKB48 Live in London

Famed J-Rock outfit L’Arc-en-Ciel are set for their UK debut on the 11th April in London. The long-anticipated performance has got the UK fanbase excited to finally see their favourite band playing live for the first time in London. But … Read More

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FEBRUARY & HEAVENLY Review

With the release of ‘Strawberry Cream Soda Pop Daydream’ in 2009 it looked like this Best Of album would mark the end of Tomoko Kawase’s alter ego project as Tommy February6. So it was a welcome relief that in 2011 … Read More

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SAORI YUKI Remix

Classic tune gets smooth remix Saori Yuki is a Japanese singer who began her career in the 1960’s specialising in Kayokyoku – a style of Japanese music that was a result of absorbing various Western styles. She scored a Japanese … Read More

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