Introducing SAPPHIRE SLOWS

One of the more interesting and intriguing acts to emerge from the Japanese electronic music scene comes courtesy of the ethereal soundscapes of Sapphire Slows. Composing tunes in her bedroom on her trusty laptop this Tokyo-based musician has also made … Read More

The return of TOMMY FEBRUARY6

February thrills In 2001, Brilliant Green singer Tomoko Kawase launched her solo career under the character of Tommy February6 – a self-manufactured alter ego whose infectious melodies, distinctive visual appearance and amazing videos made a definite impact on the J-Pop … Read More

2011 – A Year In Review

2011 was an interesting year for J-Pop here in the UK as well as Japanese Pop Culture in general. January saw L’Arc-en-Ciel celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a New Year’s performance followed by the release of the compilation album Twenity. … Read More

kanon x kanon

Kanon Wakeshima wowed audiences at her debut UK gig earlier this year at Hyper Japan and this Friday she returns as the kanon x kanon tour reaches its climax. The tour, which sees Kanon collaborating with An Cafe’s bassist Kanon, … Read More

Lo-Fi and Aid For Japan

Japanese bands in charity push This Saturday sees the UK debut of Japanese band Lo-Fi as part of HAA – TO BII – TO [ハート ビート] which is also a fundraising event for Aid For Japan. Aid For Japan was … Read More

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