SHONEN KNIFE Live in London
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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
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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
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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

HYPER JAPAN Summer 2019 Preview
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The UK’s biggest Japanese cultural event is back… Hyper Japan is the UK’s biggest convention of J-culture and anime held in the UK. First staged in 2010, Hyper Japan is designed to promote all aspects of Japanese culture, encompassing food, … Read More

LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World LoveLive! in LA
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A celebration of love, friendship, and happiness… The cast of Love Live! Sunshine!! rocked the house this weekend, making The Novo in Downtown Los Angeles feel like Numazu City in an interactive concert featuring beautiful memories from seasons one and … Read More

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