Posts tagged with "Yasutaka Nakata"

4TE’s release debut double A-side, MOVE/Ippo Zutsu review

4TE’s release debut double A-side, MOVE/Ippo Zutsu review
One of the most striking things about indie quartet, 4TE is the geographical distance between each member – Mei, Jenny, Chii and Micchi – and the cohesion evident in their first double A-side release, MORE and Ippo Zutsu.* Taking inspiration from Perfume and Kumi Koda, MORE—the first of the two tracks—certainly bears a notable Yasutaka Nakata influence, primarily in the bridge and chorus. There is also something of Berryz Koubou‘s... 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 29th April 2014

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 29th April 2014
Outside of the grandeur of the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, a small child no older than 10 poses expertly for cameras with a smile, dressed in an outfit identical to that worn by pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in the video to her single, PONPONPON. As the crowd passes through the doors of the venue, it is noticeable that the more generically colourful outfits of last year have given way to more streamlined variants of Kyary inspired costumes. For the... 

The Global Music Market and the Japanese Approach to Digital Media

The Global Music Market and the Japanese Approach to Digital Media
Leafing through records in Camden Town or Shoreditch may not be quite the thing of the past we were led to believe it was a decade or so ago, yet despite the recent cultural resurgence of the LP, a BBC news report suggests that a decline in Japanese domestic market sales is harming the music industry on a global scale. With retail charts for both home grown talent and international imports, Japanese record companies have been somewhat slow when... 

Further Dates Added for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014

Further Dates Added for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014
Following the announcement of her KPP NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014 back in September, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has recently declared the addition of further dates to the tour, including a glut of international concerts. Billed as being “even better and more animated” than the previous tour, Kyary will play multifarious dates in America, as well as touching down in Australia in March, and covering Hong Kong, France, Germany, and the UK in April,... 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces KPP WORLD TOUR 2014

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces KPP WORLD TOUR 2014
Announced recently on her YouTube channel, February 2014 will mark the beginning of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu‘s second world tour. Beginning with dates in Seattle and San Francisco, the tour promises to take Kyary across North America through February and later Canada, with unconfirmed plans for dates in London, France, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and of course, Japan. The promise is that the tour will provide an even more engaging and exciting... 

Perfume at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 5th July 2013

Perfume at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 5th July 2013
“FISH!” The upper levels of the old Shepherd’s Bush Empire, bedecked in gold and white, a reminder of the venue’s original purpose as a variety theatre, erupt in excitement, the word echoing with a roar back towards the small stage. There is the swooping gesture of an arm to indicate the ground level. “AND CHIPS!” Likewise, the crowded lower level of the venue cries out in response. Hands are raised in the air, people jump up and... 

The Heart and the Gimmick: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live at O2 Academy, Angel Islington

The Heart and the Gimmick: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu live at O2 Academy, Angel Islington
My wife does this sort of shuffle in her slippers from the kitchen to the living room, lifting her right leg and left arm up in dramatic pose, pausing and then darting forward before coming to a halt and repeating the process once more until her destination is reached. She calls it the ‘Meow Walk’. Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s live set is something like witnessing the Meow Walk on a much broader scale; a system of personal... 

Wreck-It Ralph Review

Wreck-It Ralph Review
Allow me for a moment dear reader, to remind you of The Phantom Menace. Remember the story of a plucky young kid living on the fringes of society, taken on by an unlikely mentor and revealing an innate ability to race machines constructed by his own hands at unimaginable speeds? Despite the unfavourable comments regarding Jake Lloyd’s performance as the young Anakin Skywalker, there is something that makes you want to root for this boy, something... 
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