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Japanese Vs British Bands At New Music Event

Japanese Vs British Bands At New Music Event
BANG A brand new event combining British and Japanese music is about to head to London this Easter Bank Holiday weekend, and it’s guaranteed to be one heck of a show. Flyjam Creative Agency, the team that brought Visual Kei rock-opera band Lacroix Despheres to Hyper Japan last November, and the Japanese Language meet-up group have teamed up for their latest event: a battle of the bands that sees British and Japanese acts go head-to-head. Of the... 

Exclusive Interview: Shonen Knife On Food, Tennis And Music

Exclusive Interview: Shonen Knife On Food, Tennis And Music
Not many bands can say that Grunge heavyweights Nirvana were fans of their music, but for Japanese punk-rock trio Shonen Knife they can do just that. Formed in Osaka in 1981, they began to make waves overseas after their second album Burning Farm got into the hands of an American music producer by chance. The album was released in America in 1985 and things began to move forward very quickly for the band after that. They gained a lot of recognition... 

Inspire Me Korea April “Cafe” Subscription Box Review

Inspire Me Korea April “Cafe” Subscription Box Review
As we mentioned in our previous article, Inspire Me Korea kept their promise and sent one of their subscription boxes to MCM Buzz to review for our readers. Brimming full of Korean goodies the box arrived in quick time straight to my door. One of the big bonuses of ordering a subscription box is that you get to experience many different things that you usually wouldn’t pick for yourself. Inspire Me Korea can boast a personalised package, and really... 

Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun Guests In JY Park’s K-Pop Video “Fire”

Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun Guests In JY Park’s K-Pop Video “Fire”
For some unfathomable, but not unwelcome, reason The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun and US late night talk show host Conan O’Brien guest star in South Korean singer JY Park’s video for  “Fire”. There are also cameos for by other K-pop superstars Wonder Girls and TWICE. It was actually part of Conan In Korea which aired on in the States yesterday, in which O’Brien also explored the Korean Demilitarized Zone with the Korean-American actor... 

SPYAIR announce European special edition of latest album “4”

SPYAIR announce European special edition of latest album “4”
Japanese rock band SPYAIR have confirmed that their latest album 4 will be released across Europe through JPU Records from 15 April 2016 as a special edition CD. The special edition will include three bonus tracks (“JUST LIKE THIS 2015”, “Genjyou Destruction” and “LAST MOMENT”), a 16-page booklet with photos and lyrics, and a 12-page pamphlet with English translations, linear notes and an interview. A further limited edition will be available... 

Boys Republic “Get Down” with new album [BR:evolution]

Boys Republic “Get Down” with new album [BR:evolution]
We previously covered the K-pop boy group Boys Republic during their European tour where they stopped in London to see their UK fans, and even got a little personal when we had the chance to interview them before their tour. Off the record, we asked when their next release would be, and they told us to wait patiently as they were working hard for a new concept and comeback – with this new release, it looks like it was worth the wait! Boys... 

VAV Reveal Hidden Secrets With Webtoon Comeback “Lost In Memories”

VAV Reveal Hidden Secrets With Webtoon Comeback “Lost In Memories”
With the extraordinary rate that Korea pumps out their musically talented artists, the fight for the top debut is a vicious cycle. One group who are willing to fight that battle are AQ Entertainment’s new boy group VAV. VAV are under the company AQ Entertainment and are a six member group consisting of Ace (Vampire), Jacob (Vampire), Baron (Vampire), Xiao (Vampire), St.Van (Priest), Gyeo UI (Wolf Boy) and ZeHan (Vampire – also known... 

B.A.P Greet UK Fans With “London Awake” Tour Announcement (Updated)

B.A.P Greet UK Fans With “London Awake” Tour Announcement (Updated)
(Update 16/03/13 – Ticket prices included below) Be ready to mark your calendars, because on 19 March tickets for “B.A.P: Live On Earth – London Awake” go on sale, and it looks like it’s going to be an event to remember. Previously B.A.P held a concert at the O2 Brixton Academy, but this time round they will be visiting the Coronet Theatre in Elephant & Castle on 13 May, and the UK stop will be guided by Onion Productions... 

Be inspired with an “Inspire Me Korea” subscription box

Be inspired with an “Inspire Me Korea” subscription box
Subscription boxes have gathered a huge following thanks to the wide variety at hand and how easy it is to get your favourite beauty products, foods or even to try something a little different from another country. Previously on MCM Buzz we have covered the likes of Retro Game Box, Beauty Bi, and Japan Crate who have all offered something amazing and entertaining. This time we are looking at a Korean and UK based subscription box by the name of “Inspire... 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to perform at London’s KOKO this July

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to perform at London’s KOKO this July
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be marking her fifth anniversary this year with the release of a ‘Best of’ album, collaborations, an artwork exhibition and her KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016. The tour will see Kyary performing in Singapore, Australia, the USA, Taiwan, Japan, and the UK. The tour will be themed around her new track “5iVE YEARS MONSTER”, which celebrates her five years, and will also be included on her upcoming ‘Best... 
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