Posts tagged with "J-pop"

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... 

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu To Dazzle London Once Again

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu To Dazzle London Once Again
When Kyary Pamyu Pamyu came to London to perform for British fans back in April 2014, her concert was a sell-out show filled with bright colours, psychedelic flashing lights and an extra dose of Kawaii for everyone. Excited attendees even went along in cosplay, attracting much love from the idol herself, as well as from staff at the event. Well good news Kyary fans: the Pamyu Pamyu is BACK! On the 11th October, everyone’s favourite Japanese starburst is returning... 

Namie Amuro releases her interactive MV for Golden Touch

Namie Amuro releases her interactive MV for Golden Touch
When you are usually offered a fully interactive video you kind of expect a click to view interaction, but Japanese singer Namie Amuro has taken the idea of video interaction to a whole new level. Her new song Golden Touch hints that your touch is of course golden in when it comes to her new music video. All you have to do is place your finger on the heart shaped dot and let the video interact with you – Simple and fun! Without trying to spoil... 

J-pop Culture on YouTube with Beckii Cruel, Noodlerella and Kelsey Ellison at VidFest MCM London Comic Con

J-pop Culture on YouTube with Beckii Cruel, Noodlerella and Kelsey Ellison at VidFest MCM London Comic Con
The VidFest stage at MCM London Comic Con saw a J-pop culture on YouTube panel, which included Beckii Cruel, Noodlerella (who also had with her a bag of Candy King sweets) and Kelsey Ellison. Abi Mills was also set to be a part of the panel, but had another commitment. The three began by introducing themselves. Beckii has been on YouTube for seven years and rose to popularity after uploading dance covers to Japanese pop music, which went viral in... 

Exclusive interview with Japanese rock band SCANDAL

Exclusive interview with Japanese rock band SCANDAL
The ever growing success of the Japanese girl band SCANDAL has seen them not only release an album in the UK under JPU Records, but also setting out on a world tour that includes Paris and London. With all the hustle and bustle going on members Haruna, Mami, Tomomi and Rina took a moment of their time and answered some questions we had to ask. – — – — – — – — – — – Who  is... 

Brighton Great Escape Festival’s “JAPAN RISING” Feat: Passepied, Moumoon & Yosi Horikawa

Brighton Great Escape Festival’s “JAPAN RISING” Feat: Passepied, Moumoon & Yosi Horikawa
The up and coming acts of Japan are always a hot topic due to their varying genres and diverse outlooks to the entertainment industry. From comedy acts, cute Lolita girl groups, and the astounding Visual Kei scene, you’re guaranteed to find something to whet your appetite. But no matter how accustomed you are to Japanese acts over the world wide web, imagine being one of those acts and performing at an event in a small seaside town in a foreign... 

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... 

Kamijo Announces World Tour Including London

Kamijo Announces World Tour Including London
It was recently announced that Kamijo, the never aging lord of Visual Kei himself, would be stepping foot onto British soil with his 20th anniversary world tour. After 20 years in the Japanese music industry Kamijo decided to share his happiness with his faithful fans around the world by making stops in Europe, South America and North America with 12 unique shows. He will be performing special songs from his time in Versailles, Lareine, New Sodmy... 

Interview With Kuuru Pop at the MCM London Comic Con

Interview With Kuuru Pop at the MCM London Comic Con
The MCM Comic Con is known for being a multimedia sensation, and with K-pop and J-pop becoming ever so more noticeable within the UK music scene it was no surprise to see albums, memorabilia, and clothing inspired by the idols being sold at the event. Kuuru Pop is not a new name at MCM Comic Con as they have attended many times before. For me they are one of the stores I love to visit as the service is friendly, they have the knowledge about what... 

Interview with Kelsey Ellison

Interview with Kelsey Ellison
“I was obsessed with her Harajuku Girls and their style,” explains Kelsey Ellison on how Gwen Stefani’s backup dancers started her interest in Japanese culture. “I started to learn more about Japan and I also started to watch a bit of anime.” This in turn led to Kelsey searching for Hare Hare Yukai from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya on YouTube. “I found that people did dance covers to songs from anime and to J-pop. I love dancing,... 
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