Posts tagged with "J-rock"

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... 

Exclusive Interview: VAMPS speak about their involvement with the J-rock music scene and more!

Exclusive Interview: VAMPS speak about their involvement with the J-rock music scene and more!
The Japanese rock scene is full of different themes and characters that fill our ears with the kind of music that is both mentally and visually stimulating. In the run up to their performance at Japan Night at the O2 in London, VAMPS invited MCM Buzz to hold an interview with them. It was an extremely hot and humid day, but with bright smiles and lots of laughs before the interview within the very swanky and rock-a-licious offices at Universal Music,... 

MyM magazine Issue 38 is out now!

MyM magazine Issue 38 is out now!
Issue 38 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Expo Group, is out now! Featuring an exclusive chat with anime genius Hideaki Anno and a host of musical treats (including everything from Burning Man to K-pop), it’s not to be missed!   Read More →

Interview with Michelle Choi of Choizilla

Interview with Michelle Choi of Choizilla
“If you looked at it on a timeline, then it would go from quite dark and serious, to quite happy, candy and colourful,” explains Michelle Choi of her art style. As a web store that specialises in alternative kawaii, Choizilla consists of Michelle Choi as the creator and designer, and Kai as the site’s web and digital officer. Items range from T-Shirts, bags, badges, stickers, cushions and more. Yet it is the colour scheme and artwork that makes... 

“I hope senpai notices me today” t-shirt review from Choizilla

“I hope senpai notices me today” t-shirt review from Choizilla
Choizilla is the brand name and persona of London-based graphic designer and illustrator, Michelle Choi. Established in 2014, Choizilla has toured many conventions on the Japanese interest circuit – MCM London Comic Con and Brighton Japan Festival, to name a few – bringing manga drawing workshops, fashion know-how and spreading illustrative cheer to the masses. In her own words: Choizilla is a design-lovin’ dinosaur made of plants.... 

Japan Night Two Day Event at indigo at the O2 announces line up for July

Japan Night Two Day Event at indigo at the O2 announces line up for July
As part of an unofficial season of Japanese-themed events in July, indigo at the O2 will be hosting two nights of live Japanese acts including two-man rock super-group VAMPS (featuring HYDE of L’Arc-en-Ciel and K.A.Z of Oblivion Dust), [Alexandros], OKAMOTO’S, and Saitama math rock trio, Ling Tosite Sigure. Whilst VAMPS have previously played at KOKO in March of last year, and Ling Tosite Sigure will certainly be familiar to... 

J-rock band SCANDAL send a message to the European fans

J-rock band SCANDAL send a message to the European fans
As part of their, “Hello World,” world tour, Haruna Ono, Mami Sasazaki, Tomomi Ogawa and Rina Suzuki of SCANDAL have taken to YouTube to give a special message to their fans ahead of the European leg of the tour, which begins in April. The message that can be seen below, features the group promoting the upcoming tour and even promising to bring new songs to their fans. The band will be playing three dates, one in Paris, France at the Le Bataclan... 

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... 

MUCC announce European tour “F#ck The Past, F#ck The Future” for 2015

MUCC announce European tour “F#ck The Past, F#ck The Future” for 2015
Fans all over Europe have been waiting for the announcement that Japanese rockers MUCC will be visiting their country and performing live before their very eyes. Well the wait is now over as our friends at Twisted Talent have announced that MUCC will be setting stages on fire with their “F#CK THE PAST F#CK THE FUTURE” tour. They will be playing eight shows in Moscow, London, Paris, Essen, Berlin and Krakow. Tickets are on sale right... 
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