Official Japanese Music News

J-rock, One Eye Closed -

Brand new J-rock band One Eye Closed take a sarcastic look at Japan's work ethics in new single All Of Us. It's available to download / stream now and sees the Tokyo quartet flip expectations once again, changing things up from the fresh nu-metal energy of N.C.H., the winter ballad vibes of With How I Feel or the melodic-rock groove of Monster. The band's bilingual vocalist REI comments, "We wanted to push ourselves as musicians with this track. All Of Us keeps our rock roots, but blends that core with funk, jazz and pop more so than any of our...

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Electronic, FEMM, J-pop -

Japanese mannequin rap duo FEMM release new single 'Keep It Cool' today. The track flirts with elements of UK garage, 2-step and has a fresh, jazzy take on future bass. Following on from FEMM's recent dance releases 'Come&Go', 'Peach' and 'Dead Of Night', the track is accompanied by a music video set in the virtual city of New Tokyo in the year 20XX. The single is available now to download, stream and add to playlists now and its music video is available to watch below: FEMM's biting breakthrough girls' anthem 'Fxxk Boyz Get Money' went viral in 2014 and caught...

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Anime Music, J-pop, Sumire Uesaka -

Quirky Japanese pop singer Sumire Uesaka has today released the title track to brilliant new single EASY LOVE. The song is the opening theme to new anime series Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, which begins in April and stars Uesaka as the voice of its titular character Ms. Nagatoro. The full six-track EASY LOVE release, Uesaka’s 11th single to date, will be available to download and stream from 16:00 GMT on 20 April, 2021. EASY LOVE sees Sumire Uesaka pen the lyrics with popular lyricist Kyasu Morizuki (Orange Charamel, Do As Infinity, AAA) collaborate to capture "the fluttering heart...

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Electronic, FEMM -

Japan's "deathly cool" (Notion Magazine) mannequin rap duo FEMM released their super sweet pop-anthem Sugar Rush earlier this month, along with its avant-garde music video featuring a retro-futuristic unicycle dance troupe. Today, the pair, whose music has been called "unmissable, unique" by Wonderland Magazine have announced a limited edition physical release of latest EP 404 Not Found, available exclusively on MiniDisc through London's JPU Records. 404 Not Found is limited to 200 units worldwide and features the EP's beautiful cyberpunk artwork printed on three sides of the MiniDisc, along with a six-page J-card inserted into a custom jewel case. It's...

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Electronic, FEMM, J-pop -

With a combination of deathly cool and dark humour, Japanese mannequin rap duo FEMM have found fans among teenagers and influencers around the world. This highly artistic duo have adopted cutting-edge dance, mixed-reality XR technology and 3D avatars to create ground-breaking videos with avant-garde beauty that have been highly acclaimed in the United States and Europe. FEMM have released their brand-new single Sugar Rush's breath-taking music video today, which premiered via Notion Magazine. Sugar Rush refers to becoming stuck in the perilously sweet molasses of love, losing all grip on reason and rationality – it's a love song, but a...

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