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J-pop, J-rock, Playlist, SCANDAL -

TOMOMI, bass player of Japan's all-girl rock band SCANDAL has selected some of her favourite songs for the JPU RECORDS PLAYLIST on Apple Music and Spotify – a series of ever changing playlists of great music from Japan and beyond, hand selected by JPU Records' band members or staff. TOMOMI's selections include a bunch of fantastic hip hop, rock and city pop tracks, such as those from Yumi Matsutoya (who has had 21 number one albums...!), hip hop band IN-SIST from Osaka, and recent viral hero Vaundy with Tokyo Flash, played over 7.5 million times on YouTube since September 2019....

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Anime Music, Ena Fujita, J-pop, J-rock -

Previously Ena Fujita's music has seen her bash zombified members of clergy, gun down bikini-clad riot police, and take a baseball bat to an inanimate sex-doll. Now our favourite singer-songwriting-gravure-idol takes things a step further by grappling with one of anime's most iconic punch 'em-up franchises; BAKI. The latest series of the Netflix exclusive brawler, features the title track of Ena Fujita's knock out new single DEAD STROKE as its frantic, riff-fuelled ending theme. DEAD STROKE is out now as a four-track digital single from JPU Records for download and streaming. It includes funky B-side BATHROOM JET CANDY, as well...

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J-pop, J-rock, SCANDAL -

Japan's all-girl rock band SCANDAL release their first home-recorded song 'Living in the city' from midnight on 3 June 2020, in the UK, Europe and North America via JPU Records. Click here to download / stream after midnight. Its video, recorded remotely from each member's home, appears on YouTube today ahead of the release. "I never once thought when I wrote this song that I would be releasing it in times like these," states bassist TOMOMI. "But now we have all been staying home, I feel like people can listen to it through a completely new lens." The song was...

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J-pop, Niji no Conquistador -

Japanese pop idol collective Niji no Conquistador unleash their first album in two-and-a-half years with RAINBOW GRAVITY. Despite its 12-members identifying as sun-dodging otaku – who prefer to stay at home and watch anime, play video games or draw than frolic outside – the album manages to cram 17-tracks of unadulterated summer-infused pop joy, out now to download and stream by clicking here. Joining Niji no Conquistador on the album are a number of Japan’s most exciting writing forces, including Motonari Murakawa (BABYMETAL), Takashi Asano (Dempagumi.inc, LADYBABY) and MOSAIC.WAV. Also included are three lead tracks from singles released at the...

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J-Pop, J-Rock, Live, SCANDAL -

SCANDAL gave today announced via their Facebook page that the Japanese part of SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2020 ''Kiss from the darkness'' has been cancelled. The band will, however, perform a special live stream on 21 August 2020 to commemorate their 14th anniversary, consisting of the same setlist, outfits, lighting and visuals that were originally planned for the tour. Details on how overseas fans can watch will be announced at a later date. Next week also marks the release of new song "Living in the city", originally recorded at home by TOMOMI. RINA has also compiled a playlist of her favourite...

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