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J-pop, J-rock, SCANDAL -

SCANDAL kick off Japan’s festival season with Fuzzy, the first digital-only release from the internationally acclaimed band since forming their own label “her”. "Fuzzy" is out now on all major digital platforms for download and streaming and sees the quartet reunite with JPU Records for distribution and promotion in Europe and North America. Download, stream and add it to your playlists now by clicking here. Since forming in 2006 while still in high school, SCANDAL have become guitar-pop heroes in their native land of Japan. They’ve rocked charts with every album entering the national charts at position five or higher...

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Idol, J-pop, Niji no Conquistador -

Niji no Conquistador celebrate their fifth anniversary with their strongest single so far; Ai wo Kokoro ni Summer to Kazoeyo. Packed with festival vibes, rays of audible sunshine and bursts of J-pop energy and enthusiasm, the single features three tracks, all of which have music videos available on YouTube that have been viewed a total of one million times. Title track Ai wo Kokoro ni Summer to Kazoeyo’s official music video sees the idol group hit the beautiful beaches of Okinawa to celebrate a member’s birthday, play air guitar and bust moves in bikinis. Second song Waiting Wedding is composed...

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Ena Fujita, J-pop, J-rock -

Japan’s unconventional singer-songwriter Ena Fujita is set to take off with the release of debut album Iromono, out now for digital download and streaming from JPU Records. Get it by clicking here. The multi-talented rising star – who also writes her own material – is also a gravure idol, a Japanese horror movie actress and an MC under the moniker MC BIKINI, has already started gaining attention in Japan and overseas, and her latest single from Iromono is no exception. Entitled “Tsuki ga Tabeteshimatta”, the YouTube video has close to two million plays and sees Ena Fujita as a kick-ass...

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ELFRIEDE, J-pop, J-rock -

JPU Records is proud to introduce brand new Japanese rock band ELFRIEDE with the quartet’s fantastic debut album real-Ize within Europe and North America. The label's international version of the CD includes an extended booklet containing English lyric translations and transliterations so you can learn Japanese while also understanding the words. ELFRIEDE consists of Ryo Yamabuki (guitar), Rina Hoshino (bass), Yu-yan (drum) and Mikuru (vocal). Ryo has been featured in several of Japan’s top guitar publications, including YOUNG GUITAR and Player magazine and is also a popular cosplay icon with over 100 thousand followers on Twitter. Bass player Rina also...

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Electronic, Idol, J-pop, J-rock, PassCode -

PassCode – a hybrid outfit from Japan that mixes heavy rock, electronic music with their country’s unique idol culture – have released their second major album CLARITY on CD today via JPU Records in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada. This international edition of the album includes an exclusive booklet with English lyric translations and transliterations. CLARITY received its name due to the level of confidence the group has built up so far. This album further lights up the path of members Nao Minami, Kaede Takashima, Yuna Imada and Hinako Ogami; allowing them to move forward without hesitation; allowing them to move...

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