Official Japanese Music News

J-pop, J-rock, JPU Records, Playlist -

Hello! If you're here just for the tunes, scroll down and get listening! For everyone else, read on. The JPU Records Playlist is a collection of tracks from Japan and beyond handpicked by members of bands on our roster or our staff and available on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and Deezer. For the majority of 2020 members of SCANDAL and Lie and a Chameleon took turns selecting their favourite songs and offering a further glimpse into their musical inspirations. Now, for the first time this year, the playlist is crammed with great Japanese music we've released. They're all from this...

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J-pop, J-rock, Live / Tour Dates, SCANDAL -

Japanese girl band SCANDAL have announced new dates for their postponed 2020 'Kiss from the darkness' world tour. The first dates to be rescheduled have been confirmed for the UK, France and Germany. These will now take place in October 2021. Here is the band's official statement for the UK and European dates: "Thank you for your continued support of SCANDAL! We are happy to announce re-scheduled 2021 UK and Europe tour dates, for the shows postponed in September 2020. "Your tickets will remain valid for the postponed shows. If you are unable to attend the new date, you will...

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J-rock, One Eye Closed -

We are proud to introduce the exciting new Japanese rock band One Eye Closed to our ranks! In the blink of an eye, the Tokyo rockers have gone global. Their blinding debut EP Cain – self-released at the end of 2019 – not only saw the band gain attention from Japan's underground rock scene, but also from music fans around the world when when one if its tracks became the ending theme to a video game. EP track 'Low' features in 'Best of E3 2019' finalist No Straight Roads on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (which also features...

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Electronic, FEMM, J-pop -

As a girls' anthem with a darkly humorous message, mannequin rap duo FEMM's acclaimed song 'Fxxk Boyz Get Money' found an audience with teens and influencers in the United States, quickly spreading around Europe, South America and Asia. FEMM's debut album Femm-Isation brought Japanese female rap to a whole new audience, reaching the Top 10 of Billboard's World Albums chart in the US. Back in October, fans of mannequin rap duo FEMM puzzled over the meaning of the "404 not found" error message that appeared when accessing their official website. This was followed by weeks of deafening silence from FEMM's...

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BUCK-TICK, Electronic, J-rock, Visual Kei -

Japanese rock royalty, BUCK-TICK, have revealed the exclusive CD cover art and bonus track titles included in the international edition of latest album ABRACADABRA. UPDATE: This will be the first international release for the legendary band outside of Asia in its 33-year career. It will be released from 15 January 2021 via London's JPU Records as a limited edition tape cassette and CD., and will now be released from 15 Additionally, the regular edition of the album is available to download / stream now. Our official translations have also been added to the band's music videos from ABRACADABRA on their...

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