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J-pop, J-rock, SCANDAL -

Japanese pop-rock stars SCANDAL will release one of their first home-recorded songs since their 2006 formation. Entitled "Living in the city", the track will be released on 3 June 2020 in Europe, North America and the UK via JPU Records on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer, amongst other platforms. The song was originally composed by bassist TOMOMI during the band's writing sessions for latest album Kiss from the darkness, which peaked at number five in Japan's official Oricon Album Chart earlier this year, and was released internationally in two psychical editions. Tokyo's current state of emergency over...

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

We are excited to have RINA of Japan's legendary pop-rock band SCANDAL takeover the JPU RECORDS PLAYLIST! The drummer and lyricist has selected a number of her favourite tracks from Japan for her international label's monthly updated playlist on Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer, and takes over from the mighty Lie and a Chameleon's ace playlist. To experience RINA's selections in full we recommend using Apple Music to stream the playlist as this service contains the majority of RINA's choices for streaming outside of Japan. Spotify was close but had a couple of tracks unavailable. We had a great time...

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BAND-MAID, J-pop, J-rock -

BAND-MAID, an impossibly hard rocking maid band from Japan, has today released a live video of "Choose me", recorded at the final show of their "WORLD DOMINATION TOUR [SHINKA] PRESENTED BY LIVEDAM Ai" at Tokyo's LINE CUBE SHIBUYA on 14 February 2020, and taken from upcoming live Blu-ray/DVD. Latest album CONQUEROR is out now on CD and digital formats in North America, Europe and the UK from JPU Records. The physical edition includes an exclusive expanded booklet containing official English lyric translations and romaji transliterations for all songs. BAND-MAID Discography:

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Anime Music, J-pop, J-rock, Lie and a Chameleon, Playlist -

JPU Records is extra excited to have J-rock revolutionaries Lie and a Chameleon take over its playlist on Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube for a limited time. Members from the band handpicked a selection of their favourite tracks which may, or may not, have had some influence over their latest album JUGEM (which is fantastic, by the way!). If you already subscribe to the JPU Playlist, the band's selection is live right now, so have a listen and let us know on social media which tracks you enjoyed the most! (For us, I think we've found a new favourite band...

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Anime Music, J-pop, J-rock, Lie and a Chameleon, Video Game Music -

STOP! J-rock revolutionaries Lie and a Chameleon have let loose a brilliant new track from their album upcoming JUGEM early. Entitled 'STOP!', the track is available to download / stream now ahead of the album's digital release on 8 April, shortly followed by the international CD release on 10 April from JPU Records. The band's first major single, anime anthem 'Mononoke In The Fiction' (In/Spectre's opening theme) is also included on the album and is available early, along with B-side 'binary' and their fantastic opening from the BLEACH Brave Souls mobile game '0'. JUGEM's physical release from JPU Records also...

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