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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 / Tour Dates, 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. A special link for overseas fans has been made for the livestream: https://livefrom.events/scandal/ The livestream will begin at 11am BST on Friday 21 August 2020, and will be available for a 48-hour period to rebroadcast as much as you like from 11am...

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LOVEBITES, Vinyl -

The first glimpse of the limited edition vinyl of LOVEBITES GOLDEN DESTINATION has been revealed! Featuring a beautiful 12" gatefold sleeve, the release will begin shipping next week and was originally delayed from the CD release due to corona virus affecting production times. The maxi-single has four tracks, including the titular 'GOLDEN DESTINATION', the band's lightning fast love letter to the new wave of British heavy metal. Its music video features live footage from the band's UK tour with Dragonforce at the end of 2019. In addition, there are also two completely new, unreleased songs included; 'SPELLBOUND', possibly LOVEBITES' most...

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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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