Official Japanese Music News

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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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 overseas. It quickly spread among teens and influencers in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. Before long, FEMM fans – known as "agents" – were everywhere around the world. FEMM's debut album Femm-Isation brought Japanese female rap to a whole new audience. It even made the Top 10 of Billboard's World Albums chart in the US. Earlier this week it was announced that FEMM's mannequin units had received firmware update FEMM2.0. This allowed them to achieve...

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Anime Music, J-pop -

A super cute collection of Japanese Christmas songs, including some unique to Japan. Available on CD and to download / stream.

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Electronic, FEMM, J-pop -

Mannequin rap duo FEMM caught the attention of influencers in the United States, Europe and around the world with their breakout anthem 'Fxxk Boyz Get Money'. Their debut album Femm-Isation hit the Top 10 in Billboard’s World Albums chart in the US, while in Britain the Huffington Post highlighted FEMM in its '6 Acts to Watch in 2016' list and HMV included the duo in its Best Indie Albums section across the UK. Yet, having carved out a reputation in the rap scene as formidable female rhymesters, FEMM disappeared in mysterious circumstances – or so the world thought. Last month,...

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J-rock, Sokoninaru -

Japanese rock band Sokoninaru unleashed the blistering new video for Kyokugen wa Setsuna (極限は刹那) earlier this month, and have followed it up with a series of videos for each instrument's parts! Fans and those who fancy a challenge can choose to follow guitarist Juko Suzuki's technical and super sharp riffs, bassist Misaki Fujiwara's speedy basslines or support drummer Shiyu's percussive assault, all viewable below. The band's hotly anticipated debut album Choetsu is out on CD from JPU Records outside of Japan from 6 November with official English lyric translations and romaji transliterations, and is available to officially download and stream...

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