News RSS

ELFRIEDE, J-pop, J-rock -

ELFRIEDE, one of Tokyo's fastest rising all-girl bands, will release their first major mini album rebirth from JPU Records on CD outside of Japan on 3 April 2020, one year after the band made their official debut. Opening anthem 'Break Heart' had its video revealed on YouTube recently and saw ELFRIEDE's rebirth into the world of uplifting Jpop-rock. Now the band follow it up with the mini-album's second track and video 'Eikou e no Yell', a hard-hitting rock track that combines delicate melodies with fist-pumping optimism. rebirth features six songs in total, with the JPU Records edition including English lyric...

Read more

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

SCANDAL have released the music video to "Tonight", the opening track from new album Kiss from the darkness, also out today for digital download and streaming. "Tonight" is a pop powered number written by guitarist MAMI and produced by 16-year-old sonic whiz SASUKE. It's also the theme song to the TV Tokyo series "Raise dewa Chantoshimasu" that is currently being broadcast. The music video sees HARUNA perform contemporary dance around various locations outside of Japan and offers a very different visual style to SCANDAL's previous music videos. SCANDAL's new album Kiss from the darkness is also available on CD in...

Read more

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

BAND-MAID released the music video to "The Dragon Cries" today, their latest video taken from album CONQUEROR, which entered into the Official UK Charts upon its international release at the start of the year. The international version of the album includes an extended booklet with lyric translations and Romaji and can be purchased from your local CD suppliers by clicking here. The track was produced by legendary talent Tony Visconti. On working with BAND-MAID, Tony comments, "I love the originality of BAND-MAID. It was like a dream come true to meet them. During recording SAIKI and MIKU sang from eight-hours...

Read more

KARI BAND -

KARI BAND breaks three years of silence with an explosion of sounds, an assortment of fantastic guest musicians from Japan, and a beautiful tribute to their late guitarist Mikio Fujioka. (Read their comments on each track below.) From 29 January 2020 KARI BAND will release their second mini album Nimaime, simply meaning “second piece”, outside of Japan and Korea via JPU Records. Click here to download / stream / add it to your playlists. The band was originally formed by three session musicians who are perhaps best known internationally for being the backing band to a group that follows a...

Read more

Idol, J-pop, Niji no Conquistador -

Japan's super cute indoor idols (they aren't fans of direct sunlight) Niji no Conquistador continue their quest seeking out all things "kawaii" with the release of three singles, out from today on digital platforms worldwide. Niji no Conquistador – BOKURA NO TURN This electronic J-pop track is composed by Takashi Asano (Dempagumi.inc, The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY) and features as an ending theme for the anime CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD SHINEMON. Niji no Conquistador – HIBIKE! FANFARE The upbeat offering was created by Motonari Murakawa (BABYMETAL) and sees the idol group appointed as the "Food cheering party" for Japan's National Federation...

Read more