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

Lie and a Chameleon formed in Tokyo on April Fool’s Day. Its enigmatic singer pens songs in Japanese, Morse code and hieroglyphics. Their chaotic first music video has been watched over six million times on YouTube. Now, one of Japan’s most existing up-and-coming bands, Lie and a Chameleon, has signed with King Records in Japan and JPU Records internationally for their first major label single; mononoke in the fiction, out today. The title song of the three-track release is a mixture of frantic guitar energy with sprinkles of catchy J-pop hooks and smooth, sweet vocals. It is also the opening...

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Anime Music, J-pop, Sumire Uesaka -

Japanese pop artist and voice actress Sumire Uesaka's latest album NEO PROPAGANDA will get a physical release on CD in Europe and North America courtesy of JPU Records from 7 February 2020, and is out now digitally! This is Sumire's fourth album and includes her theme songs from anime "Bon♡Kyu♡Bon wa Kare no Mono♡" (from Why the Hell are you Here, Teacher?!) and "last sparkle" (from POP TEAM EPIC TV Special), as well as ten brand new tracks. NEO PROPAGANDA is a truly unique romp through the next generation of Japanese pop, penned by some of the most creative minds...

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Anime Music, J-pop, J-rock, SCANDAL -

SCANDAL have released the music video to "A.M.D.K.J." today, as new album Kiss from the darkness becomes available for digital preorder! The album is also available to order on CD from JPU Records in two editions, both include translated and transliterated lyrics, and one includes SCANDAL magazine "her" volume 2 in English. "A.M.D.K.J." is currently being used as a theme song to the anime GeGeGe no Kitaro. The music video was directed by Hiroshi Usui, who has worked with many bands over the years, while the song was composed by SCANDAL's guitarist MAMI and the lyrics written by drummer RINA....

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Anime Music, J-pop, J-rock, SCANDAL -

Japan's pop-rock innovators, SCANDAL, release new album Kiss from the darkness on CD in two editions overseas. The album is the first to be released from the band’s own label "her" and is licensed to JPU Records for international release. Order now by clicking the album cover below. The two internationally editions of Kiss from the darkness include English lyric translations and transliterations, alternate cover art, and one includes an English version of the SCANDAL magazine also entitled "her" – the first time the publication has been available in a language that isn't Japanese. SCANDAL have had a number of...

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UPDATE: THANK YOU! We won Best Specialist Company 2019 and BAND-MAID won Best Musical Act! JPU Records is happy to be nominated in the "Best Specialist Company" category of the NEO AWARDS 2019, from one of the longest running English language Asian entertainment publications: NEO Magazine! Not just that, but a large number of our bands and artists have also been nominated for awards! Vote by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NEOAwards2019 Our nominated acts can be found in section 11. Best Musical Act and JPU Records can be found in section 18. Best Specialist Company. Don't worry, you don't have to vote in...

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