September 17, 2015

Ichiro Yamaguchi from Sakanaction Joins ANREALAGE ‘s 2016 S/S Paris Collection as s Sound Director.

photo : Norifumi Fukuda(B.P.B. for SO-EN) Ichiro Yamaguchi from sakanaction joins the Paris Collection show of a fashion brand, ANREALAGE. On September 29th at 5 PM, (midnight on the 30th JP time) he will be the sound director for the show at Palais de Tokyo, Galerie Haute. Takamasa AOKI did the remixes of sakanaction’s songs, who has been working on many of their remixes, and the whole show will be directed by Shigetaka Kaneko, who has produced ANREALAGE ‘s... Read More

September 17, 2015

Coldrain tour the West in support of new release, “VENA”

Coldrain will release their new album “VENA” globally on October 21. “VENA” is the word for “vein” in Latin. Coldrain have looked back on their musical roots and have put together an album that is a culmination of their experiences. “WORDS OF THE YOUTH” is available to preview on YouTube. coldrain – Words Of The Youth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4xSurLynNQ Coldrain will go on a Japan and overseas tour. They will be the support act for Bullet For... Read More

September 16, 2015

Ringo Sheena launches website that looks back on her first Taiwan concert

Ringo Sheena played her first overseas concert, “Ringo Sheena (NAMA) Ringo HAKU ’15 SUIZENSANJAKU”, in Taipei, Taiwan on August 16. A special site has just been launched. Special site: http://sp.universal-music.co.jp/ringo/taiwan2015 The site includes a concert report and set list as well as several photos from the show. Fans will be able to look back on this show that captivated 10,000 spectators. Official website: http://www.kronekodow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kronekodow.sheenaringo Twitter:... Read More

September 15, 2015

Namie Amuro tour starts! Taiwan and Hong Kong engagements and limited-time Twitter too

Namie Amuro’s “namie amuro LIVEGENIC 2015-2016” Japan tour started on September 5 at Saitama Super Arena. She will play 44 shows in 15 locations to 400,000 people in support of her latest “_genic” album. Amuro also announced that she will play in Taiwan and Hong Kong in March as part of this tour. They are expecting 30,000 people in three days. Fans will be able to enjoy Amuro’s personal tweets on a tour exclusive Twitter account (@amuro_livegenic) that is in conjunction... Read More

September 15, 2015

MTV Europe Music Awards nominees: BABYMETAL, ONE OK ROCK, SANDAIME J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE, and SEKAI NO OWARI

Europe’s biggest music award show, “2015 MTV EMA”, will be held in Milan, Italy on October 25. Four artists from the “Best Japan Act” category were just announced. BABYMETAL, ONE OK ROCK, SAINDAIME J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE, and SEKAI NO OWARI were nominated for this category. The fans will nominate the fifth artist. AK-69, [Alexandros], Crossfaith, Dempagumi.inc, and GESU NO KIWAMI OTOME are in the running for the fifth nomination. Votes for the fifth artist... Read More

September 15, 2015

[Alexandros] Kawakami & Isobe start as radio regulars in Australia

“The J-Rock Sessions with [Alexandros]” with Yoohei Kawakami (vocals, guitar) and Hiroyuki Isobe (bass, vocals) of [Alexandros] has started airing on Australian radio station SBS PopAsia as of Wednesday, September 2 19:00 (local time). The radio show will air over 12 weeks. This is the first time that a Japanese artist has DJ’ed on SBS PopAsia. The two were invited to host the show after the song “WATARIDORI” became a big hit on the public broadcast program,... Read More

September 10, 2015

YouTube channel that expresses JUJU’s “PLAYBACK”

“JUJU PLAYBACK Channel”, a YouTube channel that displays several video clips from JUJU’s “PLAYBACK” single, was just launched. JUJU PLAYBACK Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/jujuSMEJ The channel includes the original “PLAYBACK” video, a collaboration with the “HAIR” hairstyle app called “PLAYBACK × HAIR PHOTO CONTEST”, and a reverse choreography version with choreographer IG called “PLAYBACK –kz & banvox Remix- x choreographer IG”.... Read More

September 9, 2015

Nao Yoshioka confirms US Tour, including solo concert at New York’s Blue Note

Nao Yoshioka made her American debut with the album “The Light” on July 17. She will go on an American tour from September 22 to October 6. This tour will include a solo show at New York’s Blue Note on September25 (local time). She will be the opening act for Jose James on September 30. Official website: http://www.naoyoshioka.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/naoyoshiokasweetsoul” Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/naoyoshioka Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/naoyoshioka Twitter:... Read More

September 8, 2015

Crystal Kay and Namie Amuro collaborative music video released

A collaborative music video with Crystal Kay and Namie Amuro has just been released. This music video is for the title song off of the “REVOLUTION” single, which is release under Crystal Kay feat. Namie Amuro. The two are seen singing and pumping their fists in the air along with 500 women who are dressed in red, the theme color of the song. They dance in sync to choreography as well. Crystal Kay Official website: http://crystalkayonline.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRYSTALKAYofficialfanpage Twitter:... Read More

September 7, 2015

GARNiDELiA releases new greatest hits indie album “BiRTHiA”

GARNiDELiA’s new album, “BiRTHiA” is now available and includes 14 works from their indie-label period with hits such as “ARiA” and “SPiCa”; plus some previously unreleased works as well. Also they have created a live-action music video for “ARiA”, the song that can be called their ‘beginning’. Check out the Music video “ARiA” on their VEVO site. This year GARNiDELiA has performed all over the world, starting with Sakura-Con in the spring, in July... Read More