Aug 08 2019
Crispy Camera Club stays true to their 90s UK indies aesthetic with the disarmingly smooth riffs of “Navy Shore”, the lead track from their new EP, ROMA, released this week on KOGA Records.
Aug 07 2019
BAND-MAID has dropped their new music video “endless Story”, set on a dream-inducing black-sand beach. Yet another in the already long list of technically sharp performances from the super-talented band, “endless story” also features one of Saiki’s more impressive vocal performances of late.
Aug 01 2019
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen to in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, YOSHIKI made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.
Jul 23 2019
RAISE A SUILEN (formerly “THE THIRD”) — featured in Bushiroad’s game and anime series BanG_Dream! — will return to the U.S. for a performance at CharaExpo 2019. The female rock group’s latest single, the double-A-side “Invincible Fighter / Takin’ my Heart”, features the OP and ED themes for the anime series Cardfight!! Vanguard: High School …
Jul 19 2019
Japanese punk rock band KiLLKiLLS has released their first new music in nearly 7 years with this week’s hard-driving single “Crucify”, now available on streaming services worldwide. Led by music producer and ex-Ketchup Mania guitarist Dai, KiLLKiLLS have kept fans waiting as the members pursued solo projects after their second EP, Freesia, was released in …
Jul 12 2019
Fans of Japanese girls rock band BRATS powered through heavy rain to support the band’s first-ever outdoor concert appearance at Wake Up Festival 2019 in Taiwan on July 6. The 3-day event is Taiwan’s largest outdoor festival, hosting 169 artists in 3 days. Just as BRATS was scheduled to begin their evening set on the …
Jul 05 2019
URBANGARDE lead vocalist Yoko Hamasaki has released a remastered version of her first album Film noir (2010), now titled Film noir ultime. The album contains 3 new tracks, including the new song “FORGIVE ME”, which returns Hamasaki to the smooth synth-pop style of her 2016 album Blue Forest.
Jul 02 2019
YOSHIKI — composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of the rock group X Japan — will return to Japan Expo in Paris on July 5, 2019, for a special performance in celebration of the event’s 20th anniversary. Last year, YOSHIKI composed the Attack on Titan theme song “Red Swan”, which debuted at #1 on …
Jun 25 2019
Japanese rock band URBANGARDE has announced their inaugural tour of the Reiwa era, the band’s first major outing since the departure of their founding guitarist Zeze Shin in March of this year. “11 years after our debut, URBANGARDE has entered a new adventure following the withdrawal of our guitarist,” said band leader Temma Matsunaga. “We’ve …