Tag: Budo Grape

Budo Grape streams rare early albums on digital platforms worldwide

(Photo by Kenji Suzuki) Nagoya-based new wave band Budo Grape have released a trio of rare albums on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital services. Previously unavailable outside of Japan, the set of early recordings — Koibito wa Kousite Tsukuru (2005), Sokokara Detekinasai (2006), and Otonatachi Kodomotachi (2007) — launched the band’s popularity in the …

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Budo Grape vocalist Quminco guest stars on NHK’s Tokusatsu Gagaga

(Photo by Kenji Suzuki) Budo Grape vocalist Quminco adds another star to her career with her recent acting role in the new NHK comedy series Tokusatsu Gagaga. The multi-talented performer is also a professional fashion model and radio personality in her native Nagoya. Quminco appears in Tokusatsu Gagaga‘s second episode in a scene with famed …

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Budo Grape celebrates UK memories with digital live EP

Photo by Kenji Suzuki Japanese new wave band Budo Grape has announced a live show exclusive release of their digital EP Budo Grape Live At Brighton. The download card features 5 previously unreleased live recordings from the band’s third tour of the UK in November 2016, which included stops in Brighton, Manchester, and London. The …

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Budo Grape returns to UK in November for BGUK16 tour

Japanese band Budo Grape has announced additional dates for their third British tour. The Nagoya “New Wave” rockers will play three UK dates in November, including a return to Manchester’s Doki Doki Japanese Festival. Budo Grape recently completed their 10-single digital release project, including the music video for “Zankokuna Yasashisa”. Their new album Oyatsu no …

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Budo Grape acoustic performance on Nagoya Buzz

Catch an interview with Budo Grape and their acoustic performance of “Kimi no Shiranai Ureshi Ippai” on the latest podcast from Nagoya Buzz. “Nagai & Quminko of international fan-favorite Budo Grape are the special guests on this week’s Nagoya Buzz podcast. We talked to them about their 10 years as one of the most loved …

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Budo Grape celebrates drummer in 5th set of digital singles, announces 3rd UK tour

Japanese new wave band rock Budo Grape has released their 5th set of digital singles worldwide on iTunes, featuring a contrast of melancholy (“Jikansaryouomoi”) and insanely upbeat (“Go! Go! Taichi!”, named for the band’s manic, forever-smiling drummer). The current releases mark the achievement of 10 new songs over the course of a year, the result …

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Budo Grape releases 4th set of singles for 2015

Nagoya’s new wave rock group Budo Grape has released their 4th consecutive set of digital singles for 2015, “Kaidan Gokkou” and “Mind Museum”. The band has released a fun trailer video for the songs with a rooftop party (of sorts) to celebrate, complete with an English voice-over (100% chance of drinking involved). Now available on …

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Budo Grape releases trailer for third set of 2015 singles

Nagoya’s Budo Grape has release a video trailer for their latest singles “Unmei no bus” and “Angou”. This is the third time this year that the Japanese new wave indies band has released a pair of new songs, following “4-3-2-1 Hi o Tukero”, “Zankoku Na Yasashisa”, “Hakase ni Soudan”, and “Kyou no kare Ashita no …

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Budo Grape performs at CBC Summer Festival in Sakae

New wave Japanese rock band Budo Grape performed at CBC Radio’s Summer Festival in Sakae on July 26, where they played a mix of their fan-favorite songs, older hit songs with Japanese talent Tsuboi Norio, and their new digital singles. Lead vocalist Quminco Grape got a special treat — a special hand-drawn illustration on her …

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BUDO GRAPE – Zankokuna Yasashisa (MV)