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Sep 05 2018

URBANGARDE announces compilation album Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE

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Japanese trauma techno pop band URBANGARDE has announced the release date of the their next album, Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE (“URBANGARDE of Love and Fantasy”). Due for release on November 21, 2018, the first-press limited edition of the album will also contain the DVD of URBANGARDE’s 10th anniversary concert “KEKKON SHIKI” recorded live at …

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Jul 27 2018

URBANGARDE – Interview (2018)

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URBANGARDE Interview by David Cirone July 26, 2018 Japanese “trauma techno-pop” band URBANGARDE has been pushing the envelope for a decade, and they recently marked their 10-year anniversary with a knockout celebration in Tokyo, “KEKKON SHIKI”. With years of experience behind them and increasing support from fans worldwide, their visual concepts and challenging ideas remain …

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May 01 2018

URBANGARDE renews vows with fans at KEKKON SHIKI anniversary event

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Japanese rock group URBANGARDE celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a spectacle-filled concert titled “KEKKON SHIKI” at Nakano Sun Plaza on April 8, 2018. Vocalist Yoko Hamasaki surprised the sold-out audience by entering the stage to an EDM arrangement of Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” in a custom bridal outfit adorned with URBANGARDE’s signature red polka dots. As …

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Apr 04 2018

URBANGARDE expands 10th Anniversary celebration with fashion and music events

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URBANGARDE’s 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) was released worldwide on April 4, featuring the new song “Atashi Fiction” and popular hits such as “Akumade Akuma” and “Femme Fata Fantasy“. URBANGARDE’s special 10th anniversary “Kekkon Shiki” concert event at Nakano Sun Plaza on April 8th is sold out, and a special fashion exhibition “Girl’s …

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Mar 01 2018

URBANGARDE releases 10th Anniversary music video Atashi Fiction

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URBANGARDE has released their new music video “Atashi Fiction”, the lead track from their upcoming 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) scheduled for release on April 4, 2018. Revisiting URBANGARDE’s trademark red-and-white polka-dot imagery, the band reflects on their past and present in a dramatic shower of music CDs. URBANGARDE – “Atashi Fiction”

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Jan 31 2018

URBANGARDE announces 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction

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URBANGARDE will release their 10th anniversary album Shoujo Fiction (“Girl Fiction”) on April 4, 2018. Since the 2008 release of Shoujo wa Nido Shinu (“Girls Only Live Twice”), which introduced vocalist Yoko Hamasaki as a bloody, sword-wielding schoolgirl in “Don’t Take Off Your Sailor Fuku“, URBANGARDE has built a dedicated international following for their outrageous …

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Oct 30 2017

Yoko Hamasaki – Interview (2017)

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Yoko Hamasaki Interview by David Cirone October 30, 2017 It’s been over a year since the release of Yoko Hamasaki’s second solo album, Blue Forest, and both the album and performer are still going strong, with even more solo events announced in Japan and increased attention from overseas fans. J-Rock fans have been privy to …

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Aug 24 2017

URBANGARDE announces all-day lineup of Utsu Fes 2017

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Japanese rock band URBANGARDE has announced the full lineup of their all-day Utsu Fes 2017, to be held September 10 at Tsutaya O-East in Shibuya. URBANGARDE will headline the annual event with guests A9 (Alice Nine), Kenji Ohtsuki, Kinoco Hotel, Mio Yamazaki, Akito Matsumoto (Vacuum Hollow), Nana Kitade, and BRATS, among others.

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Jul 16 2017

URBANGARDE’s Temma Matsunaga struggles for release in NSFW “BSD” video

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URBANGARDE frontman Temma Matsunaga dives headfirst into temptation in his newly-released music video “Blood, Semen, Death”, with seductive young actress Ami Tomite (Anti-Porno, Joshiko) pulling the strings. Matsunaga chose to hold back the second half of the video because of its “R18″ graphic content, but it will be available in full to fans who purchase …

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Jun 18 2017

URBANGARDE’s Temma Matsunaga releases “Love Harassment” MV

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URBANGARDE frontman and chief provocateur Temma Matsunaga has released the music video for “Love Harassment” from his upcoming self-titled solo album, due for release July 26. The limited edition of the album will include the music video and a short film.

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