JPU Records Host Official HYPER JAPAN After Party

HYPER JAPAN After Party 2014
London’s Largest Japanese Music Label Teams Up With the UK’s Biggest Japanese Pop Culture Event for the Ultimate J-pop Party

When: Saturday 26 July 2014 (7pm-midnight)
Where: Namco Funscape, County Hall, Riverside Buildings, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB. (map)
Nearest Tube/Train: Westminster, Waterloo.
Tickets: Free entry (500 capacity – one in one out if full)
Performances: Broken Doll, YANAKIKU, Kero Kero Bonito, Kelsey Ellison
DJ: JPU Records staff
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/491089981036648

JPU Records is proud to announce that it will be organising the official HYPER JAPAN after party on Saturday 26 July 2014. The event, celebrating all things J-pop, will take place at Namco Funscape in County Hall, Westminster, from 7pm and will be entirely free entry for all.

Four performance artists will be joining the event. Coming all the way from Japan will be cute punk rockers Broken Doll and ‘KimiCos’ duo YANAKIKU, plus British talents Kero Kero Bonito and Kelsey Ellison. There will also be popular tracks from Japan spun by JPU Records to keep the party atmosphere buzzing, as well as arcade machines, a licensed bar, snacks, dodgems, bowling and more available at additional costs.

JPU Records will also be exhibiting at HYPER JAPAN in Earls Court between 25-27 July, selling a wide range of CDs and merchandise from Japanese rock, pop and metal artists. The label will also be collecting ‘get well soon’ messages from fans of its artist SPYAIR. The pop-rock band, which has music in The Amazing Spider-Man and anime series Bleach and Gundam, recently had to postpone tour dates due to vocalist IKE suffering from acute bronchitis.

BROKENDOLL LondonBROKEN DOLL:
Equal parts band, part Harajuku-fashion brand. Broken Doll are a culmination of Japanese pop and street culture influences with a twist of punk rock energy. Channelling the spirit of Blondie and Sex Pistols via Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (who also wears Broken Doll’s fashion accessories) and Babymetal, Broken Doll are guaranteed to charm and kick-ass in equal measure. This will be part of their first performances outside of Japan.


YANAKIKU LondonYANAKIKU:

Combining mainstream and sub-cultural Japanese influences, this cool and quirky decora influenced J-pop duo have a unique perspective on the world. Having earned themselves a sizeable UK fanbase the last time they visited, their next step along the road to global culture domination includes an English version of crowd favourite “Fujiyama△Disco”.

Along with their trademark catchy melodies and dance routines, this pair distinguish themselves from the rest of the J-pop crowd with their ‘Kimocos’- a totally original mashup of cosplay and kimono that are taking the music and fashion worlds by storm!

KERO KERO BONITO:
An electric-pop trio featuring vocals from half-Japanese kawaii rapper Sarah Bonito, and funky chiptune and electro beats created live from Gus and Jamie Bonito.

Kelsey Ellison LondonKELSEY ELLISON:
Kelsey Ellison is a professional performer from the U.K. who also uploads videos to YouTube. Her videos include a variety of subjects such as Japanese and Korean pop covers, English covers, vlogs, reviews and tutorials. She has recently released her debut single titled “Pom Pom“.

As of now she has almost 47,000 subscribers, over 6 million total views and has topped the weekly YouTube Japan music chart at #2 numerous times.

HYPER JAPAN 2014 
Date: 25th – 27th July 2014
Address: Earls Court One, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA
Nearest Tube: Earls Court

Opening Hours: 
• Friday 25th July – 12:00 – 19:00
• Saturday 26th July 09:15 – 14:15 or 15:15 – 20:15
• Sunday 27th July – 09:30 –18:00

http://hyperjapan.co.uk

 

Coldrain Ready to Storm the World with Debut Album – Out Now!

coldrian - the revelationHard rockers Coldrain released their worldwide debut album THE REVELATION this week in the UK, Europe, America and Canada. To celebrate, their label Hopeless Records have revealed a full stream of the album on Youtube, available by clicking here, or on the video at the bottom of this story.

Coldrain first smashed their way on to our radar after rocking our socks off at last year’s Summer Sonic. They were on stage soon between the GazettE and BABYMETAL (how’s that for a sandwich…!), but still managed to own the stage and our eardrums. Since then they’ve toured Europe with Bullet For My Valentine and played a handful of gigs in the UK, including a fantastic set at Download 2014.

THE REVELATION is out now, available from iTunes or the band’s UK merch store.

 

 

 

Jpop trio Perfume Return for 2014 WORLD Tour

Perfume 2014 WORLD tour

Our favourite chocolate discoteers Perfume will make their return to London on 12 November as part of Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd, their third international tour.

Tickets for the London show, taking place at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, go on general sale at 9am on Friday 4th July priced £35 & £25 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. For more details, visit the special “Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd” website www.perfume-web.jp/cam/WORLD/

Perfume first toured Asia in 2012, followed by Europe in 2013, and with their world of sound and visuals sold out all shows. With increasing demand from international fans, the 2014 world tour will see Perfume return to bigger venues as well as new territories. Prior to the tour, the group will release their new EP “Cling Cling” in July, followed by a national arena tour in Japan in August, while a DVD release of their European tour “Perfume WORLD TOUR 2nd” is also planned for the fall.

Their latest album “LEVEL3” was released digitally around the world and reached the Top 10 of the iTunes electronic album chart in 19 regions, including the US and Canada, and topping the chart in 4 regions. Their hit single “Polyrhythm” was featured on the 2011 Disney/Pixer film “Cars 2”, and saw the band invited to the world premiere of the film in LA.

Perfume WORLD TOUR 3rd
Friday 31st October: Taipei International Convention Center, Taiwan
Sunday 2nd November: Resorts WorldTM Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Sunday 9th November: Hollywood Palladium, LA, USA
Wednesday 12th November: Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London, UK
Saturday 15th November: Hammerstein Ballroom, NY, USA

sukekiyo Announce Debut European Tour This September

sukekiyo
DIR EN GREY frontman kyo is about to mark his return to Europe this September with his new project sukekiyo. Formed in 2013, sukekiyo members are kyo (DIR EN GREY), TAKUMI (ex-RENTRER EN SOI), UTA (ex-9GOATS BLACK OUT), YUCHI (kannivalism) and MIKA (ex-RENTRER EN SOI).

Expectations have been huge right from the start. kyo’s unique style is omnipresent in every single note which leads to a distracted, dark and vivid sound as is to be expected of the SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH singer.

sukekiyo’s first album IMMORTALIS hit no.1 in the Japanese charts and after a completely sold out Japan tour, the band will now come to Europe for a select number of very exclusive and intimate live shows.

13 September 2014: PIPL Club – Moscow
15 September 2014: Nosturi – Helsinki
17 September 2014: Divan du Monde – Paris
18 September 2014: O2 Academy Islington – London
20 September 2014: C-Club – Berlin
21 September 2014: Zeche Bochum – Bochum

Tickets will go on sale on Friday June 6, 2014.

JPU Records and Yoshiki at London MCM Expo Comic Comic

JPU Records would like to thank everyone that visited their booth at last weekend’s MCM Expo Comic Con at Excel in London! Not only was it the biggest event in the Comic Con’s history, (we’re not sure of numbers, but must’ve been around the 100,000 mark!), with JPU’s biggest booth area so far, but…! We had the almighty honour of hosting the panel with music legend Yoshiki! Check out the digest below. He’ll be performing at the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank on Thursday 29 May.

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