BABYMETAL to Make UK Return This November

BABYMETAL Brixton UK November 2014

BABYMETAL will return to the UK in November for their only remaining European show of 2014, confirmed to take place at the O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday 8 November 2014. The London stop of their World Tour 2014 – Who’s Ready For Round 2? – will be highly anticipated, after fans were treated to their first UK performance at Sonisphere Festival last month, with a select few also managing to get tickets to their sold out headline show at London’s Kentish Town Forum two days later.

A truly unique phenomenon, BABYMETAL broke out of their native Japan earlier this year as their video for single ‘Gimme Chocolate!!’ went viral worldwide, their inimitable blend of heavy metal and catchy pop demanding the attention of music fans everywhere.

The announcement comes off the back of a huge summer, which as well as seeing major festival appearances around Europe, also saw the band support pop superstar Lady Gaga on her recent US tour.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available which will include priority entry to the venue and souvenir commemorative laminate and t-shirt. These will be available to collect at the show. VIP tickets will be £100 + fees.

Tickets will be available from 9am, Wednesday 20 August from here.

Boom Boom Satellites Reveals New Video to ‘ONLY BLOOD’

Boom Boom Satellites ONLY BLOOD

Japan’s legendary electronic pioneers Boom Boom Satellites mark their return with the worldwide release of their new music video ‘ONLY BLOOD’ on YouTube.

ONLY BLOOD, with lyrics fully in English, breaks 1.5 years of silence from duo Michiyuki Kawashima and Masayuki Nakano, and follows on from their hit album EMBRACE, which received a European and UK release on CD and digital formats courtesy of JPU Records.

The music video has been created by visionary producer Taiyo Yamamoto, whose creations have featured in projects involving the anime film Evangelion 3.0, digital music phenomenon Miku Hatsune and the video game Beatmania IIDX20 Tricoro.

ONLY BLOOD has been teasing audiences in Japan since May, when it was featured in the trailer for upcoming thriller MONSTERZ, featuring Tatsuya Fujiwara (Battle Royale, Death Note, Arrietty).

Last year Boom Boom Satellites cancelled 23-dates of their EMBRACE 2013 TOUR when guitarist and vocalist Michiyuki was diagnosed with the symptoms of a brain tumour.

This year Boom Boom Satellites have made a strong return to the live stage, performing at Japan’s major music festivals, including Summer Sonic 2014, Rising Sun Rock Festival 2014 and Rock In Japan Festival 2014 amongst others.

On originally seeing Boom Boom Satellites perform in London, Mark Roland featured the pair as his pick of the week in Melody Maker, stating; “They are the best band I’ve ever seen. Monster beats, Chemical flavour, the drums, the drums, the drums! The sooner you get Boom Boom Satellites orbiting your stratosphere, the happier you will be.”

Boom Boom Satellites homepage: http://bbs-net.com/
Boom Boom Satellites YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/bbsliveSMEJ

ONE OK ROCK See Year Out With London Live, 2014

ONE OK ROCK will return to London this December with a show scheduled for The Electric Ballroom.

The Camden venue’s homepage put up about the show today, stating that it will take place on 16 December 2014. (source) No further information has been announced so far.

So, until further info’s been announced, here’s one of our favourite ONE OK ROCK songs;

the GazettE and Sony WALKMAN collaborate for two special models, exclusive to Sony Stores in UK, France, Germany and Japan

the GazettE x WALKMAN

Japanese chart rockers the GazettE have collaborated with Sony for two special WALKMAN models, launching in Japan today (4 August 2014) with a release to follow in the UK, France and Germany.

the GazettE x WALKMANThe special model of WALKMAN comes pre-installed with the GazettE’s never-before-seen music video to ‘LAST HEAVEN’ (from the album BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY), as well as the band members’ premium photo – both are new and exclusive to this project.

Its high-end model (F series) additionally carries the band’s tracks ‘FADELESS’ and ‘INSIDE BEAST’ in high-resolution audio.

“WALKMAN F Series / S Series: the GazettE model” will be available for pre-order from Sony Stores in Europe from October 2014.

the GazettE’s seventh studio album BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY is out now on CD and digital formats in the UK and Europe from JPU Records, distributed by Plastic Head Music. The album reached #3 in the iTunes Metal Album Chart in the UK, and peaked at #2 in Finland, #5 in France and #7 in Italy’s Rock Album chart on iTunes. It also peaked at #5 in Japan’s weekly Oricon album chart.

Preview of ‘INSIDE BEAST’ music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRP0xL03nkk&list=PLEMa8emJF_N2TJar5rht0t5kyikDN2N7F

Preview of ‘FADELESS’ music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2WCEjK7JEU&index=6&list=PLEMa8emJF_N2TJar5rht0t5kyikDN2N7F

BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY album teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxmnOOaJkRM&list=PLEMa8emJF_N2TJar5rht0t5kyikDN2N7F

the GazettE’s WORLD TOUR13 DOCUMENTARY Digest (out now on UK DVD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz_wv0GWgrc&list=PLEMa8emJF_N2TJar5rht0t5kyikDN2N7F

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

 

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