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

 

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.

the GazettE WORLD TOUR13 Documentary – Out Now on DVD Across Europe!

the GazettE WORLD TOUR13 DOCUMENTARY

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Read all about it! For the first times, fans of Japan’s undisputed kings of visual kei, the GazettE, will be given all area access to the act’s long awaited world tour with the release of their debut English-language documentary on 21 April 2014 from London’s JPU Records. See the trailer here.

Crowds upwards of 20,000 packed out venues across Europe and Latin America in anticipation to see the GazettE return after six years of international silence. This 100-minute film captures that tour, from fans ambushing the band at airports, to behind-the-scenes footage both on and off the road, to live clips of the GazettE’s sold out performances in each of the nine cities of the tour, and offers an unparalleled glimpse of the members’ time off as they toured across the world in September 2013.

In the countries in North America, Latin America, Oceania, and Asia, this audio visual work will be available through iTunes store. The DVD will be region 0 and contains English language subtitles, a feature not included in the original Japanese release.

Order your copy from: JPU Records’ Online Shop (World wide shipping)
UK: Amazon.co.uk, Play.comPlastichead, Hive.co.uk, Exertis MSE,
Czech Republic: Audio3,
Denmark: imusic, ivinyl, CDON,
Finland: Super Sounds, Record Shop X, CDON,
France: Amazon.fr,
Germany: Amazon.de, Nippon ShopNeo Tokyo,
Hungary: Sounds of Japan,
Italy: Amazon.it,
Lithuania: imuzika,
Poland: Skelpy24, fan.pl,
Norway: CDON,
Russia: Record Shop X,
Sweden: Bengans, CDON,
Plus many more places!

the GazettE WORLD TOUR13 Documentary includes footage from:
06 September: Jose Cuervo Salon, Mexico City (MEXICO)
08 September: Teatro Caupolican, Santiago (CHILE)
11 September: Teatro Vorterix, Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA)
14 September: Espaco Victory, Sao Paulo (BRAZIL)
20 September: Le Trianon, Paris (FRANCE)
22 September: Le Phare, Toulouse (FRANCE)
25 September: FZW, Dortmund (GERMANY)
27 September: Tonhalle, Munich (GERMANY)
29 September: The Circus, Helsinki (FINLAND)

the GazettE Line-up:
RUKI – Vocals (Twitter account)
URUHA – Guitar
AOI – Guitar (Twitter account)
REITA – Bass
KAI – Drums

the GazettE Unleash New Vision with Seventh Album BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY

Fresh from completing a world tour with sold out dates across Europe, Japan’s ‘visual kei’ veterans the GazettE return with their seventh full length album BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY, due for a worldwide digital release on 23 October, and a physical release in the UK, Europe and Russia from JPU Records.

BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY captures the essence of what it means to be an outsider. Since their inception over a decade ago, the GazettE have found themselves being somewhat of an anomaly – separated from regular bands and musicians. Their singles have continually ranked in the top ten in Japan, but their music is far too aggressive, dark and disturbing to be recognised as pop; their guitarmanship and sea of fans headbanging in unison at live shows is a spectacle to witness, but the band’s androgynous demeanour and attention to art and aesthetics makes them an irregularity in the rock and metal worlds. The album title, combined with its unusual artwork, is a physical representation of a band that never compromise in the way of expression.

The cover art is a further metaphor, envisaging a hybrid beast made from five distinct but very different creatures. “the GazettE’s creativity depends on the individuality of all five member of the band”, explains vocalist RUKI. “Our art is a distilled combination of audio and visual”.

JPU Records’ regular edition of the album will also marry the sound and vision of the GazettE. Its 24-page booklet embodies all 14-tracks with unique artwork depicting each song, while an additional booklet will be included exclusive to the UK, Europe and Russia, containing translations of the lyrics into English.

BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY will be released in 79 countries across the world from 23 October 2013, making it the GazettE’s biggest release so far as their overseas fandom continues to swell. If you haven’t already, it’s time to tune in and celebrate the beauty of deformity.

Pre-order details coming soon.

the GazettE – BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY

BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY Track List:
01. MALFORMED BOX
02. INSIDE BEAST (Teaser Video)
03. UNTIL IT BURNS OUT
04. DEVOURING ONE ANOTHER
05. FADELESS
06. REDO
07. LAST HEAVEN
08. LOSS
09. THE STUPID TINY INSECT
10. IN BLOSSOM
11. KARASU
12. Kuroku Sunda Sorato Zangaito Kataha
13. TO DAZZLING DARKNESS
14. CODA

Pre-order BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY:
JPU Records (Worldwide Shipping), Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Plastic Head (UK), Season of Mist (France), Metal Mailorder (France)Metal Mailorder (Germany)CDstarts (Germany), Lesen (Germany)Levykauppax (Finland), Supersounds Music (Finland)Record Company X (Finland), Bengans Record Store (Sweden), cdon (Sweden)cdon (Norway), Free Record  Shop (Belgium), Sound of Japan (Hungary)Free Record Shop (Netherlands), Music Meter (Netherlands), Kroese Online (Netherlands)SMF Music Hunter (Bulgaria), Supershop (Slovakia), Supershop (Czech Republic), ZOSO Music Shop (Slovenia), imusic (Denmark), ECI (Netherlands), ECI (Belgium), COSMOX (Netherlands), Disc-order (Spain), CD Shop (Greece), (more links coming soon)

Download Digitally from 23 October from:
iTunes UKiTunes FR (France)iTunes DE (Germany / Deutschland)iTunes ES (Spain / España)iTunes IT (Italy / Italia)iTunes AM (Armenia / Հայաստան)iTunes AT (Austria / Österreich)iTunes AZ (Azerbaijan / Azərbaycan)iTunes BY (Belarus / Белару́сь),, iTunes CY (Cyprus / Κύπρος / Kıbrıs)iTunes CZ (Czech Republic / Česká republika)iTunes DK (Denmark / Danmark)iTunes EE (Estonia / Eesti)iTunes FI (Finland / Suomi)iTunes GR (Greece / Ελλάδα)iTunes HU (Hungary / Magyarország)iTunes IE (Ireland / Éire / Airlan)iTunes KZ (Kazakhstan / Qazaqstan / Казахстан)iTunes LV (Latvia / Latvija)iTunes LT (Lithuania / Lietuva)iTunes LU (Luxembourg)iTunes MT (Malta)iTunes MD (Moldova)iTunes NL (Netherlands / Nederland)iTunes NO (Norway / Norge / Noreg)iTunes PL (Poland / Polska)iTunes PT (Portugal)iTunes RO (Romania / România)iTunes RU (Russia / Россия)iTunes SK (Slovakia / Slovak)iTunes SI (Slovenia / Slovenija)iTunes SE (Sweden / Sverige)iTunes CH (Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse/ Svizzera / Svizra)iTunes TR (Turkey / Türkiye)iTunes UA (Ukraine / Україна).

the GazettE Line-up:
AOI – Guitar (twitter account)
REITA – Bass
RUKI – Vocals (twitter account)
KAI – Drums
URUHA – Guitar

the GazettE online:
http://www.pscompany.co.jp/gazette/
http://www.youtube.com/gazetteSMEJ
https://www.facebook.com/pages/the-GazettE-Official/255684944526717
https://www.facebook.com/theGazettEmedia

JPU Records Online:
http://jpurecords.com
https://www.facebook.com/JPUrecords
https://twitter.com/JPUrecords

RUKI Promises New World Tour For the GazettE

(c) Julian Chantome - B7Klan

(c) Julian Chantome – B7Klan

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Moments after the GazettE completed their 9-date world tour, rocking sold-out venues across South America and Europe, the metal group’s vocalist RUKI took to Twitter to tell his 231,000+ followers to expect another world tour soon.

After the tour finale, taking place at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland, on 29 September 2013, RUKI made the following tweet:

Please expect a next world tour!
See you also always.
Thanks all 6guns.

In the meantime, the GazettE’s latest single FADELESS is out now (click here for details on how to buy it) from JPU Records in Europe, Russia and the UK. Brand new studio album BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY is due for release in October, while latest album DIVISION is out now.

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