26 November, 2014 1 Comment
Japan’s all-girl guitar group SCANDAL mark their international debut with a special edition of their sixth album HELLO WORLD, out now on iTunes, and released from London’s JPU Records on CD across Europe from 19 January 2015. Preorder now direct from JPU Records.
Living up to its name, HELLO WORLD will also be supported with a headline world tour, including a show at France’s Le Bataclan in Paris on 25 April 2015 (tickets), London’s O2 Islington Academy on 26 April 2015 (tickets), Germany’s Weststadthalle in Essen on 30 April 2015 (tickets) – plus headline dates in the USA, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan and a stadium show in Hong Kong.
Since becoming the crowned winners of the New Artist category at the 51st Japan Record Awards, SCANDAL’s momentum has blasted the girls’ cute, pop-punk tunes to the very top of Japan’s music industry. All five of their prior albums have made it into the top five of Japan’s official album chart, and 17 of their singles in to the top 20 Singles Chart – six entering at position five or higher! Their music has featured in a host of popular TV shows and films, including hit anime series Bleach and the latest Pokémon film.
HELLO WORLD sees the girls return with one of their strongest, most determined records to date and sees them collaborate with legendary icon Tetsuya Komuro; “the most successful music producer in Japanese music history” (The Guardian). It also includes two exclusive bonus tracks for the CD version, only available in the physical format and not included on the original Japanese version of the album.
HELLO WORLD’ TRACKLISTING
01. Image (view the full music video)
02. Your song
03. love in action
04. Departure (view the full music video)
06. Yoake no Ryuseigun (view the full music video)
07. Onegai Navigation
08. Runners high (view the full music video)
09. Honn Wo Yomu
10. Kan Beer
11. Winters story
13. Place of life (ft. Tetsuya Komuro)
CD Bonus Tracks:
15. Nai Nai Night 2014
Download now: iTunes or Amazon MP3 in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain or the UK.
Pre-order the CD from: JPU Records Shop, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Season of Mist (France), Fan (Poland), Music Corner (Poland), CD-soundtrack (Czech Republic), CDON (Denmark), imusic (Denmark), Plastic Head (UK),