Tickets Selling Fast for Otoboke Beaver’s Only UK Headline Show: 3 May, London

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Otoboke Beaver play crazed, deranged garage, punk-rock-pop at break-neck speed. Named after a local Love Hotel, Otoboke Beaver describe themselves as: “Japanese girls ‘knock out or pound cake’ band”. Formed in 2009’s summer in Kyoto, Japan, and consists of Accorinrin (lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar &Vocals), Hiro-chan (Bass &Vocals), Pop (Drums &Vocals).

Watch them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VVkAxyw6F8

Currently on tour in the UK with Shonen Knife, the band will take a day out of their busy schedule to play their first and only headline set in the country, taking place at The Pipeline, with help from 3 support bands on 3 May 2016.

Joining them will be Tokyo straight edge 8-bit rappers Hibari 雲雀, returning to the UK for the second time, as well as Barnsley Grunge-Pysch trio BRUJA, and London-based quartet The Johns.

Emi Morimoto (ex-Shonen Knife), comments about Otoboke Beaver: “When I first watched their show, I couldn’t help moving my body and was in the front row of the crowd at the live house in OSAKA. Their cute looks and crazy performance won my heart. People in the UK will certainly become their captive!!”

Tickets are £5 advance, from;
Damnably (zero fees) http://www.damnably.com/ticket-shop/
WeGotTicketshttp://www.wegottickets.com/event/354466
Songkickhttps://www.songkick.com/concerts/26485404-otoboke-beaver-at-pipeline
Gigantic Ticketshttps://tickets.songkick.com/events/26485404
Or £7 on the doors.
Doors 8pm. See you there!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/940756169355609/ 

THE TOMBOYS – exclusive London show: 25 March 2016

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Event Name: JAPAN UNDERGROUND presents THE TOMBOYS
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/558339214341814/
Support Bands: The JohnsThe Picaresque, DJ: JPU Tom
Date: Friday 25 March 2016
Location: The Pipeline (basement), 94 Middlesex Street, London E1 7DA [map]
Nearest Tube/Train: London Liverpool Street, Aldgate, Shoreditch High Street
Entry: £5

TOMBOYS2Japan’s all-girl rock squad THE TOMBOYS are currently recording their debut EP in London. To celebrate, they will perform a one off show in London on 25 March, before jetting back to Japan.

THE TOMBOYS started life in 2011 as a cover band of SCANDAL, one of Japan’s most successful all-girl pop rock artists. Called NoName, they entered SCANDAL’s annual cover band competition and got to the finals, where their drummer picked up the RINA Award from SCANDAL’s drummer.

TOMBOYS1Since then, NoName started recording their own original songs and touring Japan with their cute and fun response to punk and rock music. They also continue to enter SCANDAL’s annual cover band competition, and have so far picked up the HARUNA award too (gotta collect ’em all).

Now the band has changed their name and working on their first EP under the new moniker. Don’t miss this rare chance to see the band in their one and only overseas show, before they head back to Japan.

THE TOMBOYS: (previously known as NoName)
http://noname-band-official.tumblr.com/

 

PLUS! Make sure you get down early to catch indie rockers The Johns and Japanese pop punk locals The Picaresque perform live! Plus the latest Japanese hit courtesy of JPU Tom from JPU Records, Europe’s hottest label for music from Japan.

5 Reasons to Visit JPU Records at HYPER JAPAN

JPU at HYPER JAPAN

EIR AOI - D'AZUR1. Meet Eir Aoi!
Yep! JPU Records will not only be exclusively selling Eir Aoi’s official merchandise and albums, but every Eir Aoi CD sold at HYPER JAPAN comes with a token to meet the singer and get stuff signed! Purchases over £18.50 also receive a special postcard. We will be stocking several sizes of her “EIR AOI ROCK THE WORLD 2015” tour shirt, as well as Eir Aoi wristbands in blue, green and red.

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JPU011 Dempagumi.inc WWDD2. Get Dempagumi.inc’s album before it’s official release!
The otaku idol’s CD will get its official European release in August, but you can get it right now by visiting JPU Records at HYPER JAPAN! Why not come and grab their brightly coloured (and brilliant!) album and see them live in the same day! The girls will be the Festival Stage on Friday 10 July with JPU Tom for a special talk at 6:30pm, and they’ll then perform on the HYPER LIVE Stage at 10:45am on Saturday 11 July and close the HYPER LIVE stage on Sunday 12 July at 4:45pm. There’s also a chance to meet the band and get the CD signed on Saturday.

Here’s the full stage schedule for all the acts. (Save it! Very useful!)

JPU014-Ling tosite sigure-Best of Tornado-cover3. Get Ling tosite sigure’s Best of Tornado CD before release date too!
Not only have we licensed Ling tosite sigure’s killer Best of Tornado album (featuring 14 tracks re-mastered by John Davis (Led Zeppelin, Royal Blood, the Prodigy)), but we will have it available to buy nearly a MONTH before its 7 August release date! The band will be in London on Saturday 11 July to join VAMPS and [Alexandros] at JAPAN NIGHT at inidgo at The O2. Alternatively, get the album right now on iTunes!

4. Friday is the re-release date of NIL from the GazettE!
That’s reason enough to come and visit us, isn’t it?! We’ll have the album, fresh off the press, along with the band’s other releases through JPU Records, as well as a selection of super rare singles and EPs from their indie days. Not to be missed for any hardened fan!

5. Meet the JPU Records team!
Not sure why anyone would want to, but if you do, you can! We’re not only there to flog you a couple of CDs or vinyl, but also to offer advice, recommend and suggest bands, and just have a bit of a chin-wag about music in general!

HYPER JAPAN is the UK’s largest celebration of Japanese pop culture and takes places from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 July 2015 at The O2 in London.

Japan’s Otaku Idols Dempagumi.inc to Release First International Album and Perform at HYPER JAPAN at The O2 This Weekend

Dempagumi.inc JPU RecordsJapan’s alternative idol group Dempagumi.inc has confirmed the international release of their album W.W.D.D. through London’s JPU Records, following their first UK performances at HYPER JAPAN at The O2 on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2015.

Described as “pop… played at hardcore punk speed” by Complete Music Update and “an insane mish-mash of styles… an explosion of joy and creativity” by MTV Iggy. Dempagumi.inc are already turning heads overseas, and now the otaku superstars break out of Tokyo’s Akihabara district to bring their music to an international audience for the first time.

When originally released, W.W.D.D. reached number three in Japan’s Oricon Album Charts, where the six all-girl unit has held huge headline arena shows, including the Nippon Budokan, National Yoyogi Stadium’s First Gymnasium, as well as appearances at Japan’s major rock festivals, despite their pop aesthetics.

A number of tracks on the album have been written by prominent figures in the Japanese rock industry, including Tamaya 2060% of punk group Wienners, NAOTO from popular hip-hop rock act ORANGE RANGE, and anime theme composer and video game music remixer Kenichi Maeyamada amongst many more.

W.W.D.D. on CD will include a 28-page full colour photo and lyric booklet and will be available first at HYPER JAPAN, ahead of its official retail release from 7 August 2015. Digitally, the album is out now on iTunes and will be made available from other digital download and streaming services shortly.

JPU011 Dempagumi.inc WWDDW.W.D.D. TRACKLIST:
01. Dempa na Sekai ~ It’s a dempa world ~
02. Dempari Night [video]
03. Dance Dance Dance
04. NEO JAPONISM
05. FD2 ~Raison d’etre Daibouken~
06. Chururi Chururira [video]
07. Mamonaku, Dempagumi.inc ga Ririku Itashimasu
08. Dear Stage e Youkoso
09. Bari3 Republic [video]
10. Fancy Hoppe U FU FU [video]
11. Lemon Iro [video]
12. Brandnew World
13. Irodori Sekai
14. Sakura Apparation [video]

Pre-order now directly from JPU Records, or purchase in advance at HYPER JAPAN.

Dempagumi.inc online:
http://dempagumi.dearstage.com/
https://www.facebook.com/dempagumi.inc
https://twitter.com/dempagumi
https://www.youtube.com/dempagumiinc

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

the GazettE to Re-release NIL, STACKED RUBBISH and DIM in the UK and Europe

the GazettEJapan’s ‘visual kei’ veterans the GazettE will release their first three major-label albums in physical and digital formats in Europe through London’s JPU Records, ahead of the release of their hotly anticipated eighth album DOGMA.

Breakthrough album NIL (Nameless Liberty Underground) saw the group emerge from Japan’s underground visual kei scene and become one of the biggest, most influential names in the genre. When released in 2006, the album reached number four in the Oricon Weekly Album Chart and the tour surrounding it brought the GazettE in front of 20,000 fans for its finale at The Nippon Budokan, the country’s most revered venue. NIL will be available from 10 July in the UK and soon after in the rest of Europe.

Follow up album STACKED RUBBISH gave the band their highest chart position to date, reaching number three in Japan’s album chart in 2007 and redefined visual kei in the process. The album experimented with elements of R&B, jazz and blues, and incorporated into the band’s existing heavy, aggressive and dark sound. The results crossed boundaries, even countries, as the GazettE embarked on their first world tour, including a show at a packed out O2 Academy Islington from word of mouth alone. STACKED RUBBISH will be available from 14 August 2015, and had several tracks available to buy in advance from iTunes right now, including fan favourites Filth in the beauty (one unofficially uploaded video of the song has over five million hits on YouTube), high-energy anthem HYENA and the moody theme from Korean horror flick APT; Chizuru.

The last of this year’s re-releases will be DIM, an album described as having riffs as “heavy as the soul of Dracula” and sounding like “Slipknot playing Powerman 5000 covers” by AllMusic’s Alexey Eremenko. Leading up to its release, the GazettE performed a guerrilla gig outside of Shinjuku Station, the world’s busiest transport hub. Police had to pul the plug on when several thousand fans turned up to the secret event. DIM includes the group’s first single to reach number two in the charts, LEECH. The album will also be released on 14 August 2015, with several tracks available now from iTunes.

The CD editions of the albums include the original photo and lyric booklets, as well as all-new booklets containing new images and the lyrics translated into English and Romaji.

theGazettE NIL JPU010NIL TRACKLIST:
(Release: 10 July)
01. THE END
02. Nausea & Shudder
03. Bath Room
04. Maggots
05. Namaatatakai Ameto Zaratsuita Jounetsu
06. D. L. N
07. SHADOW VI II I
08. BARETTA
09. Cassis
10. SILLY GOD DISCO
11. DISCHARGE
12. Taion
Pre-order on CD.

the GazettE STACKED RUBBISH JPU012STACKED RUBBISH TRACKLIST:
(Release: 14 August)
01. ART DRAWN BY VOMIT
02. AGONY
03. HYENA
04. BURIAL APPLICANT
05. GANGES NI AKAI BARA
06. REGRET
07. CALM ENVY
08. SWALLOWTAIL ON THE DEATH VALLEY
09. MOB 136 BARS
10. GENTLE LIE
11. FILTH IN THE BEAUTY
12. CIRCLE OF SWINDLER
13. CHIZURU
14. PEOPLE ERROR
Pre-order on CD or from iTunes,

the GazettE DIM JPU013DIM TRACKLIST:
(Release: 14 August)
01. 「HIKARI」
02. THE INVISIBLE WALL
03. A MOTH UNDER THE SKIN
04. LEECH
05. NAKIGAHARA
06. 「ERIKA」
07. HEADACHE MAN
08. GUREN
09. 「SHIKYU」
10. 13STAIRS[-]1
11. DISTRESS AND COMA
12. 「KANSHOKU」
13. SHIROKI YUUTSU
14. IN THE MIDDLE OF CHAOS
15. 「MORO」
16. OGRE
17. DIM SCENE
Pre-order on CD or from iTunes.

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