RADWIMPS’ Yojiro Noda to Make UK Debut with Solo Act ‘illion’ – Album and London Gig Announced

Vocalist of Japan’s highly popular rock band RADWIMPS, Yojiro Noda, has opened a Facebook page for his new solo project entitled illion. That’s not all, on that Facebook page is also details on two exciting developments in the artist’s career. First, his debut illion album will be called UBU and will receive a UK release via Warner UK (great to see them taking notice of Japanese music!). Then, it also revealed that he will perform in London on Saturday 16 March at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

But, it’s not quite that simple. According to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire’s homepage, 16 March is a show from Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor. Whether illion is a support act, or if the information is incorrect, has yet to surface.

UBU is scheduled for a 25 February 2013 release.

illion’s official homepage has also opened: 1123r.com

We couldn’t find any tracks of videos from illion online, so we’ll use this an excuse to post the most excellent ‘DADA’ from RADWIMPS instead. This track’s a regular at our club nights too. Turn it UP.

Related Stories:
illion: New Website, New Video and UBU Tracklist Announced


About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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