Tickets Now on Sale for illion’s Debut UK Live

If the wallpaper, the side bar advert or us banging on about it for what seems like forever wasn’t a big enough hint, there’s this guy called Yojiro Noda. He’s the vocalist of RADWIMPS. He’s heading to London very soon with his solo project illion. And it’s kind of a big deal.

Tickets for his debut UK love show went on sale this morning for £25 (click here to grab yours). And to prove to you that illion is serious business, they’re putting him on at the massive O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Sunday 17 March 2013.

In December illion album track ‘BRAIN DRAIN’ previewed on Youtube for 48 hours. Those lucky enough to tune in were treated to a video recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios, but which ultimately revealed very little about the project. The sound, in our opinion was very different from what we’re used to from RADWIMPS. Instead  it reminded us more of London’s own part-Japanese singer-songwriting unit Tori Tori Bird, with piano leading the melody.

BRAIN DRAIN has since been released as a digital single, and can be downloaded now from iTunes for 99p by clicking here.

Although RADWIMPS’ DADA is one of our favourite tracks, we’ll leave you with their song Me Me She. It has such a sweet video.


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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