Further details on [Champagne]’s UK Live Debut

When: Wednesday 15 May 2013 from 7pm.
Where: The Pipeline (basement), 94 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7DA.
Tickets: £7.50 advance (buy here), £10 on the door.
Support: Area 11 // NO CARS // Ken Kobayashi & The Colors // DJs and special guests
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/116765661855283/

Here’s some updated information about the special showcase show we have coming up this Wednesday with Japanese indie rockers [Champagne]! Check out all the bands involved, their stage times and don’t forget to share this page with your friends before tickets sell out!

[Champagne]

Stage time 9:30-10:30
Fresh from supporting the likes of Muse and Kasabian in Japan, Tokyo’s hottest new indie band [Champagne] venture to London to pay homage to the country that originally inspired them to create music; the UK. In Japan they’ve topped the indie charts, played major festivals such as Summer Sonic and become one of the most talked about new pop-rock bands of the last few years. You can check out all of their catchy music videos by clicking here and scrolling down. Or click the video below for one of our personal favourites:

Area 11

Stage time 8:40-9:10
Bristol’s finest Minecrafters (see this music video of theirs for reference)  are back! The boys released their debut album All The Lights in the Sky earlier this year, and it went straight to the top of Amazon’s MP3 rock chart, and entered at number 10 on the official UK rock chart. Earlier this month they supported My Vitriol at Koko in Camden, and now they’re here to support [Champagne]. Here’s a video of them tearing up the stage of Japan Underground, supporting FACT earlier this year:

No Cars

Stage time 7:55-8:25
Quirky all Japanese girl band No Cars have built a reputation for their zany live shows. Having supported the likes of Shonen Knife and Adam Ant, the girls, when not singing about tuna and cello-tape, have been known to bully members of the audience, do cartwheels, and generally cause a bit of a ruckus in the cutest way possible.

Ken Kobayashi and Colors

Stage time 7:15-7:40
Ken Kobayashi is a singer, songwriter and a producer based in London. Ken was born in London in 1988 between a German father and a Japanese mother. Spending childhood in Tokyo, Berlin and London, Ken was exposed to a wide range of range of music genres and movements. Ken started writing songs when he learnt to play the guitar at the age of 16. In 2009, He released his debut album My Big Foot Over the Sky.

Tickets are selling out fast – see you there!!

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JAPAN UNDERGROUND presents [Champagne]’s First UK Live – 15 May

When: Wednesday 15 May 2013 from 7pm.
Where: The Pipeline (basement), 94 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7DA.
Tickets: £7.50 advance (buy), £10 on the door.
Support: Area 11 // NO CARS // Ken Kobayashi & The Colors // DJs and special guests
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/116765661855283/

From performing on the streets of Harajuku, to rocking tens of thousands at SUMMER SONIC and a host of other top Japanese festivals, to selling out every tour they’ve ever done. [Champagne] are living proof that it is possible to go from indie heroes to full-blown rockstars in a matter of years, and now they’re ready to burst out from Japan for the next chapter in their musical conquest by performing in the UK for the first time.

[Champagne] will hold their first overseas headline show at The Pipeline, London on Wednesday 15 May 2013. Tickets for the show in London are on sale now (click here), priced at £7.50. They will also be available on the door whilst stocks last for £10.

The band will be joined with support from Brit internet sensation Area 11 – who recently celebrated chart success with their debut album ‘All the Lights in the Sky’ – and the quirky Japanese all-girl group No Cars, plus DJs and special guests.
Led by Yohei Kawakami (vocals and drums), who grew up in Syria, and Hiroyuki Isobe (bass and chorus) who grew up in America, [Champagne] manage to fuse the best from western and eastern music to create unique and catchy pop-rock songs. Since forming in 2007, they have released three albums; the first entitled ‘Where’s My Potato?’, followed by Oricon Indie Chart topper ‘I want to go to Hawaii’, and then ‘Schwarzenegger’, with a fourth hit album expected to be released soon.

Video Footage of FACT Wrecking Japan Underground on 1 March 2013

Mighty post-hardcore squad FACT celebrate their UK tour with a soldout headline show at Japan Underground on 1 March 2013! Stay tuned, the next Japan Underground will take place on Saturday 27th April at The Pipeline in London – see you there!

For now, check out the madness, as captured by Electric Bloom Webzine, of what went down at FACT’s show below:

HEADLINE: FACT


SUPPORT: AREA 11

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FACT Set to Obliterate UK Sold Out Headline Show: 1 March

When: Friday 1 March 2013 from 7pm.
Where: The Pipeline (basement), 94 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7DA.
Tickets: £12 on the door.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/435676543171768/

With just 20 advanced tickets left for FACT‘s only UK headline show of their current tour, we think it’s safe to say the show will more than likely sell out. And why the hell not! On top of FACT, there’s support from current chart rockers AREA 11 (their first live appearance since their debut album’s release), polytechnic rock from The Social Club, and authentic, scrumptious Japanese street food from Peko Peko Kitchen. Beer, circle pits and yakisoba all round then!

FACT:

Hitting the stage at 9:30 will be FACT, bringing their flavour of post-hardcore all the way from Japan (and, er, Northwich). In the UK the group had two albums released under Hassle Record, as well as a main stage appearance at Sonisphere Festival. Here, we’d say they’re probably best known for their first major release Fact of Life (it has over 2 million hits on Youtube). After two headline UK tours the group returns with a new guitarist (3 now in total!) and supporting British hardcore group Your Demise. Tonight will be FACT’s only UK headline show of their current tour. Here’s one of our favourite songs:


AREA 11:

On stage from 8:30 is Bristol’s finest Minecrafters AREA 11. The boys released their debut album All The Lights in the Sky earlier this month, and it went straight to the top of Amazon’s MP3 rock chart, and entered at number 10 on the official UK rock chart. Tonight will be Area 11’s first live appearance since the album’s release, and they’ll be supporting one of their music heroes – FACT!


The Social Club:

When we asked FACT to play, we asked if they had any demands. One was to get The Social Club to play with them. We made it happen. If you like rock ‘n’roll guitars, tinkled keyboards or full-throated choruses in the style of Weezer, The Hold Steady or The Get Up Kids, you’ll be in for a treat when these guys hit the stage at 7:30.

Japan Underground Presents FACT’s Headline Tour Finale – 1 March

NEWS JUST IN: FACT add a further date to current UK and European tour. The punk-outfit are currently rocking the British Isles with Your Demise throughout February, but on Friday 1 March they will return to London once again for an exclusive headline set with Japan Underground.

The show will take place at regular Japan Underground haunt The Pipeline near Liverpool Street in London, and will feature support from polytechnic rockers The Social Club, and Bristol’s finest Minecraft manipulators Area 11.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £10 and available from WeGotTickets.com, or £12 on the door. Best hurry though, a quarter of the tickets have already sold before we even got round to officially announcing the show! You can also join the Facebook book event page by clicking here. See you there!!

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