Japanese Rock Band Lost Ash Confirmed for HYPER JAPAN

Lost Ash Hyper Japan

The first live act for this year’s HYPER JAPAN Festival has been announced as Japanese rock band Lost Ash. The event, taking place at The O2 in London between 10-12 July 2015, has told us that this summer’s show will contain its strongest music line-up to date, including a dedicated live-venue with many more artists expected to be announced soon.

Lost Ash are Daiki (vocals), Show (guitar), Sai (bass) and Dye (drums). They’ve started developing a name for themselves since forming in 2009, including a festival appearance in Singapore and a nationwide tour of Japan in 2014. They’ve also been featured in popular J-fashion magazine “Men’s Spider”. This will be the first time the band has performed outside of Asia – to celebrate they recorded a special video message for HYPER JAPAN:

THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S to Tour Europe in 2013

Since appearing at HYPER JAPAN alongside Tomoyasu Hotei and nutter squad NINJAMAN JAPAN in November, visual kei fivesome THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S have developed a taste for Europe. They’ve just confirmed an 11-date European tour, starting in Russia on 16 February, and concluding in Paris on 3 March 2013. They’ll be playing The Garage in Highbury on Saturday 2 March 2013. Tickets are on sale now for £28.25 plus fees from TicketWeb.

THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S European Tour Dates:
Sat 16 Feb: Relax, Moscow, Russia.
Sun 17 Feb: Gloria, Helsinki, Finland.
Tue 19 Feb: Logo, Hamburg, Germany.
Fri 22 Feb: Crystal Club, Berlin, Germany.
Sat 23 Feb: Firlej, Wroclaw, Poland.
Sun 24 Feb: Werkstatt, Köln, Germany.
Tue 26 Feb: Feierwerk, München, Germany.
Wed 27 Feb: Theatre Club, Milano, Italy.
Fri 01 Mar: Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Sat 02 Mar: The Garage, Highbury, London, England. (moved from The Underworld)
Sun 03 Mar: Le Divan du Monde, Paris, France.

If you’re wondering why some of the band look so familiar, it’s probably because of members ZERO and TSUKASA, formerly of the industrial visual outfit D’espairsRay (here, have a video of theirs on us). The remaining members spawn from FANATIC◇CRISIS, DASEIN and RIDERCHIPS. Anyway, THE MICRO HEAD 4’NS also have an album out across the UK and Europe digitally called A Beginning from the End, intently ironic as the band was born from the remnants of now defunct acts.

Title: A Beginning from the End

01. A Beginning from the End (2:48)
02. Hello My Clone (3:34)
03. Glorious Blaze (3:37)
04. Photograph (4:11)
05. I Surrender (3:56)
06. Monster’s Roar (3:25)
07. White Soul (3:47)
08. Konosaki Zutto… (3:44)

Available now from iTunes stores across Europe.

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