Artist Updates


Femme Metal Webzine: Interview with Yousei Teikoku (2015)

“The number of humans who, in their heart, genuinely believe in fairies is dwindling. The Empire is faltering and faces destruction.” Link:


Press Release: URBANGARDE announces new album Showa 90 at Utsu Fes concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2015 – Japanese trauma techno-pop band URBANGARDE announced their new album Showa 90 at their concert showcase event on September 5. URBANGARDE hosted UTSU Fes...


JRock247: Interview with URBANGARDE (2015)

“URBANGARDE itself is a piece of art. It’s all together for us. It’s one package. The music videos, the CDs, the live shows, it’s all built to go together, like...


Reviews: YOUSEI TEIKOKU – Shadow Corps(e)



JaME: Interview with YOUSEI TEIKOKU (2015)

“With no limitations as to theme or song length, we were able to more freely experiment with certain things we wanted to try ourselves.” Link:


Press Release: URBANGARDE Visits Psychiatric Hospital for Special Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2015 – Members of Japanese rock band URBANGARDE accepted the invitation of a Nagano hospital to perform for patients in the psychiatric ward and nursing...


Rocket News 24: Interview with URBANGARDE (2015)

“I think artists should be hustlers,” Temma explains. “I think artists should lie.”


fafafoom: Interview with YANAKIKU (2015)

“For us, kimono cosplay is like a battle uniform. When we wear them, we are ready to perform as Yanakiku. The kimono costumes also evoke a strong feeling and impact...


Press Release: YANAKIKU Delights Fans at J-Pop Summit, Announces Tokyo One-Man Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2015 – Japanese vocal/dance unit YANAKIKU made their triumphant return to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit during the August 8-9 weekend, returning to the spot of...