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Press Release: URBANGARDE announces “Polkadot Autobiography – URBANGARDE Chronicle”

April 13, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE announces “Polkadot Autobiography – URBANGARDE Chronicle” Japanese rock band URBANGARDE will release their first-ever authorized biography on April 27.

BRATS – Interview: J-Generation (April 2020)

“We’re not shiny, innocent girls. We want to express real experiences through our music, things that are really happening. I was always the type of person who was drawn toward...

Press Release: Wasuta performs emotional 5th Anniversary concert in worldwide livestream

April 10, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) held their 5th Anniversary concert on March 28, 2020, livestreaming the event to a worldwide audience from...

Yousei Teikoku returns with dark, thrilling Age of Villains (Review)

Vocalist Yui has never embodied her role as “Empress” of the evil Fairy Empire as fully as she does in the age of villains. Her “Dictator for Life” persona was...

Press Release: PIKOTARO promotes handwashing and prays for peace in “PPAP 2020” music video

APRIL 6, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIKOTARO, who achieved global fame for the hit “PPAP” (“Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen”) in 2016, has updated his song to encourage people around the world to stay...

Press Release: MONDO GROSSO DJ/producer Shinichi Osawa’s new project RHYME SO slays Instagram culture in “Fashion Blogger”

March 31, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese DJ and producer Shinichi Osawa’s latest collaboration project RHYME SO combines the worlds of social media and competitive ice skating in the stylish...

Press Release: YOSHIKI donates $100,000 to COVID-19 relief fund for music industry devastated by coronavirus outbreak

March 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI has donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund established by the Recording Academy and its charitable foundation MusiCares to help music creators and...

Press Release: YOSHIKI teams with Bono, will.i.am, and Jennifer Hudson for #SING4LIFE

March 25, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE will.i.am has released the uplifting track “#SING4LIFE” on his YouTube channel, created with fellow musicians Bono, Jennifer Hudson, and YOSHIKI. #SING4LIFE” is based on...

Press Release: FAKY releases music video for emotionally powerful “half-moon” with lyrics by Lil’ Fang

March 22, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese dance/vocal group FAKY has released the music video for their new song “half-moon”, shot on the streets of Madrid. The emotional ballad features...

GACKT Celebrates 20 Years Of Solo “KHAOS” (Live Report)

While most artists would approach their 20th anniversary in a serious and heartfelt way, GACKT chose to kick off his celebration of 20 years as a solo artist in a...

Press Release: BRATS stalk the streets of Hollywood in new music video for “No more No more”

March 10, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRATS has released their new music video “No more No more”, the second of the band’s seven straight singles planned for 2020. Shot on...

Press Release: Wasuta releases visual movie collaboration “Koisuru Nyakotan” with fashion brand 17kg

March 6, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASUTA RELEASES VISUAL MOVIE COLLABORATION “KOISURU NYAKOTAN” WITH FASHION BRAND 17kg WASUTA MEMBER RIRIKA KODAMA TAKES THE LEAD BEHIND-THE-SCENES IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO “WASUTA...

Press Release: Yoshikimono chosen for V&A exhibition in London

February 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKIMONO – the cutting-edge fashion brand created by Japanese rock star YOSHIKI – has been chosen to be displayed at the prestigious V&A Museum...

BRATS – Interview: MyAnimeList (2020)

BRATS Interview on MyAnimeList from Anime Los Angeles: “Even if we aspired to be like someone else, we know we could never be like them. I never had that kind...

Press Release: Wasuta Reveals New Music Video “Grapefruit Moon” From WASUTA Best

February 14, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) has revealed the music video for “Grapefruit Moon”, the new song from their upcoming Wasuta BEST album...

Press Release: BRATS break free with new single “No more No more”

February 13, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRATS BREAK FREE WITH NEW SINGLE NO MORE NO MORE ALL-GIRL ROCK BAND HOLDS NOTHING BACK IN COMMENT ON TODAY’S INSTA-FAME CULTURE Japanese girls...

BRATS – Interview: Saetori (2020)

7 singles in 7 months — “You’re going to hear things from BRATS that you’ve never heard before!” Full interview: http://www.saetori.nl/2020/02/11/interview-brats/

BRATS – Interview: JaME (2020)

BRATS Interview on JaME from Anime Los Angeles: “I realized it’s OK to be free, to not be restrained at all, and when I looked at the American people around...

Press Release: Hitmaker YOSHIKI strikes platinum with 1.3 million first-week CD sales of SixTONES’ debut single “Imitation Rain”

January 31, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HITMAKER YOSHIKI STRIKES PLATINUM WITH 1.3 MILLION FIRST-WEEK CD SALES OF SIXTONES’ DEBUT SINGLE “IMITATION RAIN” GROUP SHOCKS INDUSTRY TO ACCOMPLISH NEAR-IMPOSSIBLE CD SALES...

BRATS – Interview: JRock News (2020)

BRATS Interview on JRock News from Anime Los Angeles: “With BRATS songs, we are known to not be traditional J-Pop, glittery kind of music. That’s not who we are. We...

BRATS – Interview: Anime News Network (2020)

BRATS Interview on Anime News Network from Anime Los Angeles: “…’More’ means we can always do better, we can always go higher.” Full interview: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2020-01-29/up-and-coming-j-rock-group-brats/.155901

Press Release: BRATS performs new single “Excuser” at first USA concert

January 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Photos by David Cirone Japanese girls rock band BRATS performed their first live American concert at Anime Los Angeles on January 10, 2020, the...

Press Release: @home cafe teams with Sanrio for Hello Kitty Collaboration Cafe

January 16, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Akihabara-based maid cafe @home cafe (“at-home cafe”) will present a special Hello Kitty collaboration cafe from January 21 – March 29, 2020. The limited-time...

Press Release: YOSHIKI donates $100,000 to environmental causes: Australian Wildfire Relief and Rainforest Trust

January 13, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI – internationally renowned, composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer and leader of the rock group X JAPAN – has donated $100,000 ($50,000 to the...

Press Release: Wasuta’s first Best album announced for release March 25

January 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) announced the release of their first “Best” album at their annual “Wa-Ship Kanshasai” event at Shinjuku ReNY...

Press Release: J-Pop vocal group INTERSECTION turns “New Page” for 2020 with Black Clover anime theme song

January 7, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INTERSECTION’S first song of 2020, “New Page”, has been chosen as the new ending theme for the popular TV anime Black Clover. Formed in...

Press Release: URBANGARDE brings in 2020 with retro “Kotoba Uri” MV and new album TOKYOPOP now streaming

December 31, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE URBANGARDE’s new music video “Kotoba Uri” (“Word Seller”) touches base on 80s technopop to bring in the new year, with a VHS-style reflection on...

Press Release: Jewel☆Ciel announces upcoming first album at “Ashitamirai” one-man concert

December 27, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jewel☆Ciel announced their long awaited first full album at their one-man concert “Ashitamirai”, held December 21 at Shibuya Stream Hall.

BRATS – Top 15 J-Rock Artists of 2019 (JRock News)

BRATS named one of 2019’s Top J-Rock artists in JRock News reader poll. https://jrocknews.com/2019/12/top-15-visual-kei-japanese-rock-artist-2019.html

Press Release: Girls rock duo ERY vs miko releases music video cover of GLAY’s “BLACK MONEY”

December 26, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Top Japanese rockers ERY (bass player in KiLLKiLLS, Kyokuto Phallus Kickers) and miko (exist†trace vocals and guitar) have teamed up for a holiday treat,...