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13/07/2014

THE TEENAGE KISSERS RELEASE 1ST ALBUM 'VIRGIN FIELD' INTERNATIONALLY FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD


4-piece grunge outfit THE TEENAGE KISSERS, fronted by popular singer-songwriter Nana Kitade, released their first full studio album 'VIRGIN FIELD' on July 9th which is now available for download internationally via iTunes, Amazon MP3, and KKBOX (Asia only), and if the £7.99 price tag is too much for you (cheapskate) you can stream it as well as their debut mini album 'PERFECTLY DIRTY' on Spotify.

This latest venture by the once lolita idol sees Nana going in a new direction, sporting the Courtney Love look and bringing a sound similar to that of prominent staples from the early days of grunge such as Hole and L7 to the table.

As of July 12th the band will be embarking on their 17-date nationwide tour “RIPE TOMATO TOUR 2014” starting in Shibuya at TOKYO BOOTLEG CIRCUIT’14.

Pick up VIRGIN FIELD now from Amazon.co.uk or iTunes!



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09/07/2014

HYPER JAPAN ANNOUNCES ASOBISYSTEM GUESTS


This year's HYPER JAPAN will play host to a huge gathering of Japanese fashionistas and J-fashion enthusiasts alike thanks to HARAJUKU KAWAii!!, ASOBISYSTEM's fashion and culture event. HARAJUKU KAWAii!! looks to encompass the best of Tokyo's numerous street styles and trends emerging out of Harajuku, well known for its diverse, creative, and youthful fashions. The event is taking a world tour to bring a bit of Tokyo's cutest district to you, starting with London at HYPER JAPAN 2014!

They'll be bringing along some of Japan's top Harajuku models including Yura, Ayumi Seto, Neeko, and last year's favourite Yun*chi, amongst others for fashion shows, and more.

Advanced tickets for the event start at £12 and are available now at HYPERJAPAN.co.uk!

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06/07/2014

PUNK GOES 90'S VOL. 2 JAPAN EDITION - HER NAME IN BLOOD, ARTEMA, KIBA OF AKIBA, AND MORE


The latest addition to the 'Punks Goes' series hit stores in April, and although in Europe and the States we got a mere one disc in our cases, Japan got two. Making sure not to miss out this time round, some of Japan's best up and coming punk, metal, and hardcore acts took a swing at everyone's favourite rock and pop classics from the golden era of music (if you ask us) for the Japan exclusive 2nd disc in the release.

With 11 extra tracks ranging from the masterfully imaginative to the sheer ridiculous, this additional disc has everything we've come to expect from a Fearless compilation album, an unexpected and obscure trip down memory lane. Though the album is full to the brim with highlights, here's our top 3!

HER NAME IN BLOOD - Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) (The Offspring)


BEFORE MY LIFE FAILS - Guerrilla Radio (Rage Against The Machine)


KIBA OF AKIBA - A Whole New World (Regina Belle & Peabo Bryson)


Tracklist:
ARTEMA / BelieveCher)
BEFORE MY LIFE FAILS / Guerrilla RadioRAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
CLEAVE / Don't Look Back In AngerOASIS
FEAR FROM THE HATE / Rock Is Dead (Marilyn Manson)
A Ghost of Flare / Falling Away From MeKORN)
HER NAME IN BLOOD / Pretty FlyTHE OFFSPRING
LOST / NookieLIMP BIZKIT
MAKE MY DAY / I Don't Want To Miss A ThingAEROSMITH
The Winking Owl / Heart-Shaped BoxNIRVANA
KIBA OF AKIBA / A Whole New World Regina Belle & Peabo Bryson
HYSTERIC PANIC / Around The WorldRED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Punk Goes 90's Vol.2 is now available from CDJapan.co.jp!

FAR EAST MENTION MANNEQUINS (FEMM) JOIN THE LIKES OF MAJOR LAZER, DIPLO, AND BUSTA RHYMES IN 'TWERK 'EM ALL' COMPILATION ALBUM


With ten music videos and five singles under their belt in just five months after the release of their debut EP, avex's latest edgy pop duo FAR EAST MENTION MANNEQUINS (FEMM) are finally catching their break with their latest track 'Fxxk Boyz Get Money' which will feature in the upcoming compilation album 'TWERK 'EM ALL' alongside the work of American DJs, rappers, and producers such as Major Lazer, Diplo, and Busta Rhymes.

An empowering feminist spin on the phrase “fuck bitches get money”, this new record is proving to be the duo's first true entrance into the vast western market, and with their eyes set on world domination, chances are they're not going to stop here!

TWERK 'EM ALL gets its international digital release on July 23rd.
Pick up FEMM's entire discography so far on iTunes!