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26/03/2015

ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK BRING THE NOISE THIS JUNE - UK TOUR 2015


Hard rockin', cock sockin', guitar chompin' trio are back for a seven date tour that'll take them across the UK this June!

With 18 years now under their belts, Electric Eel Shock have become a staple in Japanese hard rock, seeing the band take to stages across the world with performances at SXSW, Rockit Hong Kong, and Roskilde Festival. Last year they put us through our paces with thirteen shows across the country during their 2014 European tour, now they're getting ready to do it all over again. Prepare for a bruising, it's about to get rough!


Electric Eel Shock UK tour dates
Wed 10th Jun – London, The Underworld
Thu 11th Jun – Leamington Spa, The Zephyr Lounge
Sat 13th Jun – Aberdeen, The Moorings Bar
Mon 15th Jun – Hull, Fruit
Wed 17th Jun – Oxford, The Cellar Bar
Thu 18th Jun – Liverpool, O2 Academy Liverpool
Sat 20th Jun – Glasgow, Audio

24/03/2015

ROCK 'N' ROLL GETS FEISTY - KINOCO HOTEL UK TOUR 2015


This May, a slice of Japan's love affair with the rocking 60s will be making its way to the UK in the form of KINOCO HOTEL.

Taking inspiration from the Group Sounds of the mid 1960s and dressed like gothic Sgt. Peppers, this all girl garage rock revival four-piece are well known around town for their electrifying performances and crazy onstage shenanigans from front lady Marianne Shinonome who is prone to throwing condoms into the audience, swinging a whip, and climbing all over her bright red keyboard.

So if you're one for fuzz guitar and biting punk sounds, then this might just be what the doctor ordered.


Tour dates
Fri 15th May – Surrey, HIPSVILLE HORROR A GO! GO!
Wed 20th May – Bristol, Frat House
Fri 22nd May – Brighton, Prince Albert
Sat 23rd May – London, Rhythm Factory


10/03/2015

THE GAZETTE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'DOGMA' FOR AUGUST 2015


Big news for GazettE fans worldwide- during their sold out 13th anniversary show at the Nippon Budokan earlier today, the band announced they will be releasing a new album entitled ‘DOGMA’ in August 2015! Having not heard from the five-piece rock unit in a while, this should provide plenty of excitement in the coming months.

Details are bitty, but what we do know is that the band have announced the ‘THE BEGINNING OF OMINOUS YEAR’ (no doubt a reference to the fact that the group are now in their thirteenth year together- spooky), with a surprise on the website from March 11th called 'PROJECT: DARKAGE', the album in August, and two Japan tours from September 2015 until January 2016.

No other details as of yet, but these snippets alone have been enough to get the fans posting in their droves already! We will keep you updated with any future announcements, so watch this (ominous) space!

For the time being you can pick up the GazettE's 'BEAUTIFUL DEFORMITY' and 'DIVISION' from JPU Records!

09/03/2015

IDOL SUPERSTARS DEMPAGUMI.INC CONFIRMED FOR HYPER JAPAN 2015


Akiba idols and acclaimed otaku Dempagumi.inc will be making their way to HYPER JAPAN 2015 this July to take on London at the festival's biggest event to date at The O2! For one day only on Sunday July 12th they'll be performing at the UK's number one festival for all things Japanese, along with an art exhibition about the group throughout the three day event.

Starting out in the heart of Akihabara at the Dear Stage live house, Dempagumi.inc have managed to rise through the ranks of idol stardom, leading them to perform at the world famous Nippon Budokan to an audience of 10,000 fans, and have their recent music releases continue to occupy the Top 10 in Japan’s music charts (see here for their British iTunes).

Tickets go on sale mid march, keep an eye on the official HYPER JAPAN website, facebook page and twitter for more details as they are announced.

19/02/2015

FACT ANNOUNCE 6TH STUDIO ALBUM 'KTHEAT' AND RELEASE NEW VIDEO 'WAIT'


Last year 6-piece rock unit FACT dropped their 5th studio album 'Witness', their first album to hit the UK since 'In the Blink of an Eye' back in 2010. Famous for overstepping classification with every release, and though their most straightforward release to date, 'Witness' only cemented this fact (no pun intended) with a sound that ticked all the boxes for a classic FACT album. And on March 4th they prepare to do it all over again with their new album 'KTHEAT' (an abbreviation of each band member's first name).

2014 saw big things for the Japanese mainstays, with a UK tour with Memphis May Fire, a 19-date nationwide tour, as well as taking over the massive MAKUHARI MESSE to play host for the first ever Rock-O-Rama as part of their 15th anniversary, a day long event featuring some of the best rock acts, both big and small, Japan has to offer including Ken Yokoyama, HER NAME IN BLOOD, Crystal Lake and many more.

With a band as mercurial as FACT it's hard to predict what we can expect from this new release, but if their new track 'wait' is anything to go by, it's going to be a scorcher!


Pick up 'Witness' now from Amazon.co.uk!