Category: music interview

What’s The Difference Between Band-Maid and BABYMETAL?


In a recent interview with Teamrock, Miku Kobato from Bandmaid explained rather succinctly “we play our own instruments”.

Of course, depending on how one views BABYMETAL this isn’t strictly true: BABYMETAL’s Kami band has some of the best metal musicians on the planet right now (FACT). Is Miku being a little disingenuous?

Anyway, Band-Maid tour Europe this autumn and headline The Underworld, London, UK on October 12.

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Amatsuki – I Love Anime


Rising international star Amatsuki rocked MCM London Comic Con recently, as the three-day pop culture event experienced record numbers of more than 133,000 people attending, making it Europe’s biggest comic con and the third biggest event of its kind globally.

Amatsuki, who originally became popular through recording cover songs online, has since topped Japan’s national charts with his original work and I was lucky enough to catch up with him back stage at the convention for a quick chat!

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Starwalker: The Brits Hate Us More Than We Do

As many followers of my blog know I am a fan of many musical genres. Well OK, mostly Japanese heavy rock, but I also have a penchant for other cool stuff! The more hip among you may remember a French outfit called Air who built a name for themselves making gorgeously melodic electronica during the late 1990’s and into the early 2000’s with albums such as critically acclaimed Moon Safari and the soundtrack to The Virgin Suicides. Continue reading

An Interview with Tom from JPU Records


I met Tom on a train to Hackney after the BABYMETAL forum show last July – which was well wicked – and we’ve been in contact ever since. I figured it was about time I interviewed the wee bam, especially seeing as how I took him around Glasgow and we both got properly wrecked. Continue reading