Category: new release

FEMM Have a New Song

If you don’t know FEMM, they had a catchy wee song a few years ago called FXXX Boys Get Money which was loads of fun and featured the band in full-on mannequin mode. New Single ‘Level Up’ sees them ditch this ridiculous shtick (yo!) in favour of something much more normal. Thank god.

Level Up is from FEMM’s EP 404 Not Found, which you can order from our old friends at JPU Records.

Ps when you get to that page ^^^ it’s not a really a 404. Ahahahaha.

The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY Release Second Single With Extras for Overseas Fans

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The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY, Japan’s international rule breakers, threaten to lick all who underestimate them with second single “Pelo”, out now globally. Special bundles for the single include exclusive A3 poster, t-shirt and download card, available only for the release outside of Asia via JPU Records.

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Aldious Release First Overseas Album: “Radiant A”

“These girls will rock your brains out. As metal as one can get in heels and pink bows” – Kotaku

“Groundbreaking. Japanese all-girls metal band Aldious epitomizes ‘The Female Warrior’” – NYLON

“We fell head over heels for Aldious” – Revolver Magazine

Radiant A sees Japan’s “groundbreaking” metal quintet Aldious unleash their first overseas album on 17 March, 2017, out on CD and digital formats in the UK and Europe via JPU Records.

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SCANDAL Release 36-Track Best Album in UK and Europe: 3 March

A two-disc self-titled best album from SCANDAL – one of Japan’s most popular pop-rock girl bands – will be released on CD and digital formats in the UK and Europe on 3 March, 2017 via JPU Records. The collection features 34 tracks from the quartet’s ten-year career, as well as two new songs, and is available for preorder now at Amazon (here) and other retailers, and is also available as a limited edition CD, poster and T-shirt bundle direct from JPU Records (here). Continue reading

BAND-MAID Cause Chaos in New Video “Don’t you tell ME”

Picture from BAND-MAID's "Don't you tell ME" video

BAND-MAID cause chaos in their latest music video 「Don’t you tell ME」, released today ahead of new album Just Bring It, out on CD from JPU Records in Europe from 10 February 2017.

Just Bring It is the band’s first full length album released from a major label in Japan and includes 13 tracks. The European edition includes translated lyrics in its booklet and will be available from all major CD retailers across the UK and Europe.

Pre-order direct from JPU Records: Regular edition // CD+Tshirt edition

BAND-MAID's Just Bring It cover art

 

BAND-MAID Release Just Bring It in Europe

“Wailing guitar solos, huge choruses and punching hooks: They’ve got the attitude of Guns N’ Roses and the pomp of Def Leppard.” – Metal Hammer

“A cracking slice of catchy pop metal with some deceptively technical guitar work” – Huffington Post Blog

“They dress like maids and they definitely rock” – MetalInjection.net

After blasting in to the international rock scene last year, BAND-MAID return with their hotly anticipated first major album. Entitled Just Bring It, the 13-track album, released under Nippon Crown in their homeland of Japan, will hit the UK and Europe from 10 February 2017 through JPU Records in two editions; the regular edition and a CD and T-shirt bundle. Continue reading

Amatsuki to release second album Hakoniwa Dramatic on 29 July

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Brilliant new vocal hero Amatsuki will unleash his second major album Hakoniwa Dramatic in Europe from 29 July courtesy of JPU Records. The Japanese star, who first began posting cover songs on video sharing websites a few years, has now accumulated more than half a million followers on Twitter, was awarded “Breakthrough Artist 2015” by NHK World’s English language music show J-MELO, and has already topped the charts of Japan with his first live DVD and original songs.

Outside of Japan, Amatsuki fever is already hotting up with millions of hits and comments flooding his YouTube channel from overseas. Due to popular demand, earlier this year Amatsuki was invited to perform in front of thousands of people at MCM London Comic Con, the biggest event of its kind in Europe, and third biggest globally. There, he gained many new fans and sold hundreds of CDs before running out of stock entirely.

Highly influenced by Japanese pop culture, particularly anime, video game and vocaloid – a music phenomenon that has swept Japan involving synthetic vocals and virtual pop icons – Amatsuki’s music packs a powerful dose of energy, charm and imagination that’s resulted in him winning fans the world over, regardless of language barriers.

Hakoniwa Dramatic is Amatsuki’s second full length album since joining Japan’s massive King Records, and consists of 13 original tracks. Several videos from the album have also been uploaded to YouTube and experienced more than a million hits, including latest video Nagareboshi.

Download (from 29 July):
Amazon Music 🇬🇧UK / 🇩🇪DE / 🇪🇸ES / 🇫🇷FR / 🇮🇹IT
iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Store

Stream (from 29 July):
Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Tidal

Via JPU

BAND-MAID Announce First European Tour

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BAND-MAID went viral all over the world when their music video for “Thrill” was uploaded on Facebook, the video hitting over 2,000,000 plays in only two weeks. Ever since the band has been receiving offers from events all over the world, including SAKURA-CON in Seattle, America, and MCM LONDON COMIC CON in the UK.

BAND-MAID’s cute authentic maid looks combined with their hardcore rock sound with kick-ass guitar solos and double-bass drums has gathered fans all over the world, and the band is now proud to announce their first ever Europe Tour this October! Combined with their already announced headlining show in Mexico, “BAND MAID “Brand New MAID” Release Tour World Series” includes 6 shows in 5 countries.

Don’t miss this chance to see the one-of-a-kind sensation from Japan live!

BAND-MAID “Brand New MAID” Release Tour World Series:
9 OctoberSALA – Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽
12 OctoberThe Underworld – London, UK 🇬🇧
13 OctoberMTC – Cologne, Germany 🇩🇪
15 OctoberHeadcrash – Hamburg, Germany 🇩🇪
16 OctoberLa Boule Noire – Paris, France 🇫🇷
19 OctoberHydrozagadka – Warsaw, Poland 🇵🇱

Ticket sales begin on Friday 29 July 2016.

Via JPU Records

the GazettE Unleash UNDYING Preview


WORLD TOUR BEGINS ● BACK CATALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE

the GazettE will release three track maxi-single UNDYING via JPU Records on 27 April 2016, the same day as they perform in Toronto as part of their world tour.

UNDYING contains three entirely new songs; UNDYING, MALUM and VACANT and has been mastered exclusively for iTunes, offering crystal clear 24-bit audio. The three track single is available now to pre-order: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1099538074?ls=1&app=itunes

UNDYING is the 6th movement of PROJECT:DARK AGE, an artistic venture involving 18 creative professionals spanning Japan’s fashion, design, photography, sound, film and stage industries, with the GazettE’s five members at its centre. DOGMA, the GazettE’s latest album, was the first movement;UGLY, the first single was the third movement; and the current world tour makes up movements 7, 8 and 9.

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UNDYING

27 April 2016

TRACKLIST:

01. UNDYING

02. MALUM

03. VACANT

[Pre-order now]

Additionally, the GazettE’s back catalogue under King Records has also been made available world wide (except Japan, Korea, Taiwan and South and Central America) through JPU Records.

Artist Page on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4gRFSxjAcJkb54BDjqo7Bc

Artist Page on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/artist/id308794328?ls=1&app=itunes

TOUR DATES:
The Americas:
15 April – Teatro Metropolitan – Mexico City
20 April – Teatro Vorterix – Buenos Aires
22 April – Audio Club – Sao Paulo
25 April – Bomb Factory – Dallas
27 April – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto
29 April – Playstation Theatre – New York
1 May – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco
3 May – Wilterm Theatre – Los Angeles
5 May – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver

The Far East:
13 June – TICC – Taipei
21 June – Q.Hall – Shanghai

The Continent:
3 June – Le Zenith – Paris
5 June – E-Werk – Cologne
8 June – Tonhalle – Munich
10 June – The Circus – Helsinki
12 June – Izvestia Hall – Moscow