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Kobe Metal Outfit BRAIN DEATH ZOMBIE Make International Debut in London

January 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Including support act Umez!

Brain Death Zombie flyerWhen: Saturday 12 January 2013 from 7pm.

Where: The Pipeline, 94 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7DA. Tickets: £6 (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/201100)

Event pages: [facebook] [last.fm] Read more…

Four Female-Fronted Japanese Acts Fly to London for Showcase Set

October 11, 2012 Leave a comment

An evening of explosive live music from Japan!

Japan Underground returns to London with one of its most exciting live line-ups to date; FOUR artists from Japan, all rocking female vocalists! From rock, to quirky and fun shibuya-kei and indie-pop, we have it all covered! Come along for one of our most Read more…

Music Review: THE GAZETTE “DIVISION”

September 30, 2012 3 comments

UK release date: 1st October 2012

Formed in 2002, the GazettE, whose song “Headache Man” was used for the ending theme of Hotel Chelsea a film written and produced by Hiro Masuda starring Nao Nagasawa and Tony Laurent, are one of the most popular visual kei bands in Japan right now. But not only are they appreciated on their own turf, their pulsating music and flamboyant image has attracted fans from all over the world. Their longevity doesn’t appear to be waning anytime soon. So to celebrate their 10th anniversary the band has recorded Read more…

Event Review: Friday Late: Loli-POP! Lolita Fashion Fun At The V&A Museum

September 23, 2012 4 comments

London embraces the Japanese street style Lolita!

Reporter: Lizzie Ooi

On Friday, 31st August the V&A Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum) in London held a free evening of Lolita fashion, the unique street style that combines Japan’s obsessions with cuteness, punk and Gothic macabre. The programme included a kimono demonstration with Mamechiyo Modern, a wig workshop with Pixie Late and her team, photo shoots, a screening of Kamikaze Girls Read more…

JPU Records Announces European Launch Party For GazettE Album

September 22, 2012 2 comments

London – Friday 28th September – Paris – Saturday 29th September

JPU Records (Japan Underground Records) is to celebrate their physical release of the GazettE‘s blistering new album DIVISION in Europe by throwing launch parties in the cities of London and Paris.

The events, taking place at the Bloomsbury Lanes in London on Friday 28 September, and at Kawaii Cafe in Paris on Saturday 29th, will have copies of DIVISION available to purchase before the official Read more…

NEO Magazine Announces Photo & Cosplay Competition At MCM Expo

May 23, 2012 8 comments

Join NEO at MCM Expo London 25 – 27 May 2012

Win Anime Boxsets Every Day of the MCM Expo with NEO Magazine’s Photo Competition!

NEO Magazine will be holding a competition each day of the London MCM Expo Comic Con where a talented individual will win K-On! Complete and Naruto Shippuden Season 2 boxsets, courtesy of Read more…

HITT To Headline NEO Magazine And Japan Underground’s After Party

May 22, 2012 7 comments

Saturday 26 May from 8pm at Bloomsbury Lanes, London

Japanese piano rocker HITT will be making a special appearance in the UK on Saturday 26 May. The musician, whose fashion sense leads many to classify him as visual kei, will be performing live at the Japan Underground vs NEO After Party, taking place from 8pm at Bloomsbury Lanes in London.

Tickets for the show are set at £5 and can only be purchased on Read more…

NEO’s Profile Series Continues With Video Game & Anime Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi

May 16, 2012 13 comments

NEO magazine issue 98 on sale from 17th May 2012!

In the latest edition of NEO’s profile series, Diverse Japan’s creator and administrator, Spencer Lloyd Peet, focuses on video game and anime extraordinaire, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, best known for his involvement with the Resident Evil franchise. Other exciting features in issue 98 include:

THE UK’S ANIME, manga and Asian pop culture magazine is going super saiyan over the release of Dragon Ball Z this summer. Read more…

Cool “New” Look For NEO Magazine Website Ahead Of 100th Issue

April 10, 2012 8 comments

“Expect exclusive daily updates!” (NEO Magazine’s editor Gemma Cox)

The UK’s longest running publication of its kind, NEO Magazine, celebrates the redesign of its website this month as the journal approaches its 100th issue.

NEO Magazine first opened up the world of anime, manga, Asian film and eastern music and pop culture to the Read more…

Japan Underground Makes Broken Doll’s Latest Album ” Reach For The Sky” Available Worldwide

April 9, 2012 3 comments

Kawaii culture with pop-punk party beats!

HARAJUKU PARTY SQUAD Broken Doll release their brand new album “Reach for the Sky” on 11 April, and thanks to Japan Underground – the UK’s leading J-rock specialists – a limited number of copies will be available outside of Japan for the bargain price of £10.

Broken Doll combine Japan’s kawaii culture with pop-punk party beats, wrapping it up in bright colours and Read more…

Tokyo Rockers ASIDBLOW To Make UK Debut At The Pipeline London

March 14, 2012 2 comments

A mixture of Japanese and western rock!

ONE OF JAPAN’s newest guitar acts, ASIDBLOW, is pleased to announce that their first overseas show will take place in London on Saturday 24 March. With influences ranging from Mötley Crüe, Kurt Cobain and Japan’s own alternative music legend hide (X Japan, Zilch), ASIDBLOW hopes to impress a British audience with their mixture of Japanese and western rock styles.

In 2011 the band concentrated their activities on conquering Tokyo’s indie scene and finished the year with Read more…

They Will Rock You! Queen Tribute “Queer” First-Time Live UK Gig

January 24, 2012 6 comments

Tie your mother down and get ready, Freddie for an electrifying homage to arguably the greatest rock group of all time!

One of Japan’s hottest new Queen tributes prepares  for a set of explosive shows in London this February. Two very special Queen tribute nights will take place at the Pipeline in Liverpool Street London on Saturday 4 and Tuesday 7 February. Both nights will feature live sets from one of Queen’s premier Japanese tribute bands, Queer.

Entry is £5 with an advance ticket or Read more…