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NO CARS: “This time, I wrote tunes for my satisfaction.”

Like me, you may have witnessed NO CARS live set for the first time, opening for THE TOMBOYS at the Zigfrid von Underbelly (Hoxton) in 2017. NO CARS are back but it’s only for a short time. ‘WELCOME TO YOKO’S HOT SPRING’ will be the bands last album as some of the band members are moving back to Japan. NO CARS will be celebrating the release of ‘WELCOME TO YOKO’S HOT SPRING’ with a live gig on Friday 11th May at the Zigfrid von Underbelly and tickets are only £5! Before we wish the band all the best on their next musical adventures, NO CARS discuss...

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LOVEBITES: Power Metal quintet shine at Hyper Japan Christmas!

RAISE YOUR HORNS FOR LOVEBITES! With this being the groups first live performance outside of Japan, LOVEBITES couldn’t have asked for a warmer reception from the crowd at this years Hyper Japan Christmas! Fans had the chance to not only witness their earth shattering stage presence once but twice over the weekend with a further live performance at The Underworld, Camden with FEMM a few days later! An explosive performance of epic proportions kept the crowds energy levels high at Hyper Japan Christmas while Midori & Mi-Ya’s twin guitar riffs soared, enriching the classic sounds of Power Metal while combining...

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MUTANT MONSTER: HYPER JAPAN CHRISTMAS 2017

MM’S TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE UK! A little over a year ago, the UK welcomed MUTANT MONSTER and I had the pleasure of taking the trio on a tour around Camden Market (and also losing them in the local Dr. Martens store for a good 45mins!) It’s safe to say nobody wanted that tour to end, including MM, so when Hyper Japan Christmas’s first musical announcement was our beloved Punk trio, the fans couldn’t wait for November to roll around again! I caught up with the band, post performance on the Saturday of the event to discover what MEANA’s worst Christmas...

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She, in the haze: “We try to create more than just sound.”

She, in the haze formed in 2010 and with a musical style reminiscent of early Placebo, this is one trio that requires your attention! If you enjoyed the live performances from THE SIXTH LIE at the HYPER JAPAN Festival earlier this year, She, in the haze could be your new favourite band! Join us as we delve into the trio’s first EP ‘Paranoid’, vocalist Yu-ki’s melancholic vocals and how movie soundtracks have influenced their sound. She, in the haze are: Yu-ki Vocals & guitar, Akihiro Drums, An Keyboards. Q. Please describe the origins of She, in the haze. A. We...

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BRIDEAR discuss dream collaborations, X JAPAN and returning to Europe!

ARE YOU READY TO GO?? BRIDEAR return to the UK & Europe with ‘The Silver Lining Tour’ this September / October! The quintet from Fukuoka are ready to rock your world again and for those witnessing BRIDEAR for the first time, you won’t be disappointed with their explosive live performance! While we wait for BRIDEAR’s imminent arrival, discover more about their musical icons, dream collaborations and freezing cold video shoots! Q. Which countries are you most excited to visit on your upcoming tour?   KIMI: I’m excited to go to UK because it is (London) the home town of David...

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