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HIZAKI’S riffs soar at HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market!

Christmas arrived early at Tobacco Dock, with the presence of a Visual Kei legend: HIZAKI at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market! With over 20 years experience in the Visual Kei scene and with his adoring fans all screaming out his name before he even took to the stage, HIZAKI’s set was to be a memorable event for all those in attendance over the weekend. HIZAKI took time to address his fans in between songs and played a jaw dropping, riff flying set which had to be experienced live to appreciate HIZAKI’s incredible guitar skills! If this was the first time...

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The Tomboys break new ground at HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market!

The live acts throughout this November’s HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market have all been exceptional but one name that was on everyone’s lips over the weekend was the incredible sounds (and smiles) from The Tomboys! There’s so many reasons why The Tomboys stole the show and the hearts of the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market audience over the weekends event; high levels of energy, catchy choruses and radiant smiles from bassist GG Wakana all combined with a Rock N’ Roll / Punk edge that you couldn’t resist! Post their incredible set, KAKKOII CLUB spoke to the quartet to delve a little deeper into...

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KEMURI discuss ‘Ska Bravo’, PMA & more!

Just over a month ago, Ska band KEMURI joined an epic line-up on the ‘Fuelling The Fire Tour’ consisting of Ska legends Less Than Jake, The Skints & Mariachi El Bronx! If you were one of the lucky members of the audience to catch KEMURI on the opening four nights of the tour, you would have witnessed first hand their super charged energy and good fun vibes! KEMURI gained a whole load of new fans eager for the group to return asap! In the meantime, check out our interview with vocalist Fumio Ito! Q. If you could cover any song in...

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Budo Grape discuss their upcoming UK tour, ‘New Wave’ influences & more!

‘New Wave’ inspired Budo Grape return to the UK next month and after a three year wait, the Nagoya based quintet can’t wait to perform on British soil again! If you’re a veteran of the band or just want to dig a little deeper into the artistic world of Budo Grape, then look no further! You last performed in the UK in 2013. What new things can UK fans expect when they see you in November?  Nagai Grape: “I would want to have live tours every month in the UK! But it’s been three years since the last time, so my energy is...

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SCANDAL discuss British culture, tour necessities & more!

2016 is shaping up to be a very exciting and memorable year for SCANDAL! During the groups special ’10th Anniversary Festival’ (featuring a whopping setlist of 27 tracks!) held at Izumi Otsu Phoenix, OSAKA, the foursome announced a new ‘best of’ album is planned for early next year with an extensive tour of Japan! With every photo shared on Twitter and Instagram from SCANDAL’s ’10th Anniversary Festival’, the fans (me included) are counting down the days until we can welcome SCANDAL back to Europe in September! Last year, SCANDAL SOLD OUT London’s O2 Islington Academy and their second European Tour in...

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