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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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NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST ready to take on Europe!

For fans of NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST, this tour couldn’t come any sooner! Many die hard fans have been waiting years to see their heroes perform live and their first European tour kicked off in London, last week at The Underworld! KAKKOII CLUB spoke to the band about touring Europe for the first time, pre-show rituals and more! H= Hiro C=Cazqui D=Daichi M=Masa N=Natsu Which three words would you choose to describe ‘Zetes’? H: “Strong, Power, Destroy.” N: “The strongest, fastest, most passionate.” C: “Emotional, Brutal, Extreme.” D: “Loud, Silence, Extreme.” M: “Extreme, emotional, strong.” What excites you the most about touring Europe for the first time?...

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Esprit D’Air on their reunion, writing new material and more!

For fans of Esprit D’Air, 2016 is shaping up to being a memorable and exciting year! Not only have the band recently announced their reunion, three live dates have since been published and fans can’t wait to see their heroes live again in the near future! KAKKOII CLUB caught up with band members Kai & Ellis to discuss their plans for the upcoming year, penning new material & their admiration for their worldwide fans! Esprit D’Air reformed earlier this year to perform at a fundraiser for the Fukushima orphans, did this spark talks of a reunion after the fantastic comments you...

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Broken Doll: Fashion & Pop-Punk collide!

2016 is a special year for Broken Doll as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary after forming in Tokyo, back in 2006! The Kawaii Pop-Punk group are ready to perform at the HYPER JAPAN Festival this July but this won’t be the first time Broken Doll have performed at the UK’s largest event dedicated to Japanese culture! KAKKOII CLUB spoke to brand owner and leader of Broken Doll: Kensuke! ‘I miss you’ has been viewed over 23,500 times since it was uploaded in 2014! Broken Doll first performed at the HYPER JAPAN Festival in 2014. What are your memories from the event? Kensuke: It...

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