I can’t know with just the music! What’s the fascination with Perfume & BABYMETAL, two groups gaining attention all over the world!?

24.March.2016 | FEATURES / MUSIC

Japanese girl units are going global. Whether it’s their excellent singing ability and subtleness or the freshness that reflects in their dancing full with gimmicks, their fame and popularity are rife with those overseas. With unique sounding songs, high-level performances, and their very nature which you will come to support and love without thinking, these girls are gaining immense support from many fans. Let’s dig deeper into this mystery and find out more about it by looking at J-pop trio Perfume and metal idol band BABYMETAL.

 

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Masterful Performances: The Other Side of the Story
This year marks the 11th year since Perfume, a group demarcated from other Japanese girl units, made their major debut. 85,000 people mobilised to witness the girls’ 10-day concert in 2015 which was held to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

Perfume’s choreography is certainly stand-out and unique for its inclusion of robotic and mechanic dance routines. Their lyrics are catchy, so much so that they will stay in your head, and their techno-pop melodies are high-energy. These 3 factors are so skilfully synced together that they are limited to Perfume’s capabilities only as they continue to perform. Their live concerts see cutting-edge art employed for their screen displays as well as all colours being used for their sparkling lighting, a sure-fire artistic expression that leaves audiences taken aback.

We can say without doubt that Perfume are Japan’s representative female artist group.

They have at once escalated to the apex of the Japanese music scene after just 5 years since their debut. But it wasn’t an easy task.

They began as local idols in Hiroshima prefecture. Back then, they had a very different approach to how they are now and performed very typical popular idol songs. Later down the line they met famed producer Nakata Yasutaka in Tokyo where they established the group’s new concept “a near-future techno-pop unit” and made their major debut. They released huge hits including “Polyrhythm” and “love the world” successively, and with that constructed their ubiquitous image that “Japanese techno-pop = Perfume”.

The girls always express their gratitude to their supporting fans during their concerts and make deep bows many times over. They never forget how they started out as they continue to advance and progress with each passing day. It’s this very stance that moves their fans and why they continue to gain committed support.

 

New Album「COSMIC EXPLORER」to be released
Perfume will release their brand new album “COSMIC EXPLORER” on April 6th, making this their 6th original album in total and two years since the release of their previous album Level3. The album features the song “Next Stage with YOU”, which was used in a commercial to promote a Mercedes-Benz A-Class car, the same commercial where the girls appear as 3D animated characters that were designed by legendary illustrator Sadamoto Yoshiyuki, who is well-known for illustrating for the renowned anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. It also includes the track “STORY” which was used in their SXSW 2015 performance footage that won them the Interactive ACC Grandprix at the 55th ACC CM Festival in 2015, amongst a string of other songs. The album even contains songs written solely for this CD for a total of 14 tracks. This one disc will enable you to enjoy to your heart’s content Perfume’s world.

Release Date: April 6th, 2016
First Press Limited Edition A (CD+CD+Blu-ray) ¥4,644
First Press Limited Edition B (CD+CD+DVD) ¥4,212
Regular Edition (CD) ¥3,240

 

Tracklisting

1. Navigate
2. Cosmic Explorer
3. Miracle Worker
4. Next Stage with YOU
5. STORY
6. FLASH (Album-mix)
7. Sweet Refrain (Album-mix)
8. Baby Face
9. TOKIMEKI LIGHTS (Album-mix)
10. STAR TRAIN (Album-mix)
11. Relax In The City
12. Pick Me Up
13. Cling Cling (Album-mix)
14. Hold Your Hand
※(Album-mix) = versions of the songs arranged specifically for this album.

Tour Information
Perfume 6th Tour 2016 「COSMIC EXPLORER」

 

May 3rd-4th, 2016    Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena (Miyagi)

May 21st-22nd, 2016          Fukuoka Ecopa Arena (Fukuoka)

May 22nd, 2016                Fukuoka Ecopa Arena (Fukuoka)

May 28th-29th, 2016          Sun Dome Fukui (Fukui)

June 4th-5th, 2016           Asty Tokushima (Tokushima)

June 16th, 18th-19th, 2016 Makuhari Messe (Chiba)

June 25th-26th, 2016    Wakayama Big Whale (Wakayama)

July 2nd-3rd, 2016      Hokkaido Kitayell (Hokkaido)

 

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Idols Singing a New Kind of Heavy Metal
BABYMETAL – priding themselves as “A fusion of idol and metal” and “The birth of a new kind of metal” – continue their inevitable advance. They pioneer a new style of heavy metal with their dual-wielding weapons of cuteness and vehement. More so than in Japan, reactions have mostly come from overseas, having gained a huge following in the UK, Canada and America.

Where lies the girls’ musical charm?

BABYMETAL’s lyrics are full of radical and aggressive messages about politics and society, and this is combined with a heavy sound and high-speed tempo and rhythm that reverberates throughout your body, as well as original and striking hairstyles and outfits. There are of course many artists who hold that kind of image in heavy metal.

However, BABYMETAL are a little different.

BABYMETAL fuse their style with the idol genre and not only have cute lyrics, but also dress in red and black gothic fashion. They adopt fast-paced dancing and have cute screams in their music. With a plentiful amount of new elements, the girls display an image of idols-gone-heavy-metal. What lies in their overseas fans’ eyes and what separates them from the rest might be their show of musical innovation.

I don’t think we need to mention SU-METAL’s superior singing capabilities or the incredible level of skill given by group’s support band during their live performances. With music you only have to listen to and enjoyable performances you only have to go and see in order to witness how amazing they are, the BABYMETAL frenzy continues.

 

 

Making History!! Japan Nationwide Live Broadcast of London Performance
BABYMETAL will be performing live at London THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY on Saturday April 2nd (Japan time: Sunday April 3rd) for their tour “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016 kicks off at THE SSE ARENA WEMBLEY!!”. The concert is to be broadcast live at the following Zepp Halls: Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Namba, and Fukuoka. Music and idol fans can now enjoy the girls’ enthusiastic performance nationwide.

Live Viewing Information
Sunday April 3rd, 2016 AM 2:00 OPEN / AM 4:30 START
¥4,200 (tax included/designated number assigned/standing)
※An additional ¥500 drink charge is required upon entering the venues.
Zepp Sapporo
Zepp Diver City(TOKYO)
Zepp Tokyo
Zepp Nagoya
Zepp Namba(OSAKA)
Zepp Fukuoka
※To be held nationwide across 6 venues.

 

Text: Yoshida Kenji (SHUTTER)

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    ・Aimyon

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    ▶︎AIMYON 2019 LIVE in SHANGHAI

    Date: July 13, 2019

    Venue: 世博中心—紅庁, Shanghai 2019

    Japan Enquiries: http://www.accessbright.com/aimyon/

    AIMYON Official Website: http://www.aimyong.net/

     

    ・OKAMOTO’S 

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    ▶︎OKAMOTO’S “BOY” CHINA TOUR 2019
    2019/7/19 @ Beijing MAO Live House, Beijing
    2019/7/21 @ Shanghai MAO Live House, Shangai

    Tickets: https://www.showstart.com/event/list?type=1&tag=22685

    OKAMOTO’S Official Website: https://www.okamotos.net

     

     

    ・MY FIRST STORY

    Since debuting in 2012, Japanese rock band MY FIRST STORY have performed at some of Japan’s biggest music festivals and have also collaborated with foreign musicians. Their lyrics are fluent English which have racked them up some real attention outside Japan. This will mark their first headline show in mainland China.

     

    ▶︎MY FIRST STORY TOUR 2019 IN SHANGHAI

    2019/7/27 @ Jing’an Sports Center, Shanghai

    MY FIRST STORY Official Website: http://www.myfirststory.net

     

    ・Yuzu

    Yuzu’s popularity trickles down all generations having performed the song Muscat for the anime series Crayon Shin-chan. The duo have their eyes set on two days at Legacy MAX in Taipei on September 28 and 29. The musicians performed at the 30th Golden Melody Awards, which is nicknamed the “Taiwanese Grammy Awards,” on June 29 and hail as the only Japanese artists to do so.

     

    Related Article: Yuzu Joined By Crayon Shin-chan On Stage to Sing New Song ‘Muscat’

     

    ▶︎YUZU ASIA LIVE 2019 YUZUNOMI

    2019/9/28 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei

    2019/9/29 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei

    Tickets: https://ticket.ibon.com.tw/Web/ActivityInfo/Details/36025

    YUZU Official Website: http://yuzu-official.com

     

    MAN WITH A MISSION

    MAN WITH A MISSION recently announced their US headline tour. They joined Jimmy Eat World and Stone Sour on tour back in fall 2017, but which is their first North American solo tour in five years. Full details can be found over on their official website.

     

    Related Article: MAN WITH A MISSION To Embark on First North American Solo Tour in 5 Years

     

    ▶︎MAN WITH A MISSION presents Chasing the Horizon World Tour 2018/2019 -North American Tour-

    2019/9/6 @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

    2019/9/8 @ The Regent Theater, Los Angeles

    2019/9/10 @ Canton Hall, Dallas

    2019/9/16 @ Gramercy Theatre, New York

    MAN WITH A MISSION Official Website: https://www.mwamjapan.info/

     

    ・BABYMETAL

    BABYMETAL will released their new album METAL GALAXY this year on October 11 and follow it up with their GALAXY WORLD TOUR where they will hit up Europe, US and Russia. BABYMETAL’s unmatched force continues to be felt across the globe.

     

    Related Article: BABYMETAL Announce New Album ‘METAL GALAXY’ & World Tour

     

    ▶︎BABYMETAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR

    *For full dates, please check the band’s official website below.

    BABYMETAL Official Website: http://www.babymetal.com

     

    ・SKY-HI

    SKY-HI will release his second collaborative album with SALU entitled Say Hello to My Minions 2 on September 4 which will be promoted with the “Say Goodbye to the System” Asia tour. SKY-HI has performed in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Shanghai, Taiwan and Hong Kong in the past. Be sure to keep up to date with his tour schedule via his official website.

     

    ▶︎Say Goodbye to the System -ASIA TOUR-

    2019/9/29 @ Seoul (Venue TBA)

    2019/10/1 @ Hong Kong (Venue TBA)

    2019/10/4 @ Taipei (Venue TBA)

    SKY-HI Official Website: https://avex.jp/skyhi/

     

    If you love Japanese music and an artist you like is heading to a city near you, be sure to show them love and support by getting your hands on a ticket!

  • BABYMETAL Release Music Video For ‘PA PA YA!! (feat. F.HERO)’

    02.July.2019 | MUSIC

    BABYMETAL just dropped a music video for their new song PA PA YA!! (feat. F.HERO) featuring live footage of the track played for the first time at Yokohama Arena for their concert “BABYMETAL AWAKENS – THE SUN ALSO RISES -“.

    Acclaimed Thai rapper F.HERO appeared as a surprise guest for the live performance. Fans swung their towels in the air to the catchy rhythm of the summer metal song.

    BABYMETAL performed two huge shows at Yokohama Arena on June 28 and 29 and immediately headed to Glastonbury in the UK on June 30 for a hugely successful performance. They performed on the same stage as Bring Me The Horizon, Billie Eilish and other big names.

    Tonight, they performed at O2 Brixton Academy in London, the first time they have played the venue since 2015. They will next head to Port Messe Nagoya for two shows on June 6 and 7 titled “BABYMETAL ARISES – BEYOND THE MOON – LEGEND – M -“.

    BABYMETAL will release their third studio album METAL GALAXY worldwide on October 11. They will support it with a world tour where they will hit Japan, Europe and the US. The tour will include their first US arena show at The Forum in Los Angeles.

     

    Photos by Tina Korhonen, (C) Amuse Inc. 
  • BABYMETAL performed their first shows of 2019 at Yokohama Arena on June 28 and 29 for their concert “BABYMETAL AWAKENS – THE SUN ALSO RISES -“.

    At the end of the first night, BABYMETAL unveiled that their third studio album is titled METAL GALAXY and will release on October 11. They also announced that they will head on a world tour from with dates in Japan, Europe, US and Russia. It will begin in early September and run into March 2020.

    Su-Metal and Moametal were greeted to riotous applause as they stepped onto the illuminated stage, outfits glistening, on the first night at Yokohama Arena. Three dancers then appeared, one of which was singled out to lead out the Kami Band.

    During the show, F.HERO joined BABYMETAL on stage to perform their new song PA PA YA!! for the first time, a track which features the popular Thai rapper. The one-and-a-half-hour spread out a set list of 14 songs with songs taken from BABYMETAL’s forthcoming album  METAL GALAXY.

    METAL GALAXY will be the first album from BABYMETAL in three-and-a-half years and the first to not feature former member Yuimetal. As the title suggests, its theme centres around journeying through the metal galaxy.

     

    After their second Yokohama Arena show, BABYMETAL headed straight to the UK to perform at Glastonbury on June 30. Catch them on their upcoming world tour – details below.

     

    Photos by Tsukasa Miyoshi (Showcase)

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