Synk;yet Release their 1st MV collection [dimension of vision] on 25th June 2014

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Synk;yet’s first music video collection, featuring their best-known
songs! Includes two previously announced music videos, three that are
no longer available elsewhere for purchase, and two brand new
unannounced works, for a total of seven music videos!

Line-up :
Vocal: Liki
Guitar: Yuiha
Guitar&Piano: Rino
Bass: Shiori
Drums: Kouji

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DVD
1. [Re]:birth
2. Cross of sin
3. Fake out
4. Sacred Symphony
5. Yumebitotachi no senritsu
6. midNight masquerade
7. blessing rain

May 12, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
June 25, 2014: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWSY-5
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 4,320yen (tax in)
Limit 1000 copies

Live schedule:
May 12, 2014 Ikebukuro Cyber (free oneman live show)

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Misaruka Release Their 1st MV Collection [-Animus-] on 7th May 2014

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The release of a DVD containing all 9 music videos Misaruka has filmed between 2011 and 2013 is confirmed! It will include videos that were previously difficult to find, such as those released along with first edition CDs and those only distributed at live venues, all expressing the high quality world view of Misaruka! You don’t want to miss it!

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DVD
01. -Sin-
02. -Jester-
03. -Prince-
04. -Rosary-
05. -Juliet-
06. -Jailer of Justice-
07. -Kanon-
08. -My Dear Rose-
09. -Rasen-

April 4, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
May 7, 2014: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWMR-9
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 4,320 (tax in)
Limit 1000 copies

Live Schedule :
April 04 Ikebukuro CYBER
April 10 Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT
April 11 Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE!
April 22 Ikebukuro EDGE
April 25 Ikebukuro CYBER
May 04 Ikebukuro Black Hole
May 06 Jishuban Club (in store event)
May 10 Ikebukuro CYBER
May 22 Nagoya MUSIC FARM
May 23 Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE!(guest)
May 30 Ikebukuro CYBER
June 16 TSUTAYA O-WEST (Starwave Fest)
June 28 Ikebukuro CYBER (guest)

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UPLIFT SPICE on Tour!

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After their successful tour in Europe in 2011, UPLIFT SPICE kept busy. In between two live shows, they worked on their new album “ØØØ” released in Japan last November.
Not yet available in Europe, you will still be able to discover this new album live during UPLIFT SPICE upcoming European Tour, from May the 18h to June the 2nd !

UPLIFT SPICE will play at The Underworld (London) on June the 2nd (Monday) – opening act : Of Fire and Fate.

Shonen Knife New Album “Overdrive” & New Tour for 2014

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All female Japanese cult trio Shonen Knife hit the road again to tour the UK & Ireland this May, to coincide with a forthcoming new album to be released on Damnably Records.

Formed in Osaka almost 33 years ago, the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. Championed by Nirvana, Sonic Youth and hailed as a favourite by the crème-de-la-crème of Alternative Rock, Shonen Knife remain one of the most influential and beloved of Japanese rock exports.
Following an extensive tour of Europe in 2013, the band are returning for 15 dates across the UK and Ireland this May before heading to Europe, to promote the release of their 20th album, Overdrive, out 14th April on Damnably Records.
Live, they are a tight with machine-precision, punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, all coated with their own distinctively quirky and life-affirming charm. As they fast approach their 1,000th gig, Shonen Knife’s joy and invention shows no sign of fading. As Naoko says, “Let’s Rock!”

 

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Calmando Qual Release Mini-album [Zetsubou no Gosenfu] on 23rd April 2014

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“Despair and hope,” “dreams and reality,” “death and rebirth”…

The harmony of melody and soul dancing on the stage of contradiction.
This dark fantasy creation by Calmando Qual, their newest work, also
marks a return to the band’s musical origins.

Line-up:
Vocal: Hibiki
Guitar: Tak
Drums: MAYA
Support Bass: TILL

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Tracklist
1. -PsychO-
2. Zessho
3. Nuritsubusareta Elegy
4. Gareki no Yume
5. DEATH SONG
6. Kurai
7. -PrayeR-

DVD
01. Nuritsubusareta Elegy (MV)

March 7, 2014: available for pre-sale at live venues
April 23, 2014: on sale in stores
Disc number: SWCQ-6
Label: Starwave Records
Distribution: FWD Inc.
Price: 2,700 (tax in)
Includes: 8 page booklets, CD+DVD
Limit 1000 copies

Live schedule:
March 7 Imaike Club 3Star
March 8 Shinsaibashi Club ALIVE!
March 13 Sendai Macana
March 16 Ikebukuro EDGE
April 1 Ikebukuro Chop
April 5 Takadanobaba AREA
April 25 Ikebukuro CYBER
April 26 Closet Child Harajyuku (in-store-event)
June 6 Takadanobaba AREA
June 16 TSUTAYA O-WEST

 

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