Japanese metallers BABYMETAL have just released a new, English version of their smash hit "Elevator Girl" and we're loving it here at Love is Pop HQ! Like the original version, it kicks some serious ass. ...Read more
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Here's a catchy and fun song for you all to get stuck in your heads, the silly "Umpah Umpah" from South Korea's red hot Red Velvet, one of today's top K-Pop acts and one that I've been a fan of for several years...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy A dance and rap duo formed by RiRi and Lulu, FEMM are mannequins who have emotions. They are new icons for TOKYO POP. They can’t talk but can sing, however, so each girl’s agent, “Honey-B” and “W-Trouble”, who look identical to FEMM, always speak for them and have participated...Read more
The debut album by S T F U, the collaborative project by Dean Garcia (SPC ECO, Curve) and Preston Maddox (Bloody Knives) is out today and is an electronic music gem that meshes trip-hop and classic ‘90’s electronica, resulting in a truly hypnotic delight. Read our recent interview with Dean here: http://www.loveispop.com/interviews/an-exclusive-interview-with-dean-garcia-of-spc-eco-s-t-f-u-and-m-a-d/ Buy the...Read more
J-POP SUMMIT TO SHOWCASE COLORFUL JAPANESE FASHION TRENDS AND EDGY APPAREL BRANDS AT THIS MONTH’S EXPLOSION OF POP CULTURE The San Francisco Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Celebrates “Harajuku” And “Kawaii” Fashion With Guests Of Honor And Unique Opportunities To Purchase Products From A Dynamic Array Of Fashion Brands San Francisco,...Read more
by Michael McCarthy, editor/publisher As I mentioned in my letter from the editor, my focus at this point is on interviews, something I think I’m much better at than writing reviews anyway. When I’m not doing interviews I’ll be hard at work writing books; being an author of fiction and non-fiction has always...Read more
FEMM stands for Far East Mention Mannequins and they're one of the most sensational J-Pop acts to debut during the past few years. Here we have their brand new single, "Neon Twilight," which is actually in English, so if you're one of our readers who can't stand...
I recently discovered the wonderful music of AJ Unity, a duo consisting of Naomi Suzuki and Philipp Moll, who make music that blends traditional Japanese instruments with shades of pop and new age. It’s very calming music, which I imagine you could meditate to. I’ve found it especially relaxing and perfect to listen...Read more
Chii is a member of the recently formed J-Pop girl group 4TE, which I've been very impressed by so far and I expect that I'll continue to be. To that end, I'm really, really hoping they'll release a full-length album soon. Their music is one of the best...
Youtube info: Published on Mar 31, 2015 「Pick Me Up」 Perfume × 伊勢丹 「Pick Me Up」コラボソング Perfume Double A-side Single 「Relax In The City / Pick Me Up」 2015.04.29 on sale 予約受付中！ http://www.universal-music.co.jp/perf… Perfume Official Website http://www.perfume-web.jp/...Read more
This is what happens when the reigning queen of Chinese pop meets the reigning queen of Japanese pop... One fabulous, punchy as hell, kick ass pop song, primed for the dance floor. If you really despise EDM then this one might turn you off, but we're...
review and interview by Michael McCarthy previously published on OtakuDX Before we get to our interview with J-Pop’s future stars 4TE, I wanted to present a review of their wonderful double A-side MORE / 一歩ずつ… 4TE — pronounced Forte/for-tay — is a red hot new Japanese pop group based out of the U.S....Read more