After some months of drooling over the MySpace profile pics of these stunning humans slathered in tar, feathers, noodles, paper and polka dots, I finally got to see them up close and personal in the basement of an old hospital abandoned and virtually untouched, complete with freaky Kraftwerk-esque bakelite medical equipment from the early 80s.
I may be marking myself out as a bit of a nerd here, but I have a guilty pleasure in listening to the poppiest of pop music from the Far East, particularly Japan and South Korea. Perfume, an all-girl trio are my favourite group and they make ridiculously super produced electro pop music.
Legendary in the Japanese music scene of the 70s, the folk-rock band Happy End was virtually unknown (and probably still is) to the Western world until Sofia Coppola included their hit, Kaze wo atsumete, in Lost in Translation. The childlike simplicity of the tune is addicting, especially when played by two anonymous Japanese men with […]
Layla Lane are one of my favorite new Japanese pop bands. Perhapds they are better described as international pop, since they are a Japanese/Western duo. There’s a happy, bounciness to their music that always makes me smile. The above video is directed by up-and-coming Japanese director, Ken Ochia.