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Presenting Stereotone – Body Party

Those blessed enough to have impeccable musical prowess as well as the ability to absolutely cause it should never let their talents go to waste – if not for their own benefits then for us punters. Luckily Glasgow’s own Jonathan …

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Prince releases tribute song “Baltimore”

Despicable acts of police brutality and racially charged attacks have torn across America in the last two years. Although these brutal attacks have been widely publicized in media, mainly due to brave citizen journalists – the root issue is far …

Track Review: BILLIE IDLE – anarchy in the music scene

“Anarchy in the music scene! Nobody called for us, but here we are!” So begins the debut single from BILLIE IDLE, a group of four girls intent on causing a ruckus and shaking things up in the world of music, …

Album Review: CAPSULE – WAVE RUNNER

CAPSULE was formed at the end of 1997 just as Japan’s fever for Shibuya-kei (a short-lived pop music scene strongly influenced by British guitar-pop, bossa nova, space-age pop and jazz) was beginning to die down. In 2001, the duo eventually …

News: BiS is back? BiSH to debut in March

Watanabe “JxSxK” Junnosuke, former manager of “alternative idol” group BiS (Brand-new idol Society, a female idol group that had more in common with hardcore punk bands than typical all-singing-all-dancing girl troupes), announced today the formation of a new idol group. …

Album Review: 3776 – Love Letter

It’s never a good idea to begin publishing end-of-year lists before the year is actually out; inevitably, you’ll end up overlooking something fantastic, hidden away in the back end of December from the light of the recognition it deserves. But …

D’Angelo Announces New Album ‘Black Messiah’

It’s been over 14 years since D’Angelo’s 2000 triumph, Voodoo, but he and The Vanguard have announced its followup, Black Messiah. A short snippet from the album was posted online by D’Angelo’s manager and his latest album will premier this …

Track Review: Dan Deacon – “Feel the Lightning”

Dan Deacon is the individual who has made us make make dance-tunnels with our hands, designed apps for impromptu light shows at his gigs and toured the world in a vegetable oil-powered bus: settled, thus isn’t an adjective often used …

Track Review: Tentenko – Good bye, Good girl

Out of all of the former members of punk-rock idol group BiS (Brand-new idol Society), the most interesting from a musical standpoint was always Tentenko, who could talk eloquently and at length about everything from noise and hardcore punk to …

News: Hijokaidan and You’ll Melt More! to collaborate on new live album

In 2012, Japan’s most legendary harsh noise band Hijokaidan collaborated with the idol group BiS (Brand-new idol Society) to form BiS Kaidan, a project that initially shocked fans of both noise and idols for how incompatible the two worlds seemed. …

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