In Steven Kijak’s new rockumentary We Are X, devastating personal losses have created a glam-rock God and driven a band to superstardom.
For those of you who've had 'Ponponpon' lodged in their brain for the last five years because NO other pop song has come remotely close to dislodging it (the song's sticky sweetness is comparable to a particularly stubborn old lollipop found on your carpet) we bring you great news: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is coming back to London to play a headline show on July 8th at Koko.
Naturally, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Roundhouse gig ended with a confetti canon. Which is how I decree every gig should end from now on. Even Slayer.
The following artists represent the most gob-smacking, eye-wateringly insane and undeniably brilliant music I could find in my time in Japan. Some of these songs turned my tiny world upside down and I hope it reveals a little something about popular Japanese music today..