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podcast ICFJ #037 – Marty Friedman, sasakure.UK ft Hatsune Miku, Bakubaku Dokin and more

by Daniel Robson on June 30th, 2014

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ICFJ#037′s playlist includes Bakubaku Dokin (Bikkuri), sasakure.UK ft Hatsune Miku (*Hello, Planet.), Opera Aoi (Untitled), Roth Bart Baron (Hyougaki #1 (The Ice Age)), Bugy Craxone (Nantonaku Be Happy), Marty Friedman (Inferno), Akasick (Shuuden) and 385 (Mienai Uchuu), plus interviews with ex-Megadeth guitrist and J-pop musician Marty Friedman and Vocaloid artist sasakure.UK, and a round-up from The Vocaloid M@ster at Niconico Choukaigi. All that and Daniel and Asuka chatting lots and lots and lots. (Too much?)

Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, write us a message on our iTunes page and let us know what you think! All tracks used with permission. ©2014 It Came From Japan

PLAYLIST
Bakubaku Dokin – Bikkuri (Amazon UK / CD Japan)
Interview with sasakure.UK
sasakure.UK ft Hatsune Miku – *Hello, Planet. (Amazon UK / CD Japan)
Opera Aoi – Untitled
Roth Bart Baron – Hyougaki #1 (The Ice Age) (Amazon UK / CD Japan)
Bugy Craxone – Nantonaku Be Happy (Amazon UK / CD Japan)
Interview with Marty Friedman
Marty Friedman – Inferno (Amazon UK / CD Japan)
Akasick – Shuuden (Amazon UK / CD Japan)
385 – Mienai Uchuu

This episode is supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. Thanks!

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ICFJ #037 – Marty Friedman, sasakure.UK ft Hatsune Miku, Bakubaku Dokin and more

podcast by Daniel Robson on June 30th, 2014

ICFJ#037′s playlist includes Bakubaku Dokin (Bikkuri), sasakure.UK ft Hatsune Miku (*Hello, Planet.), Opera Aoi (Untitled), Roth Bart Baron (Hyougaki #1 (The Ice Age)), Bugy Craxone (Nantonaku Be Happy), Marty Friedman (Inferno), Akasick (Shuuden) and 385 (Mienai Uchuu), plus interviews with ex-Megadeth guitrist and J-pop musician Marty Friedman and Vocaloid artist sasakure.UK, and a round-up from The Vocaloid M@ster […]

ICFJ #036 – Japan Rising round-up, Buffalo Daughter, Charisma.com, Phenotas and more

podcast by Daniel Robson on June 4th, 2014

ICFJ#036′s playlist includes Charisma.com (Iina Dzuke Blue), TarO&JirO (Silent Siren), Phenotas (Sushi De Sushi), Mayu Wakisaka (Bunny), Suiyoubi No Campanella (Mothra), Buffalo Daughter (Cyclic), Sukippara Ni Sake (Karasu) and The Cold Tommy (Parachute), plus a round-up from Japan Rising at The Great Escape Festival featuring Buffalo Daughter, Mayu Wakisaka and TarO&JirO. All that and the […]

Extra Brighton show for Buffalo Daughter, Mayu Wakisaka and TarO&JirO!

news by Daniel Robson on April 22nd, 2014

So you’re all set for Japan Rising on 10 May at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, right? Better make a weekend of it: We can now announce a warm-up show on 8 May called Japan Rising Preview! JAPAN RISING PREVIEW at The Great Escape The Hope, 8 May (Thurs) Daytime show (12-4pm) Entry with festival […]

ICFJ #035 – Buffalo Daughter, Sayuri Ishikawa x Sheena Ringo, Shonen Knife, and more

podcast by Daniel Robson on April 21st, 2014

ICFJ#035′s playlist includes Sayuri Ishikawa x Sheena Ringo (Anya no Shinjudate), Mamadrive (Onna No Ana), Loves (Brain Washer), Buffalo Daughter (Volcanic Girl), Hajime Tachibana (font), Pinky Doodle Poodle (Cosmic Candy), Unlimits (Lilly), Kinoko Teikoku (Umi To Hanataba) and Shonen Knife (Jet Shot), plus an interview with suGar from Buffalo Daughter, more info on Japan Rising at The Great […]

Japan Rising at The Great Escape!

2014 UK tour news by Daniel Robson on March 28th, 2014

Here’s the big news we’ve been teasing for a couple of months. It Came From Japan is involved in putting on an official Japan showcase stage at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, England, in May! JAPAN RISING will be held on 10 May 2014 at the Queens Hotel in Brighton, 12-4pm. We’ll have free sushi for everyone, and […]

ICFJ #034 – BIG NEWS, TarO&JirO, Mayu Wakisaka, FACT, Uhnellys and more

podcast by Daniel Robson on March 28th, 2014

ICFJ#034′s playlist includes Uhnellys (Doors), Molice (Rainbow), FACT (Disclosure), Taro&Jiro (Once In A While), The Cold Tommy (Passcode), The Kanmuri (Kaettekita Heavy Metal), Mayu Wakisaka (24 Hours), Mikinorme (Sokubaku) and Tomoyuki Nagasawa (Supermarket Blues), plus BIG NEWS about UK shows, and interviews with TarO&JirO, Mayu Wakisaka and a pair of J-pop ambassadors. Plus chat and […]

ICFJ #033 – Japan Nite special – Vampillia, Jungles (Red Bacteria Vacuum), Hatsune Miku, Tsushimamire and more

podcast by Daniel Robson on February 25th, 2014

ICFJ#033′s playlist includes Lillies And Remains (This City), Zarigani$ (Johnny), Baal (Chikushoudou -Brush Aside Your Way-), Vampillia ft. Noriko Tujiko (Endless Summer), Deco*27 x Sasakure.UK ft. Hatsune Miku (Aozora Harusaito), Tsushimamire (Speedy Wonder), Owarikara (Saihate Song), Jungles (Rock’N’Roll Party), Peelander Z (Alphabet) and Silent Siren (Are You Ready?), plus a special on SXSW and the […]

ICFJ #032 – Cibo Matto, Soda!, Coba-U, Unlimits and more

podcast by Daniel Robson on January 29th, 2014

ICFJ#032′s playlist includes Unlimits (Eternal), SODA! (Heart Ni), TarO & JirO (Silent Siren), Cibo Matto (Hotel Valentine), Etsuyo Elle Emerald (Follow me), Nakanoise Band (Sorekara) and Coba U (Happy Song), plus interviews with Miho Hatori and Yuka C Honda from Cibo Matto. Also! Daniel and Asuka waffle as usual – and will Asuka actually get […]

ICFJ #031 – Tokyo Boot Up, Noodles, Shonen Knife, Electric Eel Shock, Dempagumi.inc and more

podcast by Daniel Robson on December 18th, 2013

ICFJ#031′s playlist includes Hamada Maron (Taikutsuna Yoru Wa Boogie Wo), Lighter190E (Pandora), Suzu (Usotsuki), Yuuno (Galileo), Electric Eel Shock (MMMBop), SpecialThanks (Getting On), Fuyuu Suru Neko (Daruke), Dempagumi.inc (Vandalism) and Shonen Knife (Sweet Christmas), plus a report from Tokyo Boot Up festival including interviews with Noodles, Bugy Craxone, Josy, Lighter190E, Fuyuu Suru Neko and Yuuno. […]

ICFJ #030 – Shishido Kavka, Charan Po Rantan, Okamoto’s, Dempagumi.inc and more

podcast by Daniel Robson on November 6th, 2013

ICFJ#030′s playlist includes tamamix (Kouhii-fu No Uta ~ Coffee Blues), Charan Po Rantan (Nande Nande), Mayu Wakisaka (Fall), The Man (Gabba Gabba Hey), Dempagumi.inc (Denden Passion), Shishido Kavka (Muteki No Rock Star), Makimiki (Tairyou Taikomi) and Tokyo Pinsalocks (Cinderella Time Up), plus a report from Tokyo International Music Market including interviews with Shishido Kavka, Charan […]

ICFJ #029 – Budo Grape, Melt-Banana, Knotlamp, Josy and more

podcast by Daniel Robson on October 5th, 2013

ICFJ#029′s playlist includes Melt-Banana (The Hive), Josy (Vanity), Knotlamp (Ashe’s Children), Budo Grape (Sutten Kororin), Tricot (Pool), Zoobombs (Highway A Go Go), miu mau (monochrome), The Ands (Another Phase), Fudanjuku (Dansou Revolution) and an interview with Budo Grape. Also! Win a mystery prize, and the usual nonsense banter between Daniel and Asuka. Find band links […]

More Budo Grape UK dates!

2013 UK tour news by Daniel Robson on September 6th, 2013

Budo Grape have added extra UK dates for November! As previously announced, Neo-Nagoya new-wave rock band Budo Grape will perform at the Doki Doki Japanese pop-culture festival in Manchester on 9 November. Extra dates have now been added in Brighton on 8 Nov and London on 10 November, so you can get a taste of […]

ICFJ #028 – Summer Sonic festival, Amiaya, Shishido Kavka, Crossfaith and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on September 5th, 2013

ICFJ#028′s playlist includes Mamadrive (Kuruizaki), A Flood Of Circle (Rock’n’Roll Band), Chirinuru Wowaka (Iromeki), Un Amin (Giant Panda Ni Notte Mitai), Rhyme Berry (SUPERMCZTOKYO), Puffyshoes (Don’t Wake Me Up), Amiaya (Star Line), Shishido Kavka (Love Koriida), Gabriella (Just The Way You Are), Crossfaith (Eclipse) and Puffyshoes (Goodbye To You), plus a report from Summer Sonic […]

ICFJ #027 – Fuji Rock, Tokumaru Shugo, Bo Ningen, Muddy Apes, Ryukyudisko and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on August 7th, 2013

ICFJ#027′s playlist includes Noodles (Macy’s Day Parade), Bo Ningen (Henkan), Ryukyudisko (Super Uchina Land), capsule (Rainbow), Muddy Apes (New Sunday), Lite (Echolocation), Oboreta Ebi No Kenshihoukokusho (Washa Washa!! Ggyagyagyagya!!!), Tokumaru Shugo (Poker) and Neko Punch (Go Baby!) plus a report from Fuji Rock Festival 2013 including interviews with Tokumaru Shugo, Bo Ningen, Muddy Apes, Ryukyudisko and Lite, […]

ICFJ #026 – Perfume in London, Orange Range, Towa Tei feat. Shiina Ringo, Buffalo Daughter and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on July 13th, 2013

ICFJ#026′s playlist includes Buffalo Daughter feat. Keigo Oyamada (Great Five Lakes 20th), Charisma.com (Hate), Jovo (Wiikii Wourii), Passepied (On The Air), Satomi Takasugi (Hitomi Wo Tojite), Towa Tei feat. Shiina Ringo (Apple), Orange Range (Special Summer Sale) and Mix Market (Ready Go) plus a report from Perfume’s debut London concert including a chat with the fans […]

ICFJ #025 – Charan Po Rantan, Delofamilia, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Tommy February6 and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on June 12th, 2013

ICFJ#025′s playlist includes Tommy February6 (Spacey Cowgirl), Tsushimamire (Hajimari No Uta), Urbangarde (Tokai No Alice), Charan Po Rantan (Circus Circus), Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Mi), Delofamilia (In A Zoo), Ender (My History Comes Around) and Illion (Beehive) plus interviews with Charan Po Rantan and Delofamilia, the chance to win a One Piece DVD set, a report from […]

ICFJ #024 – Bugy Craxone, Etsuko Yakushimaru, Parakeet, Tricot and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on May 15th, 2013

ICFJ#024′s playlist includes Mustang Jerx (Namida No Choo Choo Train), Etsuko Yakushimaru (Venus To Jesus), Hearsays (The Blind), Naomi & Goro (Strength Of Your Nature), Coba-U (Smile), Bugy Craxone (Ikagen Na Blue), Parakeet (Hiccups) and Tricot (99.974°C) plus an interview with Yukiko Suzuki from Bugy Craxone, the chance to win a One Piece DVD set and […]

Budo Grape play at Doki Doki festival 2013!

2013 UK tour news by Daniel Robson on April 29th, 2013

It Came From Japan is thrilled to announce that Budo Grape, Japan’s fruitiest new-wave rock band, will return to the UK this autumn! Budo Grape will play live on 9 November at the Doki Doki festival, which will be held at Manchester’s Sugden Sports Centre. The 2011 edition of the festival drew 1,600 fans of Japanese pop […]

ICFJ #023 – HeavensDust, HiGE, Fuyumi Abe,The Vibrators and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on April 17th, 2013

ICFJ#023′s playlist includes Zarigani$ (Shall we dance!?), Haruka To Miyuki (Newton No Ringo), Fuyumi Abe (i love rock and roll), The Vibrators ft. Nabana Tomomi from Detroit7 (Turn Up The Heat), HiGE (Totemo Yukaina Theodore No Sekai), HeavensDust (Annihilation), T.C.L (Dis The Power), Umiuma (Niji Ga Kakaru) and Day And Buffalo (Bye Bye Daddy), plus […]

ICFJ#022 – Toquiwa, The Wedding Present, Nihongaku Radio, Hotel Mexico, Passepied and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on March 21st, 2013

ICFJ#022′s playlist includes Passepied (Fever), Sawas Phool (Karma Wave), Damage (ID Check), Toquiwa (Kennedy), Pirate’s Canoe (Siren’s Comb), Lite (Bond), Jake Stone Garage (Himitsu), Hey-Smith (Endless Sorrow) and Hotel Mexico (This Moon Down), plus an interview with The Wedding Present and Toquiwa, a guest spot with Jonathan McNamara from Nihongaku Radio, the chance to win a […]

Buy Japanese CDs online – in English!

news by Daniel Robson on February 22nd, 2013

ICFJ has joined affiliate programs with CD Japan and Amazon.co.uk! From now on we’ll add links to the playlist for each episode, so you can easily click through and buy the album that features that song. Here’s the playlist for the latest episode, #021. CD Japan is all in English and delivers most of its […]

ICFJ#021 – SXSW special, with The Mornings, Josy, Tokumaru Shugo, The Cold Tommy and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on February 21st, 2013

ICFJ#021′s playlist includes The Cold Tommy (Paradox), Kinoko Teikoku (Eureka), SuiseiNoboAz (Shoegazer), Josy (Land Ho!), Charan Po Rantan (Saigo No Jun Tokkyuu), The Mornings (Mad Cheer Girl), Rottengraffty (Konjiki Graffty), Tokumaru Shugo (Katachi) and Mix Market (Radio), plus interviews with The Mornings and Josy, some chat about South By Southwest and Japan Nite in Texas and […]

ICFJ#020 – FACT, Asakusa Jinta, The Girl, best of 2012, new co-presenter Asuka and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on January 24th, 2013

ICFJ#020′s playlist includes Asakusa Jinta (Kamata Koshinkyoku (Song Of The Vagabonds)), Loka (Slick), Skall Headz (Get Down), The Girl (Know Wow Wow), Puffyshoes (Can’t Be Your Friend), FACT (Foss), Foodie (Night Comes) and Silent Siren (Sweet Pop!), plus an interview with FACT, a chat about our favourite music of 2012, the chance to win DVDs, AND our brand new co-presenter, Asuka! Find band links […]

Asuka joins the It Came From Japan podcast

news by Daniel Robson on January 22nd, 2013

Meet Asuka, new co-presenter on the It Came From Japan podcast! Asuka will join us from episode #020 and share some of her favourite music. Check out the video intro below!

Win free anime and free music!

news by Daniel Robson on January 5th, 2013

We have 2 copies of Journey To Agartha to give away! This widely lauded anime is out on 28 January on Blu-ray, DVD and collectors’ edition, courtesy of Manga Entertainment. We also have 5 copies of Dancing After 1am, a compilation CD of 18 Japanese underground bands, all of whom are amazing. The album was […]

ICFJ#019 – Boom Boom Satellites, Hatsune Miku Orchestra, The ××ズ, Hysteric Picnic and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on December 27th, 2012

ICFJ#019′s playlist includes Hatsune Miku Orchestra (Nice Age), The ××ズ (The Chomechomes) (Watashi No Hanzaigaku), Lagitagida (Terrible Boy), Hysteric Picnic (Abekobe), Boom Boom Satellites (Nine) and Coba-U (Psycho Killer), plus an interview with Hysteric Picnic and the chance to win cool DVDs and CDs. Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, write us a […]

ICFJ#018 – The Bohemians, Lolita No.18, ni-hao!, Tokyo International Music Market and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on November 27th, 2012

ICFJ#018′s playlist includes Coba-U (Monster), tricot (Omotenashi), ni-hao! (Tashikame-Izon Syndrome), Lolita No.18 (“Yes, Punk Rock” Call With Me!!!), The Bohemians (Yume To Risou No Festibaru Ni Ikitai), Kinoco Hotel (Gouka) and The Cat Loves Strawberries (Super Star), plus an interview with The Bohemians and a report from Tokyo International Music Market. Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow […]

Win Ninja Scroll Blu-ray/DVD steelbook sets!

news by Daniel Robson on November 9th, 2012

We have 5 copies of Ninja Scroll DVD/Blu-ray collectors’ edition steelbook to give away! This anime classic is out on 26 November on Blu-ray for the first time, and this HD version includes a director’s commentary and comes in a world-exclusive steelbook, along with a bonus DVD copy of the film. For a chance to […]

ICFJ#017 – Mamadrive, Tha Blue Herb, Hisashi Suto and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on November 1st, 2012

ICFJ#017′s playlist includes Hisashi Suto (Asobi Ikou), Hana To Chiruran (The Game), Extruders (Collapsing New Buildings), Mamadrive (Hebi No Onna), Wash? (Chikashitsu No Hangyaku-sha) and Tha Blue Herb (Nuclear, Damn), plus an interview with Mamadrive and a chance to win a limited Ninja Scroll Blu-ray set. Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, […]

Budo Grape

interview by Daniel Robson on October 17th, 2012

Hailing from Nagoya (or Neo-Nagoya as they call it), new-wave five-piece Budo Grape are gearing up for their very first tour of the UK on 26-28 October. The band are Quminco Grape (vocals), Nagai Grape (guitar, songwriting), Matsui Grape (bass), Naho Grape (keyboard) and Taichi Grape (drums). We crammed into their tour van when they […]

ICFJ#016 – Budo Grape, Taffy, You Got A Radio!, Toquiwa and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on October 10th, 2012

ICFJ#016′s playlist includes Sunset Drive (Yeah Yeah Yeah), You Got A Radio! (Pegasus), Taffy (Flower Chain), Budo Grape (Kiss Too Shy), Falsettos (Invisible Enemy), Toquiwa (Give Me A Chocolate), plus an interview with Budo Grape ahead of their debut UK tour and more. Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, write us a message on our […]

ICFJ#015 – Grimes, Passion Pit, HiGE, Noodles and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on September 16th, 2012

ICFJ#015′s playlist includes Noodles (Beautiful Dreamer), Chiroline Ver. 2 (Tochuu Ni Shite Ne), Mamadrive (Welcome To Night), HiGE (Tequila! Tequila!), Budo Grape (Nogashita Chu!), Tacobonds (Fiction), plus a field report from Summer Sonic 2012 festival in Chiba that includes interviews with Passion Pit and Grimes, and literally loads more. Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, […]

Budo Grape UK tour – more info!

2012 UK TOUR news by Daniel Robson on September 11th, 2012

Here are some more details of the dates Budo Grape will play in England in october. 26 Oct BRIGHTON Cable Club @ The Prince Albert £4 adv; 8pm W/ White Star Liners, Running Dogs + Atlantic & Lion www.whitestarliners.co.uk 27 Oct LONDON Japan Underground Vs NEO @ Bloomsbury Lanes Kingpin Suite £5 adv, £8 door; […]

Aiha Higurashi (The Girl)

interview by Daniel Robson on August 26th, 2012

The Girl is the new-ish band of Aiha Higurashi, formerly of the bands Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her and The Loves!, as well as a solo artist under her own name and a songwriter for artists such as Yuki (of Judy And Mary) and Aikawa Nanase. Aiha chatted with us on episode 14 of […]

ICFJ#014 – The Girl, Budo Grape, Hotel Mexico and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on August 17th, 2012

ICFJ#014′s playlist includes Pride For Pain (Hynen), Hotel Mexico (Wolves Running Through the Desert), Budo Grape (Super Pain), The Girl (Benjamin), Mix Market (Super Sonic) and Mikabomb (Super Sexy Razor Happy Girls), plus an interview with Aiha Higurashi from The Girl/Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her! Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us […]

Budo Grape UK tour!

2012 UK TOUR news by Daniel Robson on August 3rd, 2012

It Came From Japan is thrilled to bits to announce that Nagoya band BUDO GRAPE will play three UK shows at the end of October. Oh yeah! OCTOBER 2012 DATES 26 BRIGHTON The Prince Albert 27 LONDON Japan Underground Vs. NEO  28 MANCHESTER Doki Doki More info coming soon! Budo Grape are a catchy, high-energy […]

Cantoy

interview by Daniel Robson on July 17th, 2012

Cantoy are a four-piece band originally hailing from Nagoya, now based in Tokyo and signed to Splatter Records, the label owned by Dai Kato from Ketchup Mania and KillKills. Vocalist miri-pow, guitarist Catherine, bassist Haga-Chang and drummer Ken joined us on episode 13 of the It Came From Japan podcast to talk about their new […]

ICFJ#013 – Cantoy, The Ands, Akira Yamaoka and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on July 16th, 2012

ICFJ#013′s playlist includes Ririri (Ageru Taberu), The Ands (Dakota), kate (Life Seasoning), Cantoy (Tenkaippin), Jim Guthrie & Akira Yamaoka (Bones McCoy) and Sayaka Amano (Michi), plus an interview with Cantoy! Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, write us a message on our iTunes page […]

Detroit7

interview by Daniel Robson on June 23rd, 2012

Garage band Detroit7 have been a revered fixture on Japan’s live circuit for a decade and have recently gone from being a trio to a duo, with the departure of long-standing bassist Nobuaki Kotajima. Rather than replace him, guitar-vocalist Tomomi Nabana and drummer Miyoko Yamaguchi decided to carry on as a no-bass duo, sort of […]

MONT BLANC

interview by Daniel Robson on June 23rd, 2012

Interview with Gen Kitajima of the band Mont Blanc (comprising Gen and his twin brother, Dai). We chatted in Shibuya’s Centre-gai shopping street the day before Mont Blanc flew to England for a recording session and festival appearance. Thanks for coming on the show. You’re playing at Liverpool Sound City, Studio 2 venue, on 19 […]

ICFJ#012 – Detroit7, Shonen Knife, Electric Eel Shock and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on June 18th, 2012

ICFJ#012′s playlist includes The Aginers (People Purple), LAZYgunsBRISKY (A-Cha), Tomoyuki Nagasawa (Shiawase E No Kataomoi), Budo Grape (Sutten Kororin), Detroit7 (Untitled new song – live in Tokyo), Electric Eel Shock (Japanese Meets Chinese In USA) and Shonen Knife (Pop Tune), plus an interview with Tomomi Nabana from Detroit7! Find band links and more info at […]

ICFJ#011 – Who The Bitch, Nokies, Red Bacteria Vacuum and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on May 11th, 2012

ICFJ#011′s playlist includes Josy (Hooligan Babe), Red Bacteria Vacuum (Horror Samba), Who The Bitch (Superstar), Nokies! (Andy), Mont Blanc (Wake Up) and Hana To Chiruran (Taboo De Rendez-Vous), plus an interview with Gen Kitajima from Mont Blanc and and a special comment from Who The Bitch! Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or […]

Mont Blanc at Liverpool Sound City

2012 UK TOUR by Daniel Robson on April 26th, 2012

Tokyo twins Mont Blanc return to the UK for a show at Liverpool Sound City. Catch them on 19 May at Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool! For more info or to book tickets, visit Liverpool Sound City’s website or Mont Blanc’s Facebook page (entry with a Liverpool Sound City pass only; on stage 9:30pm). Formed in the womb but […]

ICFJ#010 – Molice, Trippple Nippples, ZZZ’s and more!

podcast by Daniel Robson on April 15th, 2012

ICFJ#010′s playlist includes ZZZ’s (Dystopia), Trippple Nippples (LSD), Molice (Please Please Pris), Day And Buffalo (Saikena Shonen Wa, Itami No Naka) and Broken Doll (Reach For The Sky), plus tour news and an exclusive interview with Molice. Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, write […]

Download Kimono Records albums at HearJapan

2011 UK TOUR by Daniel Robson on October 16th, 2011

Wanna buy albums or songs by the bands on the current ICFJ tour? Our chums at HearJapan have fully licensed and legal MP3s for your downloading pleasure. In the case of GalapagosS’ latest album, you can buy it a week before its official release! You can find the artist pages here: Tokyo Pinsalocks, GalapagosS, Hondalady […]

France!

2011 UK TOUR by Daniel Robson on October 11th, 2011

Une soirée 100% électro-pop japonaise vous attend le lundi 17 octobre à Paris, du côté du Star Café, dès 20h! Au programme, trois groupes: GalapagosS, Tokyo Pinsalock et Hondalady, actuellement en tournée européenne. 17 octobre – PARIS Star Café 11 rue du Théâtre 75015 Paris (près de la Tour Eiffel) 20:00; €10 www.starcafe.fr www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225101630878244 Also: […]

ICFJ#009 – Tokyo Pinsalocks, GalapagosS, Hondalady and tours in the UK and Canada!

podcast by Daniel Robson on October 4th, 2011

ICFJ#009′s playlist includes Pinky Piglets (Tokyo Merry-Go-Round), GalapagosS (Ariekeru), Tokyo Pinsalocks (Lu La Hallelujah), Merpeoples (Shaman), Hyacca (Riot) and Hondalady (Gimme A Break), plus tour news and an exclusive interview with Tokyo Pinsalocks. Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, write us a message on […]

France dates for Tokyo Pinsalocks, GalapagosS, Hondalady

2011 UK TOUR by Daniel Robson on September 29th, 2011

We’ve added two France dates to the tour, in Paris and Le Havre – see the post below this one for info!

Kimono Records tour: Tokyo Pinsalocks, Hondalady & GalapagosS

2011 UK TOUR by Daniel Robson on September 5th, 2011

It Came From Japan presents: KIMONO RECORDS EUROPE TOUR 2011 Electronically enhanced pop from Tokyo Featuring: Tokyo Pinsalocks Hondalady GalapagosS 15 Oct LONDON Japan Underground @ Bloomsbury Lanes Kingpin Suite Bedford Way, near Russell Square Tube 7pm-3am; £10 adv from wegottickets.com; rock/indie/electro DJs, plus karaoke! www.facebook.com/JapanUndergroundClub www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197186073682033 17 Oct PARIS Star Cafe (avec Ramen Events) […]

ICFJ#008 – Japan fundraiser special! With John Lydon, Electric Eel Shock, Detroit7 and more…

podcast by Daniel Robson on March 25th, 2011

ICFJ#008 is a roundup of the best live music benefits and fundraising compilation albums to help the people of northeastern Japan, plus interviews and tons of ace music from Japan too. Help save Japan with rock’n’roll! Hosted by Daniel Robson, with special guest co-host Iain Lee. The Playlist includes Limited Express – Has Gone? (Nightingale), […]

Help save Japan!

news by Daniel Robson on March 20th, 2011

Oh! Northeast Japan needs your help – and It Came From Japan, plus a roster of our celebrity mates, want to tell how you can pitch in. You already know about the magnitude 9.0 megaquake and ensuing tsunami on 11 March, which wiped out many towns in Tohoku region in the Northeast of Japan and […]

Autumn Tour – October dates!

2010 UK TOUR by Daniel Robson on October 6th, 2010

It Came From Japan presents: MontBlanc debut UK tour Identical Japanese twins bring live electronica meltdown! In Japan, the best things come in twos. Formed in the womb but formalised in 2008, Japanese duo MontBlanc mix electronica with live instruments to create an eccentric style. Identical twin brothers Gen and Dai ooze an infectious fervour […]

ICFJ#007 – Lillies And Remains, Iain Lee, and tours in the UK, Canada and Vietnam!

podcast by Daniel Robson on May 5th, 2010

ICFJ#007′s playlist includes Molice (Romancer), Sunset Drive (She Don’t Need Anybody), Natccu (Domino Tax – live at Camden Crawl), Lillies And Remains (Wreckage), Rica Minami (Kingyo), Mothercoat (Movie) and Kulu Kulu Garden (Age Zen Suezen), and exclusive interviews with Lillies And Remains and TV/radio presenter Ian Lee. Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk […]

Camden Crawl and Great Escape ticket info

podcast by Daniel Robson on April 29th, 2010

Please note that entry to our Camden Crawl and Great Escape stages is restricted to festival pass-holders only – in other words, you can’t just turn up at the door and buy a ticket for our show. We’re very sorry about this. But in the case of both festivals, you can use a day pass […]

ICFJ#006 – April/May UK tour special! With Natccu, Sunset Drive, Sputniko! and more…

podcast by Daniel Robson on April 13th, 2010

ICFJ#006′s playlist includes Jonny (Birthday), Sunset Drive (We’ve Got To Talk), Natccu (Hakushon! Bless You’ – live at Chelsea Hotel, Tokyo), Sputniko! (Google Song) and Lillies And Remains (Moralist S.S.), and exclusive interviews with Natccu, Sputniko! and Sunset Drive. Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and […]

ICFJ#005 – Kat McDowell, Bo-Peep, KillKills!

podcast by Daniel Robson on March 7th, 2010

ICFJ#005′s playlist includes Nihon Matsu Hitomi (Nou Den Timer), Dead Bambies (‘Ai Mai Me Mine’), Bo-Peep (Power), Plingmin (7 Days), Kat McDowell (Stop), KillKills (Paradise), plus an exclusive interview with singer-songwriter Kat McDowell!  Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, write us a message on […]

ICFJ#004 – Peelander-Z, Bo-Peep, Donkey Vegetable Voxxx!!!

podcast by Daniel Robson on March 7th, 2010

ICFJ#004′s playlist includes Anaakies (Bokushi No Chinko Girochin Die!), Bo-Peep (‘Level 3′), Ed Woods (Monster Trash), Cannibal Rabbit (TV), Peelander-Z (So Many Mike), Donkey Vegetable Voxxx!!! (Fight For Your Right), plus interviews with Peelander-Z and ‘Live House’ director Kevin McGue!  Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ItCameFromJapan – and hey, write us […]

ICFJ#003 – Shonen Knife, Molice, DJ Scotch Egg!

podcast by Daniel Robson on December 20th, 2009

ICFJ#003′s playlist includes The Automatics (Step Into Christmas), Molice (‘Ms Panic’), Psysalia Pysalis Psyche (Butch And The Sundance Kid), DJ Scotch Egg (Scotch Hausen), Asakusa Jinta (Viva Boom Boom), Shonen Knife (Space Christmas), plus interviews with Shonen Knife, Molice and DJ Scotch Egg! Find band links and more info at <a title=”It Came From Japan” […]

ICFJ#002 – Hi-Standard, Dr Usui, Suga Shikao!

podcast by Daniel Robson on November 24th, 2009

ICFJ#002′s playlist includes Ogre You Asshole (Headlight), Dr Usui (Only A Devil Can Change My Heart), Molice (Headphone), Suga Shikao (Keppeki), Hi-Standard (Stay Gold), and Motocompo (Motor Girl), plus interviews with Namba Akihiro (Hi-Standard/Ultra-Brain), Dr Usui (Motocompo) and social anthropologist Angela Beattie! Find band links and more info at www.itcamefromjapan.co.uk or follow us on Twitter […]

ICFJ#001 – Electric Eel Shock, Pinky Doodle Poodle, JOHHNY MARR!

podcast by Daniel Robson on October 18th, 2009

ICFJ#001′s setlist includes Bo-Peep (B-Level Motion), Electric Eel Shock (No Shit Sherlock), Tigarah (Color, Culture, Money, Beauty), Pinky Doodle Poodle (Pirates Of PDP), Suga Shikao (Hajimari No Hi), Masadayomasa (217519), Sawa (Dragon) and Natccu (Hakushon! Bless You), plus interviews with Electric Eel Shock, Pinky Doodle Poodle and JOHNNY MARR! Find band links and more info […]


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