One Eye Closed Interview

Just south of Tokyo sits the shining city of Yokohama. The city, best known for its beautiful cityscapes where its trademark Ferris wheel known as the ‘Cosmo Clock’ shines all colours of the rainbow throughout the night. The city also prides itself on having the largest Chinatown as well as being one of the first ports in Japan to open up its gates to foreigners. … Continue reading One Eye Closed Interview

Metal Madness, Mischief and Moe! (Indie Idol and Infamous Review)

The indie, idol and infamous tour is everything an idol and metal fan could ask for and more. The Manchester show down at the Night and Day Cafe flew by in a black and red haze leaving the northern audience hungry for more. The three part lineup consisted of Garuda followed by 14th Generation Toilet Hanako-san and finished off with DoubleAnd (2&), a line up which … Continue reading Metal Madness, Mischief and Moe! (Indie Idol and Infamous Review)

Meet the Artist: Utada Hikaru

Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル ) is an incredibly successful Japanese-American singer and songwriter, garnering acclaim not only in Japan but internationally. If you happen to play video games, you might recognize her for her theme song contributions to the Kingdom Hearts series. She is fluent in English as a result of being born and raised in Manhattan, New York. Her classmates had trouble pronouncing her … Continue reading Meet the Artist: Utada Hikaru


Metalcore is a worldwide sub-genre which many people from many different countries adore. Fans of this hard hitting musical will be pleased to know that the Japanese metalcore band CRYSTAL LAKE will be visiting the UK for two nights on their latest 2019 tour as well as a spot at Download Festival. Their latest tour will move from their homeland of Japan before moving into Europe and into … Continue reading CRYSTAL LAKE UK Tour 2019

Mutant Monster UK Tour 2019

Garage punk three piece Mutant Monster are coming to the UK this May for an epic time of punk girl goodness. The tour currently has a total of five dates listed around the country and more dates are to be added to the list. So far the tour has dates for London on 23rd May at O2 Academy Islington before heading to The Parish in Huddersfield, Bannermans … Continue reading Mutant Monster UK Tour 2019

Indie, Idol and Infamous UK Tour 2019

Idols, adorable girls who sing either together in a group or as a stand alone act are an infamous part of the Japanese music scene. This phenomenon brought to you by ORIONlive UK is hitting the UK this April with full force giving us Brits a true taste of the meaning Indie, Idol and Infamous. The tour which is set to take place over the course of three dates … Continue reading Indie, Idol and Infamous UK Tour 2019