During the evening of the Manchester gig of the Indie, Idol and Infamous tour I managed to grab myself a few minutes with Saki from DoubleAnd for a little interview. After retreating to the back of the Night and Day Cafe venue, nerves rising high, I met up with DoubleAnd and here is what she had to say! What are some of your favourite things … Continue reading Saki from DoubleAnd Interview
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
Hi, welcome to the Sounds of the Rising Sun blog, I’m Samantha the owner of this site. This blog is dedicated to sharing and appreciating Japanese music and the rich culture which goes along with it. Sounds of the Rising Sun will cover a range of topics which include live, album and single reviews, opinion pieces, news, meet the artist pieces, Japanese culture and much … Continue reading Welcome to Sounds of the Rising Sun!