Pop Macabre Pianist Calista Kazuko aims to beat commercialism with the release of her groundbreaking EP 'Project: Love Me'.
As the daughter of famed violinist, Paul Robertson, the high priestess of ‘Pop Macabre’, Calista Kazuko, was born into a bohemian family where classical music was a staple part of the diet. Now, the London based outré singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist is all about high art, high class, high gloss and high drama.
Calista Kazuko's classical roots at the Royal Academy of Music have been jettisoned, she is now carving out her own genre with a diamond-edged blade which she likes to call ‘sophistipop-noir’, perfectly and elegantly exhibited in her highly anticipated EP, Project: Love Me.
'As a full-time, unadulterated, unashamed drama queen, 'Project: Love Me' tells a story full of extravagance, opulence and of course - DRAMA!'
The collaborative producers named on the record include such music heavyweights as award winning film composer Guy Dagul, and super-producers Nuno Fernandes and Dennis Weinreich.
Calista's way with a grand piano, story-telling songwriting and sophisticated performance style blend together into a dry, heady cocktail that will leave your emotions exposed and giddy. She's not so much lightning in a bottle as the conjuror of the storm.
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Japanese super-producer Yasutaka Nakata today unveils his new single 'Crazy Crazy' featuring j-pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and multi-million selling British pop star Charli XCX. The track is accompanied by visuals directed by Kazuaki Seki, now available to watch on YouTube and stream on all partners.
Kazuaki Seki, the genius director behind OK Go's iconic video for 'I Won't Let You Down' supplies hypercolour visuals for 'Crazy Crazy' that see Kyary, Charli and Nakata face-swapped into the fray for a lip-sync party. The track is a typically high energy, sugar-sweet pop single and is Nakata's latest solo effort. Yasutaka Nakata is best known for his production on global hits by j-pop queen Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, j-pop supergroup Perfume and co-founding the Japanese electro unit Capsule. Nakata's productions have gone on to win awards and sell millions worldwide.
Following her latest single 'After The Afterparty' and previous collaborations with PC Music associated artists, Charli XCX's fascination with the genre lead to her first foray into j-pop. Worldwide, Charli has sold 33 million singles and 1 million albums. "I'm definitely a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's music, her style, her art. I think she's a really incredible artist" said Charli of her co-star. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's history as a genre-defining artist, model and vocalist puts her at the centre of the Japanese fashion and music industries, recently celebrating the fifth anniversary of her debut release with a sell-out world tour and greatest hits compilation '5 Years Monster'.
Björk performs "Quicksand" at world's first 'VR and 360 live stream' in a performance from Tokyo today at Midday GMT
Today at 12.00 (GMT) / 20.00 (UTC+9), Björk will be performing 'Quicksand', from her current album 'Vulnicura' live in the world's first 360-degree Virtual Reality live stream from Mirakan (the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation), Tokyo. The performance can be watched at http://dentsulab.tokyo/events/20160628/
This public filming / streaming is a collaborative work between Björk and production team Dentsu Lab Tokyo, and is part of the Björk Digital exhibition that opens at the Miraikan Museum Tokyo tomorrow.
For the performance Björk will be wearing a special 'Rottlace' mask, designed by Professor Neri Oxman of MIT Media Lab and the Mediated Matter Group which was created with Stratasys' 3D printing technology.
Again to watch this highly-anticipated performance, click the link below:-
Live Streaming ：http://dentsulab.tokyo/events/20160628/
Enter Shikari have unveiled a live video for recent single ‘Redshift’, recorded at the bands biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace.
You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww
Whilst plans were afoot to release the whole show visually in some way or another, technology had other ideas; and so the band members jumped in to salvage what they could, in the DIY fashion that has become their stock-in-trade.
We’ll let frontman Rou Reynolds elaborate :
“After such a spectacle, we decided to cobble together and edit the footage from the jumbotrons on the night. Unfortunately a lot of the crowd footage was warped and unusable, but we were only able to put together one great track rather a whole show, but we hope this'll give you's an idea of the energy on the night. As I edited the video, Rory and our engineer / foxy hunk Tim Morris edited the audio too. Being such a DIY tour - programming the video screen content and 4.1 surround sound mix ourselves, for example - it seems only right and proper that we apply that approach to the documentation of the show too. Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, and all that”.
Full audio from the show does, however, exist. It is currently at mixing stage and will move into the “what are we doing with it now we have it?” stage very soon.
Enter Shikari are spending the summer appearing at various European festivals (including a one-off 5000 capacity outdoor headline show in Budapest, Hungary), and will end their working year with tours of Japan & Australia, while demoing new material filling in the gaps in the diary.
Tues 5th - Czech Republic - Rock For People
Fri 15th - Romania - Electric Castle
Sat 30th - Russia - Amber Beach
Thur 11th - Latvia - Kubana
Fri 19th - Ukraine - Zaxidfest
Sat 20th - Germany - Rock Am See
Mon 22nd - Austria - And There Come The Wolves
Wed 24th - Hungary - Budapest Babanegra Track (headline show)
Thur 25th - Poland - Czad Festival
Sat 3rd - Italy - Home Festival
Tues 6th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Thur 8th - Japan - Osaka (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Fri 9th - Japan - Nagoya (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Sat 10th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Mon 19th - Australia - Melbourne (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Tues 20th - Australia - Brisbane (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Wed 21st - Australia - Sydney (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Thur 22nd - Australia - Adelaide (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Sat 24th - Australia - Fremantle (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Japanese rock band, Coldrain, have released their new music video for "The Story" today! See it now here:
"The video was filmed at our biggest one man show to date with 3,000 of our amazing fans in Tokyo, Japan," explains front man and lead vocalist, Masato Hayakawa. "'The Story' is about not letting your fears take over your life. A simple song to sing to yourself when you're up against a wall."
"The Story" is off the band's recent album, 'Vena', which was released on October 23rd, 2015. Coldrain have also released official music videos for the singles "Words Of The Youth", "Wrong", and "Gone" off of 'Vena'. "Gone" currently has over 1 million views and was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane and Music Choice.
The band is now gearing up for a headlining tour in Europe and the UK, which kicks off next week and includes stops at Slam Dunk Music Festival. Following this, Coldrain head to the States to perform all summer long at Vans Warped Tour.
'Vena' is now available for purchase:
Upcoming Tour Dates
EU / UK Headlining Tour
May 09 - Backstage By The Mill - Paris, FR
May 10 - Komplex Club - Zurich, CH
May 12 - Trix - Antwerp, BE
May 13 - Headcrash - Hamburg, DE
May 14 - Columbia Theater - Berlin, DE
May 15 - Luxo - Koln, DE
May 16 - Strom - Munich, DE
May 17 - Zeche - Essen, DE
May 19 - Gebr De Nobel - Lieden, NL
May 20 - Thekla - Bristol, UK
May 21 - Borderline - London, UK
May 22 - Sound Control - Manchester, UK
May 23 - King Tut's - Glasgow, UK
May 24 - Rock City Basement - Nottingham, UK
May 26 - Engine Rooms - Southampton, UK
May 27 - Sub 89 - Reading, UK
May 28 - Slam Dunk Festival - Leeds, UK
May 29 - Slam Dunk Festival - Birmingham, UK
May 30 - Slam Dunk Festival - Hatfield, UK
USA - Vans Warped Tour
June 24 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 25 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
June 26 - Houston, TX - NRG Park - Main Street Lot
June 27 - New Orleans, LA - Mardi Gras World
June 29 - Nashville, TN - The Fairgrounds Nashville
June 30 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheater
July 01 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
July 02 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
July 03 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
July 05 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 06 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 07 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
July 08 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
July 09 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 10 - Hartford, CT - The Xfinity Theatre
July 11 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 13 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
July 14 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Pac
July 15 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 17 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 19 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
July 20 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
July 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
July 22 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 23 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 24 - Shakopee, MN - Canterbury Park
July 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
July 27 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark
July 31 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug 01 - Albuquerque, NM - Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug 02 - Scottsdale, AZ - Salt River Fields
Aug 05 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium
Aug 06 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 07 - Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex
Aug 09 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug 11 - Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center
Aug 12 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
Aug 13 - Portland, OR - Portland Expo Center
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