hey, sounds out of the blue but do you know who's responsible for bringing ps company artists for europe gigs?
Personally I have zero experience with touring companies. I’ve only ever worked on the record label, music side of Japanese music. The only job I’ve done to bring Japanese bands to Europe is sell lots of their CDs so they have an audience to come to.
However, I know a few things. I know there is one Japanese company who does almost all Japanese band’s foreign tours. Of course there are exceptions such as MIYAVI coming with Live Nation and Crossfaith who came to the UK under their own steam (very successfully, excellent work Crossfaith, what’re they on now? Tour No 279183698247598247??). But for the most part it’s one company. There are various promotion companies throughout Europe who deal with Japanese bands though, the most prominent being B7Klan.
If you’re trying to find out who actually decides which bands go to Europe though, well it’s the bands themselves and their management who decide, the touring company are only engaged to organise the tour as far as I know. But as I mentioned having no actual experience in it I don’t really now the real deal.
Hi, was wondering about how do you get to be a model in Japan? I mean do you have to go and contact agencies etc? Love your look btw!
It depends on what kind of modelling you want to do I suppose… if you will do any modelling, send your pictures to an agency when you get here, but you need to have a concerete visa already.
I do not belong to any agency’s because I’m a silver lion demon and I refuse to change my look/take out my piercings/wear boring clothes. Most of the modelling I do is just for friends. But I do seem to have been doing a lot lately huh. Maybe I should look for an agency who will take a VK demon model…
Rave (レイヴ) One of those illusion bands who you think are gonna be too new and not-yet-good but actually are really polished because they already have a lot of experience and popularity in Kyuushu. Very fun concept; cute sadism. Much enthusiastic dancing, full of beans. Vocalist fully resembles a Japanese version of Joffrey from Game of Thrones.
LUCHe. Awful. Go find a singer who can actually sing. And don’t just put the better looking guitarist on the right hand side. He’s not actually good looking anyway, he’s a starved hair trap. Also, bangya wearing five flashing rings on every finger of both hands AND holding two lightsticks in each hand too? No.
AvelCain This band clearly don’t have much to work with, but they sure make good with what they have got. Musical talent/experience somewhat thin on the ground, but the atmosphere was cool and they are clearly very creative with their concepts. Had sorta expected more from them though, after all the good reviews I’ve heard, but I was told they weren’t on top form today.
BLITZ Too busy drinking in the bar, didn’t see. From what little entered my ears, they sounded fairly normal.
Arlequin (アルルカン) Mad and super fun. Metal bands with good senses of humor are my favourite thing. Arlequin are in posession of an excellent vocalist who has very good vocal control. His favourite thing to do is laugh hysterically between blood curdling screams. Still leaning quite heavily towards a VK style show than a metal one, they are 100% a band to watch for the future. Much promise.
NOCTURNAL BLOODLUST Playing last? What’s this!? Actually, playing last possibly screwed them over, they may have messed up their equipment check. Their backing tracks were on and off and Cazqui’s guitar broke twice, the second time permanently. Right before a guitar solo. Thankfully, it was saved by Masa improvising a spectacular bass solo instead. Before the death of the lead guitar though, they were awesome. Very heavy setlist from the beginning. It was nice to see them in such a tiny venue too, they were practically in the mosh pit with us. You know a band is good when even after half their equipment is fucked up they still lay down a killer of a show.
Another super short taiban review? Yuup. I feel like I need to register my unnecessary opinions on indie bands somewhere, k. Going to go write an actual blog post on my actual blog now about albums I’ve been listening to lately ooohhh.