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  • Imogen Heap interviewed: "The only thing I planned for was the unexpected."

    Imogen Heap interviewed: "The only thing I planned for was the unexpected."

    by Lior Phillips

    Sparks captures an artist wanting to experience the full weight and brevity of making music in the 21st century. Life is faster and connections are volatile, so the leap forward for Heap is how she's fuelled by technology, how she believes it drives us, rather than buries us in a bewildered state of inertia. [read more]

  • The 405 meets Mozart's Sister

    The 405 meets Mozart's Sister

    by Alex Vickery

    It's rare to hear a debut that is catchy, smart and confident, one that defines itself within a genre while simultaneously pushing its boundaries. It’s also rare to find a young artist who is doing things her own damn way. We spoke to Thompson-Hannant about her production predisposition, kinship towards Maria Anna Mozart and DIY spirit. [read more]

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  • Don't Cry for Me, I'm Already Dead: The Simpsons Movie

    Don't Cry for Me, I'm Already Dead: The Simpsons Movie

    by Mike Clark

    Once in a great while we are privileged to experience a movie event so extraordinary that it becomes a part of our shared heritage. The Simpsons Movie was supposed to be one of them. Yet, today, on the seventh anniversary of its release, it exists only as a dumb pig joke that people seemingly refuse to acknowledge as a legitimate film. [read more]

13th August

  • Hayao Miyazaki: The Wind Rises, A Fitting End

    Hayao Miyazaki: The Wind Rises, A Fitting End

    by Jonny Williams

    The Miyazaki that we have come to love and enjoy, with films like Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle and –a personal favourite of mine- My Neighbour Totoro is a director who delves into his various fantastical narratives, creating worlds in which audiences can lose themselves and become completely immersed within. [read more]

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  • The 405 J-pop Playlist

    The 405 J-pop Playlist

    by Patrick St. Michel

    To cap off our J-pop week, Patrick St. Michel presents you with an 11-track monster of a playlist featuring the likes of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Morning Musume, Perfume, Sotaisei Riron and more! [read more]

  • The 405 J-pop Profile: Passepied

    The 405 J-pop Profile: Passepied

    by The 405

    Just as it's the case in any country, young bands trying to break away from the music that's influenced them is a difficult task. Hotly tipped Tokyo unit Passepied has been battling this very battle - they are an energetic group blessed with the ability to right a hell of a hook, but also one sometimes wearing their influences too clearly on their chest. [read more]

7th August

  • The 405 J-pop Profile: Seiko Oomori

    The 405 J-pop Profile: Seiko Oomori

    by Patrick St. Michel

    Artists hailing from scenes seemingly existing in contrast to Japan's mainstream pop industry have long found ways to squirm in to major-label rosters. One of the most recent performers to pull off such a crossover is Seiko Oomori, who many have dubbed an "anti-idol" and adds noisy elements to otherwise perky music. [read more]

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