X MADE ALCOHOLIC SANTACLAUS (XMAS) in Europe

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REALive is happy to bring back XMAS to Europe this winter (December 2016), for a short tour throughout Germany, France, Belgium and The Netherlands. A new album will be released and presented during the tour.

TOUR DATES*

  • 2 dec聽: BRUSSELS (BE), Rock Classic (free –聽Release party)
    3 dec聽: AMSTERDAM (NL), CC Muziek Cafe – TICKETS
    4 dec聽: BERLIN (DE), Hangar 49 – TICKETS
    9 dec (11AM) : FRANKFURT (DE) (11AM), EpicCon – INFO
    9 dec (8PM) : ROUBAIX (FR), Bar Live 301 – TICKETS
    10 dec聽: LYON (FR), Japan Touch – INFO
    11 dec : PARIS (FR), le Milord (Ticket: doors only)
*Some promotional dates and showcases may be added later.聽

PLASTICZOOMS – NEW ALBUM AND TOUR 2017

HIGHFeeL is proud to announce the first tour dates of the Japanese band PLASTICZOOMS for 2017, and the international release of their new album, on January 11.
After a first show in Hong Kong, PLASTICZOOMS will kick off the European leg of the tour with two shows in Berlin, their beloved city.
All the details regarding venues, guests, time schedule and tickets will be announced within the next weeks. Several shows all over Europe are still pending, and will be confirmed asap.聽
For the updates please follow PLASTICZOOMS new website: www.plasticzooms.net & http://highfeel.jp !
TOUR DATES SO FAR
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 FEB 18 HONG KONG (HK)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 FEB 24 BERLIN (DE)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 FEB 25 BERLIN (DE)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 FEB 26 POZNAN (PL)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MAR 3: BRUSSELS (BE)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MAR 4: BRUSSELS (BE)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MAR 5: BRUSSELS (BE)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MAR 8: COLOGNE (DE)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MAR 9: AMSTERDAM (NL)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MAR 12: LIEGE (BE)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MAR 17: LILLE (FR)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MAR 18: PARIS (FR)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MAR 31聽: PRAGUE (CZ)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 APR 1聽: WARSAW (PL)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 APR 15聽: TOULON (FR)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 APR 17聽: MONTREUX (CH)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 APR 21: COPENHAGEN (DK)
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 APR 22: BUDAPEST (HU)
More gigs to be added soon!

NEW ALBUM
Title锛歅LASTICZOOMS
Release date: 2017.1.11
Price锛25鈧
Genre聽: 聽Alternative /聽 Dance
Track list锛
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 01.Frontal Attack
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 02.The Future
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 03.Quite Cleary
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 04.Minds
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 05.Highway
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 06.U12
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 07.Night & Hurt
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 08.Smoke Motion
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 09.Veiled Eyes
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 10.Breitenbach

About PLASTICZOOMS
Members:
鈥 SHO ASAKAWA(Vo)
鈥 JUN YOKOE(Ba&Syn)
鈥 TOM TAKANASHI(Gt&Syn)
Genre: DIY/INDIE/PUNK/NEW WAVE
Country: JAPAN
Active since 2007
Combining elements of 70’s punk, 80’s post-punk, new wave, and gothic genres all into the core of a new sense of sound, they seek to establish themselves in ways beyond precedent in their native Tokyo scene.
They are PLASTICZOOMS.
Frontman Sho Asakawa, in keeping with the spirit of DIY, personally directs and produces their music, artwork, merchandise, and all other creative endeavors.
Active since 2007, PLASTICZOOMS could gather a loyal fanbase in their counry and outside. In 2015, they started their international activities.
FASHION ICONS
Beginning to gain traction as fashion icons, the members of PLASTICZOOMS were featured models in the magazine THE REALITY SHOW, photographed by Nobuyoshi Araki. Soon after, PLASTICZOOMS collaborated during Tokyo Fashion Week with the trendsetting Japanese fashion company DISCOVERED, producing clothing and providing the soundtrack for the collection through the release of their second album, STARBOW. Additional collaborations around this time included jewelry with accessory brand JAM HOMEMADE and creative exchanges with UK streetwear brand LONG CLOTHING.
See footage from THE REALITY SHOW’s PLASTICZOOMS fashion photo shoot with Nobuyoshi Araki here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YqFgeatKwjs
With the 2013 release of PLASTICZOOMS’ third album, CRITICAL FACTOR, they went on to an unprecedented footwear collaboration with Shinya Yamaguchi.
2015: SHO became catalog model for the brand “Tata Christiane” in Berlin.
2014/15: TOM was featured as a catalog model for SHINYA YAMAGUCHI.
2016, SHO ASAKAWA appeared as a model for the latest collection of the brand MICHIKO LONDON (Harajuku Laforet Fashion Show).
Vocalist and designer SHO ASAKAWA develops his own brand, Venus Eccentric, and creates exclusive clothes for PLASTICZOOMS.
EUROPE
In June 2015, PLASTICZOOMS relocated to Berlin for a year. After having organized several shows in Berlin with local and international artists and DJs, they began their collaboration with the agency HIGHFeeL to release a new and exclusive physical EP (Veiled Eyes) and tour in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
In 2017, an international tour of around 20 shows will be organized and produced by HIGHFeeL, to celebrate the release of the brand-new album, 鈥淧LASTICZOOMS鈥.

X MADE ALCOHOLIC SANTACLAUS: new release!

Japanese loud rock band X Made Alcoholic Santaclaus (XMAS) released their new single & PV銆孋HOICE FOR FACE銆峵his morning:
The PV was directed by our partner and friend聽Rie Kuboyama.聽
CHOICE FOR FACE is the first single from XMAS’ new album, available from December 2nd!聽We’ll publish soon all the necessary information regarding pre-sales, artwork,…
The album will be previously available in Europe, during the 聽European Tour.聽
EU Tour dates:
2 dec : BRUSSELS (BE), Rock Classic (free 鈥 Release party)
3 dec : AMSTERDAM (NL), CC Muziek Cafe
4 dec : BERLIN (DE), Hangar 49
9 dec (11AM) : FRANKFURT (DE) (11AM), EpicCon
9 dec (8PM) : ROUBAIX (FR), Bar Live 301
10 dec : LYON (FR), Japan Touch
11 dec : PARIS (FR), le Milord (Ticket: doors only)
Tour production: REALive
XMAS Official FB:聽https://www.facebook.com/xmas045/?fref=ts
XMAS Website:聽http://x-mas045.com/
Press & partners: feel free to contact us for any additional info.

MIKARU (G.L.A.M.S), solo concert + exhibition in Poland

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We are glad to announce a very special event, managed by our booking division REALive. Our long-lasting friend and partner MIKARU will perform as a solo artist on the main stage of the festival JAPANICON in Poznan, Poland, and exhibit his work as a painter, on October 8th, 2016.

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614998642127993/

BIO:

MIKARU (G.L.A.M.S) is a singer/songwriter from Tokyo, Japan, well-known for having been the leader and vocalist of the bands DIO 鈥 Distraught Overlord and Black Line. He started his multidisciplinary art project, G.L.A.M.S, at the end of 2013. He鈥檚 now active as a musician (solo & band), painter, and jeweler.

HISTORY:
Mikaru started his career as a vocalist in the VK band DIO-Distraught Overlord, started in 2006 in the area of Tokyo, Japan, by the label Red-List Entertainment. It was only a few months before DIO鈥檚 dazzling breakthrough show at Japan Expo, Paris, France, in July 2007, and several successful international tours. DIO-Distraught Overlord became one of the very first Japanese visual-kei bands to play all over Europe, and they were able to quickly reach a very special status among the J-Rock fans everywhere. Even now, they remain a symbol of this very active and exuberant era for Japanese music in Europe. They came back for an ultimate revival tour in 2016.

Dio – Distraught Overlord : God Forsaken (2007):

After the break-up of DIO and the final show in 2009, MIKARU and DENKA (DIO鈥檚 drummer) gathered to create a new project, Black Line, with new members. MIKARU strayed from the dark, vampiric visual of DIO, to drift onto a new pop, glam style. He started to paint and design CD artwork. When Black Line came to an end, the roots of MIKARU鈥檚 long-prepared project, G.L.A.M.S, had already begun to grow.

G.L.A.M.S
WHITE MOTH1MIKARU announced the birth of G.L.A.M.S in December 2013 at Black Line鈥檚 last live. G.L.A.M.S made their official debut as a multidisciplinary project at an art exhibition in Paris, 鈥淧aris 7 Days鈥, where Mikaru exhibited his paintings and sang G.L.A.M.S first single, 鈥淯nder the Moon鈥.

Besides MIKARU, G.L.A.M.S is composed of several ex-members of DIO and Black Line. DENKA (now called Syu) is the DJ and Drummer, while Erina (DIO) and Yudai (Black Line), are the current guitarists. The bassist, Tetsuto, is one of Mikaru鈥檚 closest friends. G.L.A.M.S performance on stage is variable, from a solo show to a full-band setup. In 2014 and 2015, G.L.A.M.S toured in Europe, while in 2016, they got their first tour in Latin America.
They released a mini-album, Under the Moon. MIKARU performed as a solo artist in Switzerland, in March 2016.

He will be back to Europe for an exclusive showcase in Poznan, Poland on October 8th, 2016. MIKARU will exhibit some of his oil paintings for the first time in Poland. The exhibition will be open for one day only; 聽some exclusive merchandise and art reproductions will be available.
No doubt that Mikaru鈥檚 deep and warm voice, along with his appealing stage performance, will make his Polish fans happy.

OFFICIAL FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Mikaru.GLAMS/?fref=ts

Booking/tour management/PR : REALive 鈥 https://highfeel.jp/realive

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PLASTICZOOMS, after the tour… thank you!

PLASTICZOOMS 2016 After tour-1.jpgHIGHFeeL is glad to announce further works with the brilliant Japanese band PLASTICZOOMS. HIGHFeeL and PLASTICZOOMS have built over the past 3 months an excellent relationship and are looking forward聽to a continued fruitful collaboration. They want to deeply thank every media, partner, promoter, fan and friend involved in the recent European tour.

 

 

Recent press review:

鈥淧LASTICZOOMS are like two bands in one: a guitar band with a 鈥榦ne, two, three, go!鈥 songs and an electronic band with distinctive vocals and unfailing bass. Beneath their image lay songs with flawless composition and perfectionism in their execution.鈥

Alive Reports, Belgium / http://www.alivereportsmag.com/plasticzooms-jap-ulster-page-fr-rock-classic-brussels-be-21-may-2016/

Rock Fanatics, Germany: http://www.rock-fanatics.de/fotos/plasticzooms-22-05-2016-yard-club-koeln/

IDFM Radio, France: https://www.mixcloud.com/Guaschor/idfm98-fr%C3%A9quence-guasch-26052016-part1-plasticzooms-negative-ritual/

Live report by 2 fans in Belgium:

There are bands, and there are bands. It started as a casual thing; we would go to Brussels to look at a band named PLASTICZOOMS for the first time. My expectations weren鈥檛 too high, considering that I had never listened to their music before. Oh boy, I had no idea what I was in for. After a while of losing face in front of my girlfriend playing table-soccer, she points out the singer of the band to me for the first time. Sho Asakawa. I instantly admired his style, somewhat dramatic and different from most J-bands I had seen before. I already began to look forward to seeing the band perform. I saw Tom Takanashi, the guitarist, and wondered how on earth he even saw where he was walking with those sunglasses on in an already dark caf茅, but it suits him and brings an aura of mystique to his presence. Jun Yokoe, the bassist of the band is definitely the cutest of the band in my book at least.

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PLASTICZOOMS (JP) ON TOUR

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HIGHFeeL is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Japanese indie/new wave band PLASTICZOOMS, led by the charismatic singer and fashion icon SHO ASAKAWA. With a goth-punk artistic aesthetic combining music, style and fashion, PLASTICZOOMS is ready to hit Europe and create a brand new fanbase. HIGHFeeL will produce their first European tour, as well as an EP (3 tracks), “Veiled Eyes”, on May 20.

Tour dates (2 dates in Germany are pending):

  • May 19: Live interview, Japan FM, Paris
  • May 20: Den Haag, NL, De Vinger w.Shoshin (UK)
  • May 21: Brussels, BE, Rock Classic, w.Ulster Page (FR) (Free entrance)
  • May 22: TBA (Germany)
  • May 25: Lille, FR, DIY
  • May 26: Live interview, IDFM, Paris, FR
  • May 27: Krakow, PL, Magnificon
  • May 28: Paris, FR, Le Buzz
  • May 29: Liege, BE, Le Garage

Info and tickets:

May 19: Media /
Live interview, Japan FM, Paris, FR 20:30 http://www.japanfm.fr

May 20: Concert / Den Haag, NL, w.Shoshin (UK)
Venue: De Vinger
Loosduinsekade 725, 2571 MX The Hague, Netherlands
Ticket: 8鈧 on doors only
Doors open 20.00
Start: 21.00

May 21: Concert / Brussels, BE, w.Ulster Page (FR)
Venue: Rock Classic
Rue march茅 aux charbons 55, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Free entrance
Start: 21:00

May 22: Concert / Cologne, BE
Venue: Yard Club /Konzerte – Kantine & Yard Club

Neusser Landstr. 2, 50735 Cologne, Germany

May 25: Concert / Lille, FR
Venue: DIY Caf茅
1 Boulevard Bigo Danel, Lille, France
Start: 20:30

May 26: Media /
Live interview, IDFM, Paris, FR 22:00

May 27: Concert + Fan meeting / Krakow, PL, Magnificon
Venue: EXPO Krak贸w
Galicyjska 9, 31-586 Krak贸w, Poland

May 28: Concert / Paris, FR
Venue: Le Buzz
106 Boulevard de Belleville, Paris, France
Ticket: 8鈧 on doors only
Start: 21:00

May 29: Concert / Liege, BE
Venue: Le Garage
27 rue Marengo, 4000 Liege, Belgium
Doors: 19:00
Start: 19:30

June 02: Concert / Berlin, DE
Venue: Marie-Antoinette
Holzmarktstr. 15-18, Berlin, Germany
Start: 20:00

 

 

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Color-code in Europe: INFO/TICKET

Two months after the tragedy that hit our family and company, we decided to keep the tour Shota planned for 2016, and will do our best to make it a success, with the precious help of our partners all over the world.

HIGHFeeL featured artist will be Color-code, a Japanese pop trio.

color-code was launched by Nicola Formichetti, the superstar designer noted for his work with brands such as DIESEL and Mugler, and his collaboration with Lady Gaga.

Color-code鈥檚 first work, I LIKE DAT, was produced by Nicola Formichetti and VERBAL (m-flo), and released by Nippon Columbia. Now color-code joins HIGHFeeL to hit the international market. The first European shows are planned for March 2016, as well as a large promotional campaign.

Official site: http://color-code.jp
Twitter: https://twitter.com/clc_colorcode
instagram : http://instagram.com/colorcode.official

DATES / TICKETS

  • MARCH 11: Japan FM Live session
  • MARCH 12: Brussels, Belgium, Made in Asia – INFO
  • MARCH 13 :Brussels, Belgium, Made in Asia – INFO
  • MARCH 18: Roubaix, France, Bar Live 301 – TICKET
  • MARCH 19: Copenhagen, Denmark, J-Popcon – TICKET
  • MARCH 20: Berlin, Germany, Privat Club w. PLASTICZOOMS (Japan)聽– TICKET

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More info soon!

Press and partners: download the press kit here.