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Band-Maid MCM Comic Con Live Review/Feature - Fringe Festival 29/5/16

J-Rockers Band-Maid make first European performance at huge MCM Comic Con

Band-Maid, one of Japan’s up-and-coming all-girl rock acts, made their live debut to UK/Europe at MCM London Comic Con, which took place from 27-29th May 2016 at ExCel London, hosting the UK's biggest Modern Pop Culture Event.


The Tokyo quintet who formed in 2013, consisting of Miku (guitar/vocals), Saiki (vocals), Kanami (guitar), Akane (drums) and bassist Misa – have been building quite a reputation and fan-base all over with their blend of cute yet deadly rock music and stand out imagery (appropriately dressing as maids) whilst they unleash and deliver their seriously skilled and striking sounds. The concept of the maid outfit aesthetic stems from founder Miku’s experiences in the maid cafes of Akihabara – the Tokyo district known for otaku (‘geek’) culture and passion for rock music.


Through their music videos they have been reaping success and gaining well deserved attention, especially for the videos f…

Stencil Mag - Issue 37 - 31st May 2016 - Saosin, Shinedown, Halestorm & More!

So this was a big issue for me! I got to interview Arejay from Halestorm and Barry from Shinedown, which was massive as big fan of both bands, be sure to check out as make for great reads! Halestorm is here:  https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue37/95

Shinedown here: https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue37/133

I reviewed a hell of a lot of albums too! See below direct links!

 Deftones, Saosin, Goo Goo Dolls & Armonite - https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue37/183

All Hail The Yeti, Magnolia, Martyr, Dead By Wednesday - https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue37/185

 My Native Spell, Actual Villians & Franklins Dealers - https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue37/191

Kath and the Kicks - https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue37/222

Elessar & Grand Rezerva - https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue37/223

I also done my first ever book review of the essential guide for musicians of If It Was My Band by Emma Scott - see here: https://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue37/208