Disney's latest animation Frozen is still rolling through the cinemas and the lead song "Let It Go" has exploded in popularity with countless covers all around the world popping up on youtube in addition to Disney's official releases. Even Walt Disney’s earliest feature length animation Snow White has its lead song officially dubbed into various languages such as Japanese, and you can check out pop versions such as Hamasaki Ayumi’s un-released version of “Someday My Prince Will Come” recorded to promote the re-release of the film.
It has been a whole week since the Running Man crew and their wildly popular guests left our Great Southern Land, leaving Australian fans in a state of excited hysteria.
Pop, funk and soul musician Dru Chen spoke to us recently about his new single Turnaround and what is in store in 2014 for this talented musician.
After an unexpected delay, 2NE1 has released their eagerly awaited comeback MV Come Back Home from their long awaited album Crush. Come Back Home is visually futuristic with a return to 2NE1's earlier music style. Also released today is the second MV Happy. A double treat for 2NE1 fans!
The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) is the much heralded and final offering from legendary Japanese animated feature film director of Studio Ghibli fame – Hayao Miyazaki. In true Miyazaki style, it is loosely based on historical events steeped deeply in fantasy and adventure. Although this film is a highly fictionalised biography, it pays tribute to the real life Jiro Horikoshi – the chief engineer of many Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Sydney’s annual Japanese pop-culture convention SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show is launching its biggest comeback yet for a two-day convention on 9th and 10th August 2014.
Korean band CNBLUE released their 5th Korean EP titled Can't Stop. The lyrics was written by CNBLUE member Jung Yong-hwa & Heaven Light. This piano driven ballad has a catchy chorus with Yonghwa singing "Can't stop me now..."
2NE1's comeback music video Come Back Home from their new album Crush has been delayed.
The highly anticipated 4th EP from Girls Generation titled Mr Mr was released yesterday. This new track was produced by the team from The Underdogs who has produced tracks for Beyonce, Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake. Expect a more mature and aggressive sound from Girls' Generation.
Hostess Club Weekender Singapore marks the last of the stops in a series of festivals organised by leading Pan-Asian promoter Hostess Club. With a slew of festival dates within a period of two weeks, the company has produced stunning lineups in each of the countries presented. Kickstarting their flagship gig in Toyko, the festival has made its way through Hong Kong, Taiwan, Manila, and finally, Singapore.
The first ever Hostess Club Weekender was held at Fort Canning in Singpore last weekend. Fantastic acts such as The National (pictured above), Mogwai, King Krule and Asgeir played to a great venue. Photos brought to you by Hostess Club Weekender.
After announcing her first ever Australian tour with an exclusive Sydney show this March, tickets were snapped up and the show sold out in mere days. Due to popular demand, the March 23rd performance of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has been moved to the UNSW Roundhouse, where additional tickets have been made available and are on sale now. Tickets for the original Metro show will be valid at the Roundhouse.
Woolim Entertainment, also home of the sweet and spirited boygroup Infinite and Chinese twin duo Tasty have just released a preview of indie rockband NELL's new album Newton's Apple.
Madman Entertainment has announced the details for the Madman National cosplay Championship 2014 to be held at Supanova and AVCON.
Australian funk-soul singer-producer Dru Chen has announced the release of his new single Turnaround and is offering readers of The AU Review the chance to check out the futuristic artwork and download the audio for free.