June 9, 2014 – J-Pop female vocal duo YANAKIKU will make their American debut at San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit on July 19. The Kimono Cosplay singers will perform on the Pagoda Main Stage in Japan Town and participate in the festival’s Cosplay Masquerade in addition to meet and greet sessions and cosplay demonstrations at their booth all weekend long.
The duo joins an all-star lineup of great Japanese music artists at this year’s J-Pop Summit, including Tokyo Girls’ Style, May’n, and Pinky Doodle Poodle. You can find out more about the event at the link below.
In April of this year, YANAKIKU’s new song “FUJIYAMA DISCO” was released on iTunes in 109 countries, plus online services Amazon MP3, Recochoku.jp, dwaongo.jp, music.jp, Spotify, Xbox music and FaRao. The music video for “FUJIYAMA DISCO” scored over 60,000 views in its first month on YouTube.
Their latest song “Paku Paku Kingyo” was released last week, coupled with a playful music video portraying YANAKIKU as two golden fish singing about their secret crush.
For those who don’t know about YANAKIKU, they are a J-Pop female duo that was formed in 2012 and released their first single, “Miwaku no LADY” in October of the same year. They performed at TIFFCOM 2013 in Japan the year after debut. They also released their second single “UP↑SIDE↓DOWN” in the same year.
In January 2014, YANAKIKU performed at Tokyo Dome’s Furusato Matsuri. In April 2014, they released their new music video “FUJIYAMA DISCO,” achieving over 20,000 views in the first week, followed by a digital release of English and Japanese versions of the song in 109 countries. In July 2014 they will return to the UK for an encore performance at Hyper Japan 2014 and make their American debut at San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit.
With their unique costumes named “Kimo-Cos” (“Kimono Cosplay”) and their live Japanese calligraphy, YANAKIKU’s high-energy performances and bright, funny personalities are winning over music fans worldwide.
Music Video for「FUJIYAMA△DISCO JPN ver.」
Music Video for 「PAKUPAKU KINGYO」
Event Information for J-Pop Summit:
YANAKIKU Official Facebook (International): https://www.facebook.com/yanakiku
YANAKIKU Official Website: http://yanakiku.jp
YANA Twitter: https://twitter.com/yanakiku_yana
KIKU Twitter: https://twitter.com/yanakiku_kiku