Posts Tagged ‘japan’

like a shotgun needs an outcome

Feeling all B movie and dangerous like today hope this makes you feel the same ;)


warrior souls!

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London got Blitzkrieg’d this week by my brother from another mother Kabuki promoting his excellent new album Warrior Soul. He passed through DNB TVKool FMSwerve and the hallowed halls of 1Xtra click the links to listen back to him and Bailey chew the fat over the airwaves, twas a very nice show indeed. Watch out for me and Kabuki playing in Romania, Serbia (hopefully) and Japan later on in the year. Shouts to the online crew in Yalding for the pics, ya large ;) (more…)


model that cheeseburger

Japanese mcds

Its like your worst nightmare on ANTM, Jay screems ‘model that cheeseburger’! Americas Next Top Mcdonalds – well actually its Japan that this pret-a-porter inspired ad hails from, mmmmmmm cheeseburgers. (more…)


Thank Q Summer Sonic!

Summer Sonic Mountain Stage 2009

What an amazing weekend in an awesome country, Summer Sonic 2009 Japan was one of the best live experiences i’ve ever had! Truely humbling, the two shows with the Qemists in Tokyo & Osaka were what my childhood dreams were made of 10,000 strong crowds, speaker rigs and scaffolding to climb and gyrate on, huge video screens, dressing rooms next to uber stars, autograph signings, TV interviews…the list goes on and on.

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5yr old sings Folsom Prison Blues!

Wesley Sings Folsom Prison Blues

Meeting new people means seeing new things, the past weekend i definately did alot of the first and today catching up with them all im doin the latter. The fabulous Sera, from Shibuyas Rock Bar posted a lovely video about le weekend featuring 5yr old Wesley singing the Hokey Pokey, adorable…however i then found a host of mini guitar player videos which included little Wesley on guitar singing the Folsom Prison Blues! (more…)


Five Finger Death Punch

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These pleasant looking chaps were on before us at Summer Sonic in Tokyo & Osaka and rocked the fook out in tru metal form….i mean just check the press pick, beards, dreads and tats. The Qemists (me included) looked like Aloha From Hell in comparison! Blondie aka Ivan the lead singer is a sweetheart, even though his facial tattoo will have you believe he’s a murderer…he also dropped the scariest chat up line i’ve ever heard… (more…)


Aloha from Hell

Back from the East with a whole lot of detoxing going on…thanks to all the people we partied with from the Summer Sonic line up….thought i’d spend the next few posts getting familiar with their music cause i got familiar with every other part of them this past weekend….ho hum ;) (more…)


Japan – Plastician

beg to differ - plastician

More emails this morning (ok afternoon) about Augusts’ Japan gigs @ Summer Sonic(more…)


Summer Tour Dates!

Haven’t been bloggin’ as ferociously as i used to lately and that is kind of down to being so blooming busy with the boys from Brighton! Touring with The Qemists this year has already took me to 5 different countries, playing around 24 gigs in support of their debut album ‘Join The Q’ which is out now! If you haven’t seen us yet there’s plenty of gigs on the way over summer, check out the tour dates in right column on blog. This little video is a snapshot of The Qemists Live so far… (more…)


One hour til the off!

Im the only one still awake at Qemist HQ, there’s an hour before the bus comes to pick us up for our two week road trip across Europe. Im mad excited and also hoping to make most of cot in back of splitter hence the no sleeping (thanks Mr Carne!). All sorts of things running through my head…did i pack enough knickers, should i have brought my skirt, will he bother like i did to make the 5 hour round trip, should i shave my hair off and why have i only brought clothes that make me look like a teenage boy?! Nothing major i suppose just last minute jitters…all melts away when i think of all the fun we’re gonna have on stage. Yay Antwerp here we come :)


Japan – Osaka Shots!

No time to write to much to take in, miss my camera but the Iphone is capturing the moments nicely!


Im off to Japan!!!

Its official The Qemists will be in Japan in March performing live at The Liquid Rooms, Tokyo and Triangle, Osaka! Its been nearly 3 years since i was last in the east and i soooo can’t wait to go back esp with what i hope will be an amazing live show…rehearsals start next week :)

Jenna Ration G :P


Jenna G x The Qemists

A long time ago i wrote a tune with the Brighton dnb collective The Qemists, thanks to a Ninja Tune hook up. Finally their album ‘Join The Q‘ is finished and set for release this year featuring Wiley, Beardyman, Zoe Devlin, Mike Patton and little old me plus some banging beats n bass! First single is gonna be our collab ‘On the run‘, im mad excited as not only is there gonna be a video for the track (you know i loves the camera!!) but i”ll also be starting to rehearse down n Brighton with the Qemists alongside MC ID as part of their live show in a few weeks! After seeing Pendulum tear it up @ Origin in Perth im really keen to see how this live set up will work out. Im learning lyrics etc for all singing parts on the album as i type, its so much fun! Will keep you posted with gig dates which are coming up as soon as February, also theres rumours of a Japan tour in March, all dates will be listed on Events section in sidebar. Check out The Qemists and get ready for some heavyweight live show business!

Jenna Ration G


My European Christmas day….

So right over the other side of the earth and who do i end up spending my Christmas day with…non other than a lovely bunch of europeans and some random asians (thats not racist thats what they call people from Japan in OZ)…. In true style the Brit lad got drunk & rowdy and i had ot make an exit  but i had fun all in all getting to know how to say ‘ Cheers’ ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘f**k off’ in 4 different languages… it always comes in handy :)

Jenna Ration G on Tour