Chris Stagg presents Words & Sound, the arts and culture podcast on Phoenix FM. Super fun happy happy joy joy episode! My very special guests this week are Kiru and Devon from Tofu Cute. We talk about all things Japanese candy and Kawaii culture and for the first time ever we have a head to head in the W&S Quiz! I also take a quick look at MCM Comic Con and the anime explosion. All songs selected by Kiru and Devon, including a bit of an exclusive, the first air play of tracks from Devon’s own band; Panda Island. Enjoy the show!
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Songs played in this episode:
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Candy Candy
“We chose this song as Kyary Pamu Pamu is one of the Queens of Kawaii, this song is super fun and is just the essence of J-pop!
Sugary, sweet and best of all – about Candy!”
Twice – Candy Pop
“Twice is a cutesy all girl-group from South Korea! When it comes to music, there’s a lot of hidden gems that we’re yet to hear over here in the west, and it’s the same with candy too!”
Panda Island – Invincible
“My two greatest passions are Japanese kawaii culture, and music! My bandmate Sam and I always have the best time creating electropop as colourful, fun and sweet as Japanese candy. ‘Invincible’ is one of the first songs I started writing”
Panda Island – Sky Kids
“‘Sky Kids’ is a song about growing and moving on from the troubles of your past. We hope our music can give people the same feeling of joy we get when we’re creating it.”