Perfume announce new album, back catalogue live on iTunes

By | Published on Thursday 20 June 2013


Japanese electro house-leaning pop trio Perfume have announced that they will release their fourth studio album, entitled ‘Level 3’, this autumn, reports Neo. The long player is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘JPN’, which earned them their third consecutive number one in Japan’s Oricon chart.

As with the vast majority of Japanese records, there’s no word of a full UK release for ‘Level 3’. However, the group’s management company, Amuse Inc, is currently in the process of pushing Perfume to a wider global audience, yesterday launching a new profile for the band on iTunes worldwide, making available all of their releases back to 2005 single ‘Linear Motor Girl’ for the first time.

And while some Perfume releases were available on iTunes internationally before, the launch yesterday was the first time any of their material was available on iTunes in Japan – online music, and especially iTunes, having taken much longer to gain momentum in that market. What’s more, it has also been announced that the label will begin to upload full music videos from the group to their official YouTube profile (rather than the usual short clips Japanese pop acts tend to provide).

As previously reported, Perfume are also about to embark on their first tour outside of Asia, playing a sold out show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 5 Jul, which will be beamed back live to cinemas in their home country.