One Direction takes the J-pop path to success

Nov 5, 2013

One Direction takes the J-pop path to success

by James Hadfield

By the group’s standards, it was a low-key finale. When One Direction completed its eight-month Take Me Home Tour at the second of two Makuhari Messe shows last Sunday in Chiba, it was in front of a relatively compact audience of 12,000 Japanese fans, ...

One Direction's new movie is a sign of the times

Aug 30, 2013

One Direction's new movie is a sign of the times

by Paul Morley

Those of us discreetly looking forward to a theatrically released film featuring One Direction were perhaps hoping for something more captivating and ingenious than a glorified electronic press kit. We wanted something that didn’t represent the depthless, scandal-mongering, narrow-minded, pleasure-seeking spirit of the times; ...

One Direction film premiere hits London

Aug 21, 2013

One Direction film premiere hits London

by Robin Millard

Thousands of screaming teenage girls swamped London’s Leicester Square on Tuesday as British boy band One Direction launched their first film with a glitzy red carpet premiere. Fans have camped out since Sunday to secure prime spots, hoping to catch a glimpse of the ...