J-Pop

Premieres

Tentenko Is Japanese Pop Music's Greatest Weirdo

The ex-idol's first solo release outside of Japan, which you can listen to right now, is catchy, blissful, and brilliantly inventive.
Alex Robert Ross
9.20.18
That Rainbow's End

These Photos of a Japanese Pop Artist Dissolve a Language Barrier

British photographer Francesca Allen met Aya Gloomy in Tokyo in 2016, building the same sort of connection Aya's music may make with you.
Tshepo Mokoena
9.19.18
PROFILES

The Subversive Pop Power of Rina Sawayama

The London artist's debut album 'RINA' is a masterclass in pop music history reworked for a generation brought up on the Instagram timeline.
Daisy Jones
11.20.17
New music

Charli XCX and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Spin a Candy Floss Cloud on ‘Crazy Crazy’

Their sugary collaboration with Japanese producer Yasutaka Nakata has arrived.
Lauren O'Neill
1.19.17
Noisey News

Charli XCX is Collaborating With Kyary Pamyu Pamyu So Get Ready To Vomit Glitter


Preview their glitchy duet "Crazy Crazy" right now.
Lauren O'Neill
1.2.17
thump exclusive video

We Made Sushi Burritos with Kero Kero Bonito and Discussed Their Jubilant Debut Album

Watch the London electro-pop trio chat about the making of 'Bonito Generation' over some tasty wraps.
THUMP Canada Staff
11.14.16
Interviews

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Babymetal

A sit down interview with the three teenage girls behind the Japanese pop-metal phenomenon known as Babymetal.
Kim Kelly
5.12.16
Music

Your iPhone Was Made for This J-Pop Music Video

Consider yourselves "hacked" by adorable pop stars, Lyrical School.
Kara Weisenstein
4.29.16
Holy Shit

Everyone Else, Imma Let You Finish, But Lyrical School Just Released the Best Music Video of All Time

OF ALL TIME.
Emma Garland
4.6.16
Music

Japan's Biggest Metal Band Features Two Underaged Girls and a Bearded, Cross-Dressing Singer

Ladybaby combines the furious intensity of screamo metal with the saccharine sweetness of J-pop. Despite forming in May, the trio has become an online sensation and just embarked on an international tour.
Roc Morin
10.12.15
thump exclusive stream

"I Want to Be the PC Music Factory and David Guetta Rolled Into One": Meet Kane West

Listen to the title track from Kane West's 'Expenses Paid' EP on Turbo Recordings.
Rachael D’Amore
8.7.15
Art

The Future Is Here, And It's a Japanese Pop Concert

Daito Manabe teams up with Japanese pop group Perfume to take projection-mapped performances to the next level.
Beckett Mufson
3.23.15
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