J-Pop

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
11.11.16
Features

We Attended the Hatsune Miku Expo to Find Out if a Hologram Pop Star Could Be Human

She was created by a Japanese software company, but there's nothing imaginary about her millions of fans worldwide.
Calum Marsh
5.27.16
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
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
10.10.15
thump exclusive stream

"I Want to Be the C+C Music Factory and David Guetta Rolled Into One": Meet Turbo's Star Student 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
News

A 12-Year-Old Japanese Singer Went into a Coma After Inhaling Helium

12-year-old member of singing a group called 3B Junior is awake now, but she still can't move. It's a good reminder that breathing helium is a goofy—but real—way to die.
Mike Pearl
2.6.15
Music

Meet FEMM, the Sentient Mannequin J-Pop Supergroup

Do you like dance music but wish it were performed by glamorous robots in space-age catsuits?
Molly Osberg
12.11.14
Words

SOPHIE and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Are Working Together—So Who's Next?

Which J-pop stars could team up with Western producers now?
Patrick St Michael
5.27.14
Music

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Is the David Lynch of J-Pop

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the Japanese equivalent of US pop stars like Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, but her music is a wink to the inherent eeriness of her culture. She incorporates elements of body horror and surrealism that turn all that sugary cuteness sour.
Maggie Mustard
3.13.14
experimental

MIXED BY Spazzkid

Get ready for the best thirty minutes you'll spend all day.
David Garber
1.23.14
Music

A J-Pop Star Had a Head-Shaving Freakout Because She Has a Boyfriend

J-pop star Minami Minegishi—a senior member of 80-strong girl-group sensation AKB48—recently brought the "shave your head and make a hysterical apology on the internet" brand of freakout to Japan. Why? For committing the selfish sin of having a...
Sam Clements
2.5.13
Newer0102Older