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
9.19.18
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
Premieres

Rediscover Your Love of Eiffel 65 with Meishi Smile's "Angel's Egg"

The Zoom Lens head serves up transcendent trance-pop ahead of a new label comp.
Phil Witmer
6.13.17
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
1.3.17
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
11.11.16
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
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
5.11.16
we saw this

The Virtual Pop Star Hatsune Miku Is So Good She Makes Me Want to Throw Up

The brilliance of Hatsune Miku is that it turns the music industry’s inherent phoniness into an enormous cosplay endeavor.
Drew Millard
5.7.16
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
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Babymetal Take Their Metal Resistance to 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

The Japanese pop-metal sensation performed their mega-hit "Gimme Chocolate!!" on their first US TV appearance.
Noisey Staff
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
10.10.15
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