Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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 stream

Stockholm Stalwarts Lo-Fi-Fnk Share J-Pop Influenced Single "Pirate Radio"

Fair warning: this track will get stuck in your head.
David Garber
4.9.15
Instagram Report

What Musicians Were Wearing and Sharing on Instagram This Week 1/4

Madonna's on (kind of) on fleek, Tay-Tay's flying high, and Drake's feeling especially Canadian in this week's Instagram Report.
Emma-Lee Moss
1.4.15
we saw this

What Happened at Japan's Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, no booze, cross-dressing, and segregation: this fest is all about promoting Harajuku culture to foreign bodies.
Daniel Robson
10.8.14
Words

THUMP Investigates Japanese Electronica, Part 3: Japan's Influence On Western Music

The third and final chapter of THUMP Investigates Japanese electronica series.
Sam Murphy
8.27.14
Festivals 2014

What People Were Wearing at Japan's Summer Sonic Festival

Even Japanese festivalgoers like flower crowns. But they really upped the ante with their stuffed worm headgear.
Daniel Robson
8.20.14
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
Features

The Top 10 Most Insanely Awesome Looking Japanese Artists Ever

Japanese musicians have a finely honed sense of sartorial crazy. Lion-shaped hair? A Nintendo-accented lampshade hat? Why have two eyes when you can have eight. Popstars the world over: take note.
7.23.13