Japanese girl band Trippple Nippples

Quan Yeomans Reader Find

By Quan Yeomans in New Music on Wednesday 14 December 2011

After some months of drooling over the MySpace profile pics of these stunning humans slathered in tar, feathers, noodles, paper and polka dots, I finally got to see them up close and personal in the basement of an old hospital abandoned and virtually untouched, complete with freaky Kraftwerk-esque bakelite medical equipment from the early 80s.

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Perfume: an all-girl pop trio from Japan

Patrick Gildersleeves Reader Find

By Patrick Gildersleeves in New Music on Friday 7 October 2011

I may be marking myself out as a bit of a nerd here, but I have a guilty pleasure in listening to the poppiest of pop music from the Far East, particularly Japan and South Korea. Perfume, an all-girl trio are my favourite group and they make ridiculously super produced electro pop music.

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Happy End: seminal Japanese folk band from the 1970s

Susanna Corcoran Reader Find

By Susanna Corcoran in New Music on Saturday 13 August 2011

Legendary in the Japanese music scene of the 70s, the folk-rock band Happy End was virtually unknown (and probably still is) to the Western world until Sofia Coppola included their hit, Kaze wo atsumete, in Lost in Translation. The childlike simplicity of the tune is addicting, especially when played by two anonymous Japanese men with […]

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Layla Lane: a Japanese-Western duo

Ken Tanaka Reader Find

By Ken Tanaka in New Music on Monday 6 June 2011

Layla Lane are one of my favorite new Japanese pop bands. Perhapds they are better described as international pop, since they are a Japanese/Western duo. There’s a happy, bounciness to their music that always makes me smile. The above video is directed by up-and-coming Japanese director, Ken Ochia.

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Denki Groove’s wild video for Flashback Disco

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Music on Saturday 25 December 2010

Err, I have absolutely no idea what’s going here. But I so badly want to be a part of it! Yes, yes. Japanese dance-pop owns.

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Fake It! by Japanese electro band Denki Groove

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 21 December 2010

This is a video for the song ‘Fake It’ by Japanese electro band Denki Groove. What makes it truly disturbing are the little black bars on the divers’ eyes.

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The Suzan

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Music on Saturday 11 December 2010

Welcome to our latest musical obsession: all girl Japanese band, The Suzan, featuring the rather ample talents of sisters Rie [keyboards and vocals] and Saori [guitar and vocals].

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