Since Kyary’s sold out debut at London early this year, the Japanese pop star is set to release another album this year. “The What The!? Collection or “Nandakorekushon” will be slated for release on June 26 in Japan. Capsules’ Yasutaka Nakata has once again worked with Kyary for the album as her producer and songwriter.
“My second album will finally be released! It would make so happy if the picture for the limited edition made you mutter, ‘What the!?’ The CD also has all sorts of songs, from the rock-flavoured ‘Fashion Monster’ to the sparkly alien song ‘Invader Invader’, so please look forward to it! It definitely won’t let you down! I want you all to hear it soon!” announced an overly excited Pamyu Pamyu.
The official track list of “Nandakorekuhson” is as follows:
1. Nanda Collection (なんだこれくしょん)
2. Ninja Re Bang Bang (にんじゃりばんばん)
3. Kimi ni 100 Percent (キミに100パーセント)
4. Super Scooter Happy
5. Invader Invader (インベーダーインベーダー)
6. Mi (み)
7. Fashion Monster (ファッションモンスター)
8. Saigo no Ice Cream (さいごのアイスクリーム)
9. Noriko to Norio (のりことのりお)
10. Furisodation (ふりそでーしょん)
11. Kurakura (くらくら)
12. Otona na Kodomo (おとななこども)
Check out Kyary’s latest music video for her single, “Invader Invader” where obviously, dubstep sounds have started to invade Japanese pop as well.
On January 29, singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (20) celebrated her 20th birthday with a special live event presented by telecommunications company “KDDI” at the Zojo-ji in Shiba Park, Tokyo. With Tokyo Tower as her backdrop, she dressed in the pink ninja style and performed 7 songs including her song “Fashion Monster” for 1,500 people.
She talked about drinking at midnight upon turning 20 and revealed that she is a “merry drinker” stating, “I drank alcohol that tasted like juice. I laughed a lot.” She spoke about love with, “I want to try [dating.] I am currently not [dating anyone],” and subsequently lifted her “ban” on alcohol and romantic relationships.
The PV for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s upcoming single, “Fashion Monster“, has been revealed through Warner Music Japan’s official YouTube channel!
“Fashion Monster” is Kyary’s 3rd single, and it’s scheduled for release on October 17th. This electronic rock number is written and composed by Nakata Yasutaka (capsule), and it serves as the CM song for apparel brand, ‘g.u.‘.
On May 23rd, Harajuku sensation Kyary Pamyu Pamyu plans to hold a live event through YouTube Live.
The event is being held in celebration of her first full album “Pamyu Pamyu Revolution“, which comes out the same day. Fans can tune in to the program at 4:45 PM JST, where Kyary will be broadcasting live from her “Pamyu Pamyu Kakumei in La Foret Harajuku” event at Tokyo’s La Foret Harajuku. Following this stream at 6:00 PM, fans can watch the fake documentary “The Truth About Kyary Pamyu Pamyu” on Space Shower TV, and then watch her regular show “Space Shower Area” at 7:00 PM on the same channel.
There are also plans to broadcast special programs starring Kyary on Space Shower TV in addition to Space Shower TV Plus. On May 23rd, fans can watch Kyary introduce her favorite music videos on “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Suki Suki Video Selection“, and on May 26th watch her “Pamyu Pamyu TV” show featuring T.M.Revolution.
Make sure to tune in here on May 23rd to watch her YouTube event, and check out her video selection for her Space Shower TV program below!
A recurring theme in the Strange Boutique column has been the question of what has gone wrong with pop music in Japan. Amid discussions of the pernicious influence of advertising agencies, record industry conservatism in the face of declining sales, and the faceless, self-replicating Eurobeat monstrosity from out of Akihabara, there was one fundamental thing that Japanese pop seemed to have lost: The ability to make you go, "Wha…?"
For many, however, a pinprick of light emerged from the shade of not-quite-as-influential-as-it-was Tokyo fashion hub of Harajuku this July with the release of "Ponponpon," a song by fashion model-cum-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (her label, Warner Music Japan, refuses to confirm her real name). Largely passing underneath the mainstream media’s radar at first, it was a viral smash hit that annoyed people who deserved to be annoyed but delighted teenage girls, Belgians (where, along with Finland, it topped the iTunes electronic charts) and bemused netsurfers everywhere with the Technicolor blizzard of candy canes and eyeballs that made up its video, and its idiotically catchy "pon pon wei wei wei" chorus, courtesy of capsule/Perfume producer Yasutaka Nakata.