japan

Grime

How Grime Grew From London into a Thriving International Entity

Worldwide scenes have been popping up for years. Now, with some weight behind them, they’re gaining a cultural foothold in their areas.
Jesse Bernard
1.3.19
Premieres

Two Japanese Metalpunk Legends Collide in Suzisuzi

Members of Yellow Machinegun and Abnormals fuel the jittery punk chaos of new album 'Microphone's Counter Attack!'
Kim Kelly
5.25.18
Noisey News

A Guy From a Clown-Themed Iron Maiden Covers Band Maybe Smuggled £5 Million in Drugs

I know that's a lot at once. I know.
Lauren O'Neill
1.5.18
New music

Cult Japanese New Wavers Dendö Marionette Are Getting Their 1981 EP Reissued

The new record will also contain a long lost and unheard EP from 1982.
Tim Scott
9.6.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Thundercat Is the World's Most Joyous Weeb in "Tokyo" Video

"Gonna blow all my cash on anime (yes!)"
Phil Witmer
8.3.17
Longreads Or Whatever

Breakdancing Through Japan

A few days in Japan at the Red Bull BC One Championship, the individual B-Boy equivalent of the World Cup.
Jeff Weiss
4.11.17
ask a smart person

We Asked a Sword Instructor to Judge Lupe Fiasco’s Use of a Blade

In a move we didn't see coming, we found ourselves along the way.
Phil Witmer
3.30.17
Premieres

Abigail and Lustrum Stay Wild and Sleazy on an Unholy New Split

Stream 'Too Wild for the Crowd,' the new split from these filthy Japanese legends and their Satanic American pals.
Ben Handelman
11.24.16
Photos

Exclusive: An Intimate Look Behind the Scenes of Halsey's Japanese Tour

Halsey's in the midst of an endless tour and here we get a glimpse into her world on the Japanese leg—a riot of fans, food, and incredible cityscapes.
Kim Taylor Bennett
5.17.16
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
5.12.16
Holy Shit

Vic Mensa and Skrillex Explore Tokyo's Underworld in "No Chill"

Up the cyberpunx.
John Hill
2.19.16
Features

In Case You Need Proof that Japan Goes Hard for Grime

Here's a couple videos Stormzy shot on his current tour.
1.28.16
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