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There are multiple artists named Perfume:

1) Perfume is a three-girl / group from Hiroshima, Japan who debuted locally in 2001 and nationally in 2005. In 2001, three 11-12 year old girls from an Artist School formed a group together in their hometown of Hiroshima primarily consisting of Yuka Kashino (Kashiyuka), Ayaka Nishiwaki (A-Chan) and Yūka Kawashima (“Kawayuka”). Because all three members had the Japanese character (香) for fragrance in their names, they named the group Perfume. Kawayuka soon left the group to pursue her studies and Ayano Omoto (“Nocchi”) took her place, invited by A-Chan. In 2002, they released two limited edition singles only in Hiroshima, called “OMAJINAI★ペロリ” and “彼氏募集中”. All three members moved to Tokyo in 2003 and became produced by 中田ヤスタカ. Between the years of 2003 and 2004, they produced “スウィートドーナッツ”, “モノクロームエフェクト”, and “ビタミンドロップ” under the indie label Bee-Hive Records. During that time, they performed to a one-man live three times. Because the girls were so energetic, fans acquired an appreciation for them.

It wasn’t until 2007 that Perfume gained attention, when their single “ポリリズム(Polyrhythm)” became the theme song for a nationwide recycling campaign. The day of its release, it hit number #4 on the Oricon charts and #7 for the weekly ranking, making this the first time Perfume reached the top 10. Almost overnight the group became a success, and to date they have sold nearly 60,000 copies of “ポリリズム”.

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  • I0000days

    Not gonna lie, there are times when overly complex teens and overly serious adults successfully trick me into thinking Perfume is not the greatest band ever. But even then... I still listen to them ~575 times a day so it's not like it matters.

    30 Aug 7:12am Reply
  • catsinspace

    perfume > perfume

    30 Aug 6:41am Reply
  • I0000days

    *pokes dead shoutbox*

    29 Aug 7:53pm Reply
  • I0000days

    post some nudes of Kashiyuka or smth guys I'm bored

    29 Aug 7:53pm Reply
  • Seasonreaper

    Looking at the setlist they played last year in the UK, they probably won't play Edge when I see them in November. This makes me sad.

    18 Aug 1:02am Reply
  • Carrotov

    saw dem in hiroshima earlier this month, they are amazing.

    14 Aug 1:11pm Reply
  • lightningmonkey

    what an awkward way to sample Perfect Star Perfect Style

    14 Aug 12:54am Reply
  • deadgrandma

    I hate pop

    13 Aug 2:28am Reply
  • donuthoes

    v oh my god they're wearing grills

    12 Aug 10:33pm Reply
  • Pretsy

    In fact, the hell - even some Perfume songs had looping samples as well (for eg. I never knew that 'Speed of Sound' had this looping around)

    12 Aug 9:28pm Reply
  • Pretsy

    Let's play 'Recognize the Nakata sample' game! (hint: shoutbox's context)

    12 Aug 9:18pm Reply
  • hidoku

    i love how in 'hold your hand' i think im listening to the beatles

    12 Aug 2:22pm Reply
  • deadgrandma

    @physical things: ffo kcuf

    12 Aug 3:34am Reply
  • donuthoes

    once heard teddyloid's fly away song in a (shitty) local commercial for some cosmetology school

    11 Aug 12:30pm Reply
  • Pretsy

    Best Chocolate Disco cover

    10 Aug 4:57pm Reply
  • donuthoes

    meh, its a flat cover

    9 Aug 8:54pm Reply
  • physicalthings

    v fuck off

    9 Aug 6:35pm Reply
  • deadgrandma

    Covers that deconstruct the original are best covers though... Look at that Jun Togawa covers album...

    9 Aug 4:23pm Reply
  • Pretsy

    Lmao, but okay - the sample just didn't sound right to me, yet :E (I think they should have rather "Puppy Love" covered? Seeing as it won't change much due to its "natural-ish" sound...bass riff you know etc.)

    9 Aug 4:11pm Reply
  • deadgrandma

    v but you listen to DIR EN GREY, shouldn't you be used to messes?

    9 Aug 2:04am Reply
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