Perfume's Bold Ambition: J-Pop Group Talks Fan Stunts, Babymetal & Taking Over America

Perfume's Bold Ambition: J-Pop Group Talks Fan Stunts, Babymetal & Taking Over America

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Onstage, Perfume is the otherworldly, Japanese pop-techno trio that delivers its high-pitched pop melodies with robotically precise choreography—like they did at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom earlier this month to close the U.S. leg of their Cosmic Explorer Tour. Offstage, Perfume still has their high-pitched voices, but have a warm, almost childlike amusement about themselves and their success that just this year includes their biggest U.S. tour to date and their first charting album.

Talking to Fuse at the west Manhattan site of their Perfume: A Gallery Experience costume and technology exhibit, the three members see their personalities shine in a different way than on stage or in a music video. While Perfume doesn't have a dedicated leader, A-Chan more or less embodies that role, seeming the most at ease and speaking slowly to make sure each of her words are heard. Meanwhile, Kashiyuka comes off as friendly and warm, making some eye contact through her perfectly straight bangs. And the cool Nocchi, with her bob cut and dedication to wearing shorts and pants, is the most guarded of the bunch, but even she can't check her emotions when something piques her interest (like mentioning J-pop idol Utada Hikaru or beloved Perfume single "Glitter"). 

From the fans that made an impression on them to what the future holds, get to know Perfume a bit better before they return again for another (undoubtedly bigger) tour.

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