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Nulbarich, produced by singer-songwriter JQ, released their first album, Guess Who? in 2016 featuring songs used in commercials for Honda and other globally recognized brands, and attracting attention on the Japanese pop/rock scene. A mere two years later, in 2018, they successfully sold out one of Japan’s largest concert venues, the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.
JQ’s background as a beat maker has evolved into the band’s current style, a combination of live music and sampled beats creating a groovy sound that blends seamlessly with JQ’s mix of English and Japanese vocals culminating in original emotional, pop melodies. Their album New Gravity released in 2021 features collaborations with a variety of both Japanese and overseas artists, including Thai singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit.
Nulbarich has opened for Jamiroquai in Tokyo in 2017 and have successfully toured in China, Taiwan, and South Korea. They also broadened their reach into the U.S. market by performing at “City Pop Night” in December 2022 and "Moon in the Sky" in June 2023, both events held in Los Angeles. As part of an ongoing 2022 project “AREA DIP” which is designed to introduce artists that represent city cultures of various Asian countries to the world, JQ has acted as a curator for a special club event presented as part of the same year’s Summer Sonic Festival in August, inviting SE SO NEON from South Korea and Phum Viphurit from Thailand. AREA DIP was held in Taiwan in April as "Spring Wave 2023" and Nulbarich performed at the event. They also performed at "Road to Sonic Bang Bangkok 2023 International Music Festival" in Thailand in August and "Busan International Rock Festival" in South Korea in October, and continue to receive enthusiastic welcomes everywhere.
The single "DAY feat. PUNPEE" in August was co-produced with SUNNY BOY, a producer who has worked on tracks by such prominent names as Namie Amuro and BTS. The song is a collaboration between JQ's relaxed and pleasant vocal and PUNPEE's intelligent and yet somewhat cynical lyrics, creating a nice synergy. Their brand-new single "Skyline," released on October 4th, is featured as the ending theme song for Migi & Dali, the much-talked-about TV anime adaptation of the original cartoon by Nami Sano, which began to be broadcast and digitally distributed from October 2nd.
Nulbarich’s updated, contemporary city pop continues to attract attention from around the world as they look to expand their activities beyond Japan.