Radwimps is a Japanese rock band formed in 2001 while the members were in high school and it's getting more famous among those who like J-rock. Their songs feature a mixture of different rhythms and possess traces of techno, pop, hip-hop, etc... Their name is a mix of the English words 'rad' and 'wimp'. It is a term they coined themselves meaning "excellent weakling" or "superlative coward".Sometimes the band goes by just the shortened version of their name, Rad.
Their record company is EMI Music Japan and with them they have released four CD's and some singles. It is worth noting that all the songs were composed by Youjirou Noda, the vocalist, who has lived in America for four years which may explain the prevalence of English lyrics in the band's songs.
Yōjirō Noda (野田洋次郎) (July 5, 1985) vocals, guitar.
Akira Kuwahara (桑原彰) (April 4, 1985) guitar and band leader.
Yūsuke Takeda (武田祐介) (May 24, 1985) bass guitar.
Satoshi Yamaguchi (山口智史) (March 20, 1985) drums.