If you are a fan of the 60s garage rock band go here The Thyme 1. THYME is a Japanese J-pop band formed in July 2004. They had their first live show at a live house in Tokyo in March 2005, and in October of that year THYME released their first independently produced single. In March 2006, they released their second indie single, and July of that year Takafumi Hoshino officially joined the band. They had their major debut in September 2007 with their first official single "Hello".