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CHAI

punk

heavenly recordings



cd

Released: 15th Mar 2019

£11.99


limited first press white lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 3rd May 2019

£15.99


the Japanese four-piece’s follow-up to 2018’s ‘pink’ is a riotous salvo of frenetic garage pop that fans of deerhoof and pom poko should check out.

CHAI may worship at the altar of kawaii - their homeland’s culture of cute– but they’re not about to be pushed around by anyone. “’PUNK’ for us, of course, is not the genre of music,” say the band. “‘PUNK’ to us is to overturn the worn-out values associated with ‘kawaii’ or ‘cute’ created up until this point. ‘PUNK’ is a word that expresses a strong sense of self. To be yourself more, to become the person you truly want to be, to believe in yourself in every instance!” First single ‘Fashionista’ is a rebellious demand for self-acceptance in the face of society’s pressures.  At the core of their music is the concept of “Neo-Kawaii”.

punk

Tracklist

  1. CHOOSE GO!
  2. GREAT JOB
  3. I'm me
  4. Wintime
  5. THIS IS CHAI
  6. Fashionista
  7. FAMILY MEMBER
  8. Curly adventure
  9. Feel the BEAT
  10. Future