CHAI - PUNK

PUNK

CHAI

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12" Vinyl Album (Limited Edition) 10 tracks £18.99 Out of stock
CD Album 10 tracks £10.99

Description

CHAI - PUNK

Limited edition white vinyl

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'CURLY ADVENTURE' HERE



“’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!”

It’s revolution, CHAI explain, but also evolution – their rebellious streak was always there in the dazzling technicolour of PINK searing spots in your eyes and their expectation-defying live shows. Bassist Yuuki explains: “‘PUNK’ was what we had been doing all along – not caring about what people think and instead showing everyone who we are and what our music is. That’s ‘PUNK’. This whole time our concept of your ‘complexes being art’ and ‘changing the norm’ was ‘PUNK’ all along.”

This realisation fuses CHAI’s new work with a desire to take life by the reigns and take control of their own destinies.

This inner strength comes out in the music. If PINK was a plastic, hyper-bright introduction then PUNK is a deeper, less blinding but more impactful graduation. It’s the movement from vivid orange to slow-burning red.

Yuuki crafted the irrepressible album sleeve, with a laughing girl bursting through a shell. The message, they say, is clear: “Hello, New Me!” You under-estimate CHAI at your peril.



Reviews

“It's chaotic; it's noisy; it's brilliant. It's CHAI. Punks in pink ready to bring Neo Kawaii to the world." - DORK ★★★★★

“On PUNK - which follows their debut, PINK - singer-yelper Mana denounces kawaii culture: Japan’s patriarchal gaze on all things cute and cuddly. Full of helter-skelter riffs and rallying chants, she’s at once exhausting and enlivening, propelled by breakneck new-wave that sometimes veers into Day-Glo dance-punk.” - Q Magazine ★★★★

“CHAI's infectious blend of electro-pop is on par with dance-punk legends... powerful and
Unapologetic.”
- London in Stereo

“[CHAI] have defied all expectations”
“The follow-up to 2018’s impeccable slice of bubbling post-punk is an explosion of neon-colour. E-numbers and anything else hyperactive.”

DIY ★★★★

"A genre smashing assault of the senses" - The Skinny ★★★★

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (Limited Edition) (HVNLP169C)
  1. CHAI - CHOOSE GO!
  2. CHAI - GREAT JOB
  3. CHAI - I'm me
  4. CHAI - Wintime
  5. CHAI - THIS IS CHAI
  6. CHAI - Fashionista
  7. CHAI - FAMILY MEMBER
  8. CHAI - Curly adventure
  9. CHAI - Feel the BEAT
  10. CHAI - Future
CD Album (HVNLP169CD)
  1. CHAI - CHOOSE GO!
  2. CHAI - GREAT JOB
  3. CHAI - I'm me
  4. CHAI - Wintime
  5. CHAI - THIS IS CHAI
  6. CHAI - Fashionista
  7. CHAI - FAMILY MEMBER
  8. CHAI - Curly adventure
  9. CHAI - Feel the BEAT
  10. CHAI - Future