CHAI is an adventure where all-things are Pink, a sound that fuses the likings of Basement Jaxx, CSS, and Tom Tom Club, lyrics catered to self-empowerment and re-defining the definition of “kawaii” or cute, and indescribably fun visuals that’ll surelyabsorb you whole!
The 4-piece band from Nagoya, Japan consists of identical twins MANA (voc/keys), KANA (gt/cho), YUUKI (ba/cho), and YUNA (dr/cho) bound together in 2015. CHAI’s concept of “NEOkawaii” or new cute derived from personal experiences where they simply did not fit into society’s standard of “cute.” This concept has drawn in audiences world-wide and can be best described in their hit single, “N.E.O.”, from their 1 st album PINK.
Rock act Chai has no time for your definition of 'cute' - JAPAN TIMES
CHAI Undermines Worn Out Notions of Kawaii & 'PUNK' On Its Ebullient New Album - NPR
Meet CHAI: The Four-Piece Band Hailing from Nagoya, Japan Ready to Make Their Mark - SHE SHREDS
Meet Chai, the Eclectic Japanese Rock Band Redefining What It Means to Be Cute - PITCHFORK