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    J-pop gone rogue

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 07/04/2019

    » Anyone who's been to Japan (or spent a decent amount of time on the internet) would have probably come across T-shirts with puzzling or badly translated English. Perusing CHAI's pastel-hued website gives you a similar experience except that everything actually makes sense -- "We Are New Exciting Onna (female) Band From Japan! NEO KAWAII ! COMPLEX IS ART!," its meta description announces. A click and a quick scroll down also give you an overview on the group's "NEO KAWAII" ethos, which essentially goes against any notions of the classic kawaii ("You don't need to have big eyes or have skinny legs to be KAWAII! There should be many more types of KAWAII, and everyone is KAWAII in her own way … Our insecurities make us who we are. The insecurities become art. KAWAII is a never-ending journey!").

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    From the Ashes

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 05/11/2017

    » On their sophomore LP, the French-Cuban sisters return with a collection of sublime songs about resistance and resilience with a globalist slant

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    Top of the Pops

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 29/04/2018

    » Pentatonix/ PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I

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    Why So Serious?

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 26/06/2016

    » The latest lush album from Andrew Bird angles for acutely self-aware songwriting and succeeds in never being obtuse.

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    Local indie alive and well

    B Magazine, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 21/12/2014

    » A collective's comprehensive debut compilation provides a solid glimpse at the potential of the local music scene

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