I’ve honestly never heard of Chatmonchy prior to randomly finding them on MySpace. But upon hearing their single “Shangri-La” I was so hooked. “Shangri-La” is honestly one of the most darling songs I have ever heard. Even though I don’t speak or understand Japanese, the sugar-coated feeling I get when hearing this song is heaven. Hashimoto Eriko has one of the most adorable and innocent voices I’ve ever heard. Hearing her say “Shangrira Kimi wo omouto Kyou mo nemurenai Boku no koto” just makes my heart flutter! I swear the simplicity of this song along with the bouncy and almost disco-like bass beats just make you want to close your eyes and bob your head and shake your body over and over in a cotton candy filled field over and over. Can too much sugar ever be too much! Not with this song! If the it were possible to have this song playing through loud speakrs throughout the world there would be nothing but peace and harmony. I promise! There is no way that anyone can resist its infectious harmony!
This female trio from Tokushima, Japan have been playing since 2000. They’ve been together since they were in high school. Four years later they played out and received some recognition then recorded their first demo. Well, that’s how the story goes anyways. Now with their hit song “Shangri-La” out in Japan I really do wish this threesome success! I can’t wait to hear more!