Muchuu, pronounced Moo-chew, is Japanese meaning “to be in an ecstatic delirious trance or dream”. What a cute name for a band. Cute. Cute. Cute. In fact you will never read an article about Muchuu without the word “cute” in it somewhere. Go on, try find one.
Cuteness aside, Muchuu are a brother and sister duo from the midlands of England. Their names are Milky, 20 and George, 18, aw how ‘¦ OK enough already.
George (G-man) provides 8-bit beats and synthesized melodies using cheap second hand keyboards and various household objects. His elder sister Milky sings about nice things like cakes, rainbows and things that make her smile in a pixie-like voice. This may sound sickly sweet and a bit thin but somehow Muchuu manage to create cheery, lush, electro pop tunes with an inspiring naÃ¯ve charm. -Somebody Tell Me’ will be released on Kii Music on Novmber 30th. Their debut Adventures Here We Go will be released sometime in 2010.
Their website deserves a mention too. It has games, recipes, chat rooms etc; all you need for some early morning procrastination. It looks DIY and it most likely is, check out Milky’s video for -Getaway Train’ which she made only using MS Paint. Impressive.