Formed in 2008, Merpeoples are 4 silly, sexy and talented girls who craft infectious new wave pop songs that will have you humming their melodies for days. Their live performances ooze with quirkiness , energy, underground appeal and charm. An art-school background and DIY attitude compel the band to design all their own artwork and produce and direct their own videos. With the release of a new mini-album in April and an absolutely brilliant cover of the song “Ikenai Rouge Magic” that you won’t be able to get out of your head, Merpeoples are poised to take over Japan and then Canada in 2011.
Gt/Vo Yukako prefers to go by her nickname "Charlotte"
Original drummer Eriko Kawai parted ways with the band in Aug 2010 to concentrate on her work as a jewellery designer
Mana Kohno became the support drummer in Sept 2010. Her regular band is the all-female instrumental/post-rock band 虚弱。(kyojaku). The band pic up top does not do her justice. Some nicer photos: here and here Note: Mana-chan will kick my ass when she sees these.
An informative and humorous interview written in English can be found here