Yuki Chikudate with Asobi Seksu onstage, 2006
|Genres||Shoegazing, dream pop|
|Associated acts||Asobi Seksu|
Yuki Chikudate is the main vocalist and keyboardist of the dream pop band Asobi Seksu.
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She founded the dream pop band, Asobi Seksu with guitarist James Hanna, bassist Glenn Waldman, and drummer Keith Hopkin in 2001. The band released their debut album in 2004. The following album, Citrus was released in 2006, after a line-up change. The band released Hush and Fluorescence in 2009 and 2011, respectively, after a second line-up change.
Chikudate was born in Japan to an Okinawan mother, and has stated that apart from her mother, most of her maternal relatives reside in Okinawa. In her early childhood, she moved to Southern California with her parents and spent her childhood there. At age 16 she moved to New York by herself, leaving behind her family.
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