XHARKIE is a melodic punk trio from Taiwan started by vocalist/guitarist Xharkie Chen formerly of Taiwanese female punk rock band HOTPINK. Xharkie’s musical reportoire includes a mix of melodic-punk to ska to old school punk rock. The music video that they’ve just released for the track YACCHIMATTANA comes off the band’s upcoming full length entitled Fragile. The album is a collection of songs written from 1997 to 2017 – a 20-year diary of sorts.
Regarding the song:
The title YACCHIMATTANA is roughly translated as: “Oh shit!”, “Holyfuck” or “We’re so done”. Xharkie wrote the track while riding on the back of her ex-boyfriend’s motorcycle, and when they went the wrong way, he screamed “YACCHIMATTANA! ( Oh shit!)”.
“Making mistakes or going down the wrong way is normal and always happens in life; you’ll always have a chance to correct it. That’s what this song is about. Don’t panic, just stop for a while and think about it, and find your u-turn.”
XHARKIE made their debut at a show at Hidden Agenda in Hong Kong back in 2015. Since then they’ve toured Japan in 2017 and 2019, where the caught the attention of Japanese labels who then invited the band for radio interviews. This debut album was all produced by Xharkie and recorded in Japan and Taiwan. The record was mixed and mastered in Japan by famous punk rock engineer Andrew Foulds, who’s the drummer of BBQ CHICKEN who is Ken Yokoyama’s ide project. Ken is the guitarist of legendary melodic punk band Hi-Standard!