Sunday was a struggle to say the least – I brought back an hangover to end all hangovers from the outskirts of Changping, one that left me incapacitated pretty much the whole day. In a last ditch effort to distract my head from the pain, I ventured over to DDC to check out Taipei based indie outfit Manic Sheep, a band I’ve been kinda head over heels in love with since I first heard them back in May. And am I glad I went. Besides immediately clearing my head of all the clutter, I was treated to one of the finest sets of the year – a full on dream pop sound that full of shoegaze sheen and indie rock highs that left me floored. Singer Chris Lo is the real deal and combined with their drummer, whose propulsive psychedelic-inflicted skills kicked off many of the songs, the band were able to needle a delicately tuned melodic thread through their songs. Lush stuff indeed. Better yet, I was able to catch for the first time The Claptraps and was immediately impressed by their reverb-heavy, bombastic noise rock sound – they’ve been poking away at the scene and it seems the work has paid off – by far my favorite new act of the year. Take that Sunday hangover!
Live Beijing Music helped DDC celebrate their 5th Year Anniversary last weekend and what a blast – we got very lucky with two visiting bands dropping in from Shenzhen and Shanghai to grace us with […]
The Molds – 乡愁 (Beijing/SpaceFruityRecords) Pumpkins 小南瓜 – 稳中向好 (Xinxiang/Ruby Eyes Records) Downstream Channel 下行通道 – 在校医院隔壁 (Guangdong/Self-Released) The Claptraps – Merrygoround (Beijing/nugget records) 工工工 – The Last Note 最後的音符 (Angel Wei Remix) (Beijing/Wharf Cat […]
Swung by the closer day of Ketchup Festival – a very late entrance to the first half at fRUITYSPACE where I caught the tail end of Li Jianhong making beautiful love to his guitar, before […]