Had the chance to check out Poetry in Shorts – the scrappy, whisky-laced rock trio from Shanghai. My wife and I have kinda fallen head over heels in love with their debut album so we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to catch them in the flesh. And they did not disappoint in the slightest. Rugged garage rock twisted around the zombified corpse of psychedelic-inflicted blues-rock with more than enough grit, they felt like a breath of fresh air – a band that knows exactly the kind of sound they’re going for whilst managing to add in their own flavor. Rich lyricism amongst some charming shared vocalisms among the trio of musicians, there’s a vitality and an innovative mischievous to the way the band tackle every song with charismatic ease and old school rock and roll efficiency. Opening for them was YangJi, whose chainsaw KTV aesthetics and quirky demeanor hides some of the most innovative and ear worm-tingling songwriting this side of Beijing, and the rustic indie pop charmers Uncle Hu, who have refined their sound over the years.
Last weekend – Beijing got a chance to meet the Mumbai-based electronic artist and composer Sandeep Madhavan aka The Burning Deck. For his first waltz with Live Beijing Music we teamed up with Shining Soundscapes – a […]
Kirin Trio 麒麟三重奏 – Dreams Come True 夢想成真 What is slowly becoming a genre onto itself, Amoy indie pop outfit Kirin Trio give their sun-baked and easy-going island surroundings the ideal soundtrack on their rich […]
In Pictures: Mai Mai Mai (Italy), Mengqi, Noise Arcade, Shengjie x Doctore XIIN (fRUITYSPACE 28.04.2016)
Deep sounds and electronic wizardry at fRUITYSPACE to kick off the MayDay holiday. The guest of honor was the Italian soundsmith Mai Mai Mai, who was kicking off a lil China tour and gotta say […]