MV Monday: Queen Sea Big Shark, Round Eye, Die!ChiwawaDie!


Monday sorrows ain’t got nothing on me!! Especially when I have these latest music videos to wrap myself in, like a warm warm blanket. Here’s the latest eye openers from Queen Sea Big Shark, Round Eye, and Die!ChiwawaDie!

Queen Sea Big Shark has fallen even further down the glossy world of pop and I couldn’t be happier. Since the band’s early days of surf rock glory, followed by the disco rock of their sophomore album, Wave, the outfit led by the charismatic Fu Han, has been transforming their sound once again for their upcoming third full length album. And while that has had some purists skeptical, I for one, am relishing the band’s path. This year has proven to be particularly fruitful for the outfit, releasing three singles, each with it’s own distinctive flavor. From the playful, surf rock pop melodic drive of ‘Beijing Surfers’ to the jazzy psychedelic sitar-infused ‘The Lady in the Moon with Rabbit’, and now the hip hop anthem ‘Fancy’ – which is just a batshit insanely addictive piece of pop art produced by none other than Soulspeak, featuring AV Okubo’s Lu Di. The MV for it is equally ridiculous – an acid dream of social media and reality merging into one. Infectious I tell ya!

Hardcore punk up and comers Die!ChiwawaDie!, out of Guangzhou, have only tow available songs online, but nevertheless, are proving themselves to be a band to keep a eye out for. The female-fronted hardcore band is all about attitude and they have plenty – they just released their newest song ‘To Be’ on xiami and bandcamp and they’ve included a MV alongside it. The MV shows the band in action, performing, goofing around, hitting the road, and playing with feisty cats. And so pretty out of control gigs full of naked bums and other stage shenanigans. Really digging these guys’ sound.

One of the hardest working bands out there, sax-laded punk doowop rockers Round Eye, continue to get after it, with their latest music video, which also doubles as a tour video. This past summer the Shanghai based band hit the road again to promote their crazily good debut release, hitting quite a few cities (over thirty!). The year before that, the band hit the US circuit as well in the summer, touring alongside surf rock legends Daikaiju (who blew minds during their visit to Beijing). The MV set to ‘Jangling Cowboys’ compiles footage from that tour captured on a GoPro — looks like it was a hell of a time.

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