Blush

“Noise is an expression of optimism” says Huang Hsuan (黃軒), guitarist, vocalist, and main creative force behind Blush—a three-piece experimental rock band based in Pingtung. I would go further by saying that noise is also a space that opens up unlimited possibilities for artistic expression. In fact, this is the reason why it can produce... Continue Reading →

Bad to the Bone

You have to respect a band like Bad to the Bone. It can’t be easy to write and perform songs that constantly express themes of despair, alienation, and existential angst. I guess such artistic expression may provide a kind of therapeutic relief for some, but speaking personally, I’m happier observe it from a safe distance... Continue Reading →

Fuermosha

Many artists want to be cool. And why not? After all, coolness is all about being calm, confident, and getting what you want without appearing to make any effort. Against this popular ideal, however, Taiwanese post-rock band Fuermosha adopt a quite different yet equally powerful ethos—that of warm. To emphasize the point, the band’s Mandarin... Continue Reading →

Hope The Flowers

Music, as we know it, has a definitive and distinct impact on us, this is why music in all its infinite forms, genres, and methods of delivery, have for centuries held such importance in the development of humankind. One of the earliest forms and reasons for the creation of music was to tell stories, and... Continue Reading →

Pleiades

Pleiades, the Greek mythological story that speaks of the seven daughters of Atlas who were turned into a group of stars does much to describe this band and its sound, a sonic journey through space and time. A post-rock band from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Pleiades has solidified a name for themselves in the local music scene... Continue Reading →

The Devils & Libido @ Rocks

Rocks, Kaohsiung 3/31/2017 saw yet another fantastic lineup of international artists perform as part of the pre-Spring Scream party. Deer Mx, from Hong Kong, set the tone with their unique blend of trip hop and electronic down tempo, while COMezik a three piece all girl band from Japan set the stage alight with their energy... Continue Reading →

COMezik @ Rocks

Rocks, Kaohsiung 3/31/2017 saw yet another fantastic lineup of international artists perform as part of the pre-Spring Scream party. Deer Mx, from Hong Kong, set the tone with their unique blend of trip hop and electronic down tempo, while COMezik a three piece all girl band from Japan set the stage alight with their energy... Continue Reading →

Deer Mx @ Rocks

Rocks, Kaohsiung 3/31/2017 saw yet another fantastic lineup of international artists perform as part of the pre-Spring Scream party. Deer Mx, from Hong Kong, set the tone with their unique blend of trip hop and electronic down tempo, while COMezik a three piece all girl band from Japan set the stage alight with their energy... Continue Reading →

Sundays & Cybele @ Rocks

Rocks, Kaohsiung 3/11/2017 saw a fantastic lineup of the best local and international talent. From fuzztastic stoner rock through to psychedelic sounds from the underground, the audience was spoilt for choice. Hesher and The last Waves represented the Southern Taiwan music scene while the psychedelic Japanese quartet, Sundays & Cybele brought an international sound reminiscent... Continue Reading →

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