Made my rare, ‘once in a blue moon’ Sunday outing last weekend to check out No Trace at DDC , a band that’s been bubbling under the surface of the scene her in Beijing and a band that’s utterly indescribable. Experimental in its approach, philosophical in its content – they’re a band who clearly have zero interest in taking after their contemporaries. Driving guitars, overlapping vocals, rhythms that engulf you, and a sense of the unknown spews forth from the tense atmosphere that the band in their ridiculous (i.e not cheap) one of a kind set up (their drum set is droll worthy). Nick Cave at his spastic, with crib sheets to back it up there’s a band that has the potential to break out big in the next year. Count me in. Supporting No Trace has singer-songwriter Xiao Liu (Little Six) who just as well catch me off guard with a stunning twenty minute set of atmospheric dream pop songs that had me tracking one single after another. Good stuff Sunday, good stuff.
Night one of the LBM Xmas Mixer brought forth an assortment of bands old and new, homegrown and outsourced, and more importantly of diverse sounds. A low-key evening perhaps, but not without its high-wire surprises. […]
Suppose I just needed to cleanse my pallete – after being just about music-less for all of my stint home, I needed to inject as much music-going into my system as possible. Hence why last […]