We are so immensely thrilled to premiere one of China’s most anticipated indie-rock release – Chinese Football‘s self-titled debut album! Check out this work of beauty below and get on their FB page to show them some love. Please remember that FB is banned in China but people find ways to make their way around the stupid servers that try to block access to the outside world – even if it is simply music related. So if you find the time in you to leave a message on their site I know it would mean a lot to bands from this part of the world.
The band began in 2011 so is a fairly new band but consists of members well versed in the world of Chinese rock. The singer played in notable punk – power-pop band Flipside and the rest of the members were also well involved in other acts. When all their former bands decided to part ways, they managed to find each other and decided to create a sound based on influences such as Envy, Fugazi and then mid-90’s emo bands such as Jimmy Eat World and The Get Up Kids.
What you have here is a band knowledgable of the culture of the music that they’ve decided to create…makes the music seem much more rich in content and substance. Vocals are all sung in Mandarin which also further creates that aura that this is something coming from a deep emotional place.
Enjoy this and please spread the word!
Rumor is that in November they’ll be hitting Southern China for a few dates…Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong peeps watch the fuck out!