The members of one of our favorite China-based bands Alpaca, have started another band called Hock that is starkly different than Alpaca. This is the way it should be when band members start new bands…they shouldn’t be the fucking same. Drives us crazy when we hear someone playing in a hardcore punk band start a new band that’s also hardcore punk. Hahahahahha…
Here’s the full write up on Hock’s debut EP from the band themselves:
“As you might be aware, the music scenes in Shanghai and all of China have taken a huge punch to the gut over the past few years (with the world’s live events also now on hold, for different reasons), leaving musicians with fewer and fewer options to play shows.
We (David and Javier, from Alpaca) saw this not as a detriment, but rather an opportunity to let our creative juices continue to flow and explore new instruments, sounds, and genres. After playing our first show in Wuhan on July 19th, 2019, we have since written, recorded, and released a 5 song EP entitled “MMXX”.
Thanks our Alpaca bassist/genius, Chriest Yu, we were able to record with Molten Steel Studios to capture the kind of harsh, crusty, gnarley, and aggressive sound we were aiming for. These five songs are the result!”