SPOTLIGHT ON: EggPlantEgg 茄子蛋

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“Life sucks. Ha ha!” laughs the indie four-piece EggPlantEgg — Ki-pin Ng (keyboard/lead vocals), A-Ren Tsai (guitar/backing vocals), A-Der Hsieh (guitar/backing vocals) and Jean Lai (drums) — in their music. Humor is their armor and carefree words their swords on the battlefield of meaningful, trivial matters. They sing stories in Mandarin and Taiwanese about beauty, purity or the ordinary in the Doremi of rock, electronic, blues and pop. With sweeping guitar solos and catchy blues riffs, they belt out power ballads to explore relatable sentiments like brotherhood, growing pains and (unrequited) love.

Since 2014, EggPlantEgg has progressed nonstop and finally released their debut studio album, Cartoon Character, in July 2017. Winner at the Golden Melody Awards (2018) both Best New Artist and Best Hokkien Album, and also got nominations for Band of the Year and Album of the Year.

With roots from a college campus on the hills of southern Taipei, EggPlantEgg first hatched into the world as a band in 2012. These lads have conquered the stages of many major international music festivals in Taiwan, such as Megaport, Wake Up and Super Slippa. However winding their path has been, they have never lost sight of their belief, “Home matters more than love and music matters more than food. Everyday Life — it’s actually pretty good. At least we’re still alive and we still have our tunes.”

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