1976, a Taiwanese indie rock band with Britpop sound has already released more than ten works till now. Their album Outdated (不合時宜) once won them the Band of the Year in Golden Melody Award. 2016 is the band's 20th anniversary, and they are going to celebrate the special year by having a tour in Taiwan.
From being a round robin competitor to becoming a official participant on the 3rd season of One Million Stars, although Shennio Lin placed second on the popular reality show, she lost out to many more successful contestants on the show who have released albums that they could call their own.
In October, 2015, FIRE EX. announced that they’ll hold the only special concert of the year in Kaohsiung on Dec 18th and they also revealed the setbacks they’ve suffered in the past year, even thinking about dismissing the band. In an afternoon of November, we went to the company “Fire on Music（火氣音樂）” formed by FIRE EX. in September to talk with them about their feelings and experience along the way.
Recently, Percy Phang has once again assumed the role of a music creator and producer with the launch of his new album “I Was Here” in Malaysia. Given that Phang rarely releases an album, and that I’ve also been wanting to write a piece on the development of Chinese music in Malaysia, speaking to him was the natural choice.
In October 2015, Chen Huiting launched her second album “Adult World”（成人世界）, which features a heavier electro-pop influence. Chen is aware of the cool, slightly aloof image she projects as part of Tizzy Bac. You may not know she is a naturally shy person, and living in the moment is something that she feels the need to practice.
TRASH, the rock’n’roll band of the new generation was born in Dec, 2009. Along these years, TRASH has changed in some parts, but stay the same in others. The three of them still love playing the music and they won’t stop colliding with the reality while looking for other ways out at the same time.
Sodagreen’s 2015 “Endless Story” concert will be held in Taipei Arena from Dec 11th to 13th. They not only try the arena stage for the first time, but also invite the symphony orchestra led by Bernd Ruf from Berlin, presenting the original version of “Winter Endless”. Let's review their new songs right now.
In the spring of 2012 a couple of big guys hailing from Kaohsiung came to Taipei to study, bringing with them a passion for music and so “Gigantic Roar”, a band of a couple of 20-something years old came together.
Hao-en shared the stories of "Open Door" and "Someone to Lean On" with us. You will be touched with his pure music.