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 Their album Outdated (不合時宜) once won them the Band of the Year in Golden Melody Award. 2016 is the band’s 20th anniversary, and they are going to celebrate the special year by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.
This year, Magic Power follows their senior, Mayday（五月天）to set their foot in Japan. They’ve joined the record label “YOSHIMOTO Rand C” which belongs to Yoshimoto Kogyo（吉本興業）and released the first Japanese greatest hits “THE BEST OF MAGIC POWER.”
Known for her sweet disposition, Claire Kuo（郭靜）will be launching her latest illustrated calendar album “La Vita è Bella” on Singles’ Day, which falls on Nov 11th. This mini-album contains six songs sung by Kuo for specific drama series or events.
After two years, Tanya Chua, who is crowned “Queen of Golden Melody（金曲天后）”, is finally releasing the brand new compositional album “Aphasia” on Nov 13th. With the release of the hit single “Strange Species”, many fans are already looking forward to the whole picture of Tanya’s new album.
OneTwoFree can always get the spotlight whenever they release a new album. As five years have passed since OneTwoFree made their debut, they will release the “Super Kiang new songs + selection” on Oct 16th. “Kiang” is the new song they released most recently, with the name hinting that OneTwoFree is following the slang used by teenagers
Three Taiwanese groups will be participating CMJ this year. They are namely rapper Softlipa（蛋堡）, Taiwanese rock band io, and Latin rap band Boxing. At the press conference, we got to see these three groups donning clothes specially customized by Versace designer Daniel Wong,
Sodagreen（蘇打綠）launched the “Vivaldi Project”（韋瓦第計畫）in 2009. They announced surprisingly that their 10th album will be“Winter Endless”（冬 未了）and they released “Everyone” on the morning of Sep 15th, which is a song written by Wei（小威）the drummer to Greeny（青峰）the lead vocalist.
Flanked by the likes of Taiwanese bands like Flesh Juicer and Sorry Youth, indie music prodigy Crowd Lu will be leading Taiwan’s invasion this year into Japan’s biggest international summer music festival, the Summer Sonic Festival. This year’s Taiwanderful event will be held on 14th August (Fri) at the Liquid Room.