*Albums based on matching band-names and may be wrong - sorry!
Roxymoron won over Taiwanese fans with their dancey rock and charming personalities, then decided they’d go conquer England. GigGuide.tw caught up with drummer John Stephenson to check on their Empire, getting an education on English winters and the sex life of koalas along the way.
This week Dirty Beaches will play his first ever shows in his birthplace, Taipei. GigGuide.tw caught up with Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches just after he arrived in Japan last week. And he has lots to say about immigrants, process, definitions, diasporas, dark German all-weekend party culture, nightness and excesses of Japanese matcha.
We were racing the clock to get in touch with Sumin Jo, member of Korean punk-rock band, Patients, before their Taipei debut at the Beastie Rock Festival. Fresh from their English Tour in Liverpool and London, Jo introduces us to Patients’ unique music style, Hybrid-Punk, and shares more information on their tour in Taiwan.