Gate To Otherside
Are you stressing out? Are you FREAKING OUT? What you so worried about? Pass through the unexpected door with Gate to Otherside, Beijing’s latest dose of psychedelic brainwave modification therapy. Gate to Otherside is greater than the sum of its parts, but let’s start with those: vocalist/guitarist Sun Heting (aka Monkey), who cut his teeth in the Beijing underground drumming for such luminaries as Carsick Cars and Skip Skip Ben Ben; bassist Alex Turner, who’s also played a turn in Carsick Cars; and drummer Jiang Mengyang, who can otherwise be found shredding the axe in Beijing’s premiere riot grrrl punk unit, Free Sex Shop.
These three twist into stranger shapes here. Gate to Otherside takes the shambolic charisma of early psych pioneers and matches it with the catchy jangle-riffage of Carsick Cars and The Gar, tying their sundry influences together into a tight noise-pop package on par with the current Beijing underground rock’n’roll zeitgeist. Gate to Otherside draws its lineage from the Maybe Mars discography, to which it will add its own debut album in 2017.
Sun Heting - Vocals / Guitar
Alex Turner - Bass
Jiang Mengyang - Drums
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February 22, 2017
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February 17, 2017
Ahead of the launch of their debut album, Dragon Bus Terminal, Gate To Otherside premieres their first single on Tiny Mix Tapes. “Northern Memories” is […]