Lonely Leary

Born from boredom and raised in chaos, psych-damaged Beijing trio Lonely Leary plays artful post-punk in the vein of P.K.14 and Joy Division, but leaner and meaner than all their peers

Many bands around China have tuned into a lean, heavy post-punk sound over the last 15 years, but nobody does it meaner than Lonely Leary. After a few lineup changes since forming in 2012, the trio is back to their original formation: college classmates Qiu Chi, Song Ang, and Li Baoning, who forged their sound out of the crushing boredom that pervaded their university campus in a culture-starved outreach of Shandong province. Since relocating to Beijing and plugging into the capital’s cresting wave of downer music, Lonely Leary has landed on their trademark dynamic, blending fast drums, muddy bass, and rough guitar noise into a tense, menacing pummel.

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Beijing, China


Qiu Chi - Vocal / Bass

Song Ang - Guitar

Li Baoning - Drums

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Photo update from Lonely Leary’s European Tour

October 1, 2018

First up, Lille France: At the end of three performances in France, the Shandong monks arrived in Switzerland. Follow the band on their Facebook page […]