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.
Qiu Chi - Vocal / Bass
Song Ang - Guitar
Li Baoning - Drums