Thursday, May 26, 2011
Queen Sea Big Shark - Chinese Electro Punk Pop
These Beijing pop rockers see what they like, and they take it.
"One day we walked around Queensea Lake in Beijing, we saw a sign that read 'This is mine, don't even touch it, I'm queen sea big shark,' then we thought, 'Wow! That's cool. Let's take it.'" (Wikipedia.com)
You might say the same thing happened with their sound. The band could very well have watched an 80's Depeche Mode video and said, "Wow! That's cool. Let's take it."
Not to say Queen Sea Big Shark is not original. Their upbeat sound and colorful look is certainly all their own. But yes, it does have that distinctly 1980's style and feel to it. Which is kind of ironic considering their latest album is entitle The Future Wave...Still - all that being said - we dig it! And so does everybody else...
They released their debut in 2007, and in 2009, they released a song and music video, entitled Let's Play, exclusive to the Converse China website. Also, that year, they embarked on a short tour to the U.S.A. entitled "Sing for China" with other Beijing bands Hedgehog and Casino Demon. The tour was to promote awareness for AIDS in China. They released their latest album The Future Wave in October 2010, and recently took SXSW by storm.
Their music is infectious and makes you wanna jump around, like any good punk song will...Check out their neon, geometric, animated 80s fun in the aforementioned Let's Play video...