It’s July already! Half of this crazy, upside down year already gone, the best albums of the first half of the year already announced (RTJ 4 anyone?).
We were so lucky to get properly acquainted with you last month before Beijing locked down again.
摄：涂斐 | SUBS@京A Taproom(隆福寺店)
The afternoon of June 6th saw the launch of Boy Toy (a collaborative brew between SUBS and Jing A), a documentary into the making of Boy Toy (including lots of background into one of Beijing’s most iconic bands) and a livestreamed performance from SUBS playing to a festival sized audience over at bilibili. It turns out that SUBS were too hot for the LongFuSi powers-that-be to handle – we are sorry that didn’t make it back for part 2 of that livestream, but our friendly neighbourhood boys-in-blue decided it was all a bit much. Punk Rock much?
Now we’re upping the ante！
In September, JingA and Wooozy are proud to announce that we will be traveling the length and breadth of the country with one of our favorite bands, Wuhan’s finest: Chinese Football. We will be playing 4 cities around post lockdown China in September and October, and there will be a brand new beer collaboration from JingA in advance of the tour. We are excited and honoured to work with one of China’s most exciting bands on both the shows and the beer.
Chinese Football formed in Wuhan in 2011, ironically naming themselves after the American emo band amid thoughts that American Football would never reunite and that Chinese Football the band would not last.
Fast forward 8 years and exactly 1 year ago, American and Chinese Football shared the stages in three different cities on a tour of China and Hong Kong, a moment that drew global media attention. Chinese Football fully deserve to stand toe to toes with their idols, with 1 critically acclaimed full length and 2 EPs.