ASIA ALT MUSIC NEWS From Metal Postcard Rec: featuring The Vinyl Records (India) and Low Wormwood (China)

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The Vinyl Records – Great New All Girl Indie Band From India!

OK… they might not change the world with their 80’s / 90’s indie sound but it does sound fresh for India. Thank God, at long last, no progressive jazz rock funk or serious sitar music for once. We’re just working out how to get them released on vinyl (no surprise there!)
Have a listen to: Ready Set Go and Escape Trick  (enjoy the presenter!)

Short documentary about the band on You Tube:



China’s Low Wormwood Release New Album

Low Wormwood are one of the few Chinese bands with a truly signature sound. Their combination of various Chinese folk traditions and a feel of the best Americana bands works and we’d recommend their latest release The Watcher on Maybe Mars records. Here’s the Bandcamp Page.  And what we love especially is the injection of politics into their work. Liu Kun (band leader) told Time Out Shanghai….”The Watcher will feature a more delicate aesthetic than its predecessor, the album promises to be a somewhat more brutal assessment of China’s current reality: ‘This one is more focused on what’s going on in China, on what’s going on with young people, on society and the world”  Let’s pray for more bands like this.