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Fuzz Forward

Though based out of historic Xi’an, an ancient city that was the imperial capital of several Chinese dynasties, four-piece band The Fuzz prefers to look forward and explore some of the most pioneering genres of rock music. Combining mainly noise pop, shoegaze and post-punk, their alternative sound wraps listeners up into a looping world with repeating guitar riffs and steady-yet-dynamic rhythms. Unlike many of the band’s domestic peers who also delve into avant-garde genres, The Fuzz insisted on writing most of its lyrics in Chinese instead of English. In late January 2016, the band’s second album was released by Beijing’s alternative label Maybe Mars. Titled The Root of Innocence, the album received a rating of 8.1 out of 10 on xiami.com, one of China’s largest online music platforms. In March, the band plans to begin a two-month tour and will perform in a total of 42 cities nationwide.

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