落日飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster: Weirdos From Taiwan
“I think we’re the weirdos. What’s popular [in Taiwan] is indie pop, Chinese mainstream, and K-pop. We sing in English, but in Taipei, most bands sing in Mandarin”
Self proclaimed weirdos, 落日飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster, are a Taiwanese indie band made up of Kuo Hung Tseng (Vocals, Guitar, Writer), Hung Li Chen (Bass), Shao Hsuan Wang (Keyboards), Tsun Lung Lo (Drums), and Hao Chia Chang (Percussion). The band debuted their first album ‘Bossa Nova’ in 2011 and then went on tour. After a break, they released ‘Jinji Kikko’ in 2016. Most recently they released ‘Cassa Nova’, in 2018.
落日飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster’s music is a beautiful combination of genres and influences. They admire a wide variety of artists from The Velvet Underground to The Eagles and their music is a mesmerizing blend of romantic vocals, jazz influences, and 80’s-style synth. Although I love 落日飛車 Sunset Rollercoaster’s otherworldly yet nostalgic sound, I’m very excited to see how they grow as they continue to make music.
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