Gate to Otherside, Beijing’s latest psychedelic band is finally coming out with their long awaited debut album. It's named 'Dragon Bus Terminal', Ricky Maymi from Brian Jonestown Massacre produced it, Sun Heting (aka Monkey), who is known in the Beijing scene for drumming for the Chinese indie kings Carsick Cars and Skip Skip Ben Ben is the vocalist; Alex Turner, who’s also played a turn in Carsick Cars is the bassist; and Jiang Mengyang is the drummer who can otherwise be found in Beijing’s premiere riot girl punk unit, Free Sex Shop.
Gate to Otherside takes the influence from early psych pioneers and matches it with the catchy jangle-riffage of Carsick Cars and The Gar, tying their influences together into a tight noise-pop package on par with the current Beijing underground rock’n’roll zeitgeist. Gate to Otherside draws its lineage from the Maybe Mars discography, to which it will add its own debut album in 2017.
Have a first listen of the album here : http://downloads.maybemars.org/album/dragon-bus-terminal or tune into next episode of China Calling to hear more tunes.