This is major!
One man DIY punk/blues/horror artist GUIGUISUISUI is set to embark on a two month long tour of China, Malaysia, and Indonesia. His first in a year, the tour will begin in Beijing on January 3, 2014 at Temple Bar and conclude on March 1 at Club XP, with 29 Chinese cities in between, plus 14 cities in across Malaysia and Indonesia.
Originally from Dartford, England (home of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones), GUIGUISUISUI started making dark garage blues on a variety of instruments including a one stringed skateboard guitar (The Diddly Board) in the freezing cold of Changchun, Northeast China in 2012. While working with a variety of side men including beatboxers and drummers, as well as a punk rock rhythm section dubbed The Electric Shadows, GUIGUISUISUI settled on a one man band format after relocating to Beijing in the summer of 2013.
Since arriving in Beijing GUIGUISUISUI has been working with a number of DIY labels, most prominently Genjing Records, a vinyl only label run by Nevin Domer. Genjing operates on the ethos of giving artists the tools to gain further exposure outside of their individual scenes, pushing to create a DIY network whilst linking Chinese artists with overseas contemporaries (the recent 7” splits between Shanghai’s Pairs / New Zealand’s God Bows to Math and Beijing’s Dear Eloise/ Australia’s Underground Lovers being perfect examples.) Genjing will be releasing a split 7” of GUIGUISUISUI and Low Bow in 2014.
After a successful 8 city tour of China, South Korea, and Japan at the start of 2013, GUIGUISUISUI is now embarking on a tour that will take him to cities across Asia previously toured by other Genjing Records affiliated artists, including Fanzui Xiangfa (犯罪想法), Pairs, Yang Haisong (Dear Eloise, After Argument, P.K. 14) and Alpine Decline. Along the way he will be playing with the likes of Shanghai’s party rock hellions Roundeye, Nanjing noise rock duo Plastic Heads, Hong Kong garage rockers Say Mosquito, Chengdu’s seminal Hi Person, Xinxiang’s rising stars of post-punk The Fallacy, and Beijing friends including Low Bow, Alpine Decline, Streets Kill Strange Animals, Dumb Plants and After Argument.
To help finance this DIY odyssey GUIGUISUISUI will be selling copies of it’s a HARD MODE when you’re ON THE ROAD with dem particle board blues (a live album recorded in South Korea and released on DIY label Kitchen Table Recordings) packaged with The Streets Are Your Canvas; a zine documenting the 2013 tour, illustrated by sought after Australian artist Lizzie Nagy.
Tour dates + video are listed below:
China Part I
Fri, Jan 3,2014: Beijing (Temple) w/ Streets Skill Strange Animals, Low Bow etc
Sat, Jan 4,2014: Nanjing (Castle Bar) w/ Plastic Heads
Sun, Jan 5,2014: Suzhou (Tunnel) w/ Plastic Heads, Roundeye
Tues, Jan 7,2014: Jiaxing (Old Wood Bar) w/ Plastic Heads
Wed, Jan 8,2014: Hangzhou TBC
Thu, Jan 9,2014: Songjian (Alone Bar) w/ Plastic Heads, Roundeye
Fri, Jan 10,2014: Shanghai (696) w/ Pairs, Plastic Heads
Sat, Jan 11,2014: Wuhan (VOX) w/ Plastic Heads
Sun, Jan 12,2014: Changsha (4698)
Mon, Jan 13,2014: Nanchang (Black Iron)
Tues, Jan 14, 2014: Fuzhou TBC
Wed, Jan 15, 2014: Quanzhou (Linsa Folk Bar)
Thur, Jan 16, 2014: Xiamen TBC
Fri, Jan 17, 2014: Shenzen (Hongtangguan)
Sun, Jan 19, 2014: Sidoarjo TBC
Mon, Jan 20, 2014: Batu TBC
Wed, Jan 22, 2014: Malang TBC
Thur, Jan 23, 2014: Surabaya TBC
Sat, Jan 25, 2014: Sragen TBC
Sun, Jan 26, 2014: Salatiga TBC
Tues, Jan 28, 2014: Jogja TBC
Fri, Jan 31, 2014: Bandung TBC
Sat, Feb 1, 2014: Tannerang TBC
Sun, Feb 2, 2014: Jakarta TBC
Tues, Feb 4,2014: Singapore TBC
Wed, Feb 5, 2014: Johor Bahru TBC
Thur, Feb 6, 2014: Penang TBC
Fri, Feb 7, 2014: Taiping TBC
Sat, Feb 8, 2014: Kuala Lumpur (Findars)
China Part II
Mon, Feb 10, 2014: Guangzhou It’s a secret!
Tues, Feb 11,2014: Hong Kong (Saffron At the Peak) w/ Say Mosquito
Thur, Feb 13,2014: Guilin (Cats and Rabbits)
Fri, Feb 14,2014: Liuzhou (Fei Bar)
Sat, Feb 15,2014: Nanning (King of Live)
Sun, Feb 16, 2014: Kunming TBC
Tues, Feb 18, 2014: Dali (Bad Monkey)
Fri, Feb 21,2014: Chongqing (Nuts)
Sat, Feb 22, 2014: Chengdu (Little Bar) w/ Hi Person
Sun, Feb 23,2014: Deyang (There Live)
Tues, Feb 25,2014: Xi’an (Apperature)
Wed, Feb 26, 2014: Zhengzhou TBC
Thur, Feb 27, 2014 Xinxiang (Subark Live) w/ The Fallacy
Fri, Feb 28, 2014: Taiyuan 80’s Impression Live House
Sat, Mar 1, 2014: Beijing (XP) w/ Alpine Decline, After Argument