Round Eye, the experimental freak punk outfit have accrued quite a loud and controversial name for themselves since forming in 2012. The Shanghai based group have shown no mercy nor fatigue in sound development or work ethic and have as of late been a crucial force in bridging a wide gap between the eastern and western hemispheres of punk rock. Along with blazing a gnarly trail all over the globe (China, USA, Mexico, S. Korea, Japan) they’ve toured the mainland of China a number of times and have played host to visiting western groups and some legends as well.
They’ve shared stages with western groups such as D.O.A., The FUs, Paul Collins Beat, M.O.T.O., Ceremony, and Iceage, eastern groups such as P.K.14, SMZB, SUBS, White+ and Misandao.
他们曾与诸如D.O.A、The FUs、Paul Collins Beat、M.O.T.O.、Ceremony、Iceage等西方乐队同台，也曾与P.K.14、SMZB, SUBS, White +、Misandao
They’ve won the “Best Local Band” title from Shanghai’s City Weekend magazine two years in a row. They’ve released three music videos (one starring famed Chinese actress Wang Lin) and honed their unconventional blend of 50s R&B and Punk with a critically acclaimed EP “Full Circle” on Ripping/Genjing Records which featured Greg Ginn (Black Flag) and have drawn comparisons to the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Dr. Feelgood and The Fall. Their eponymous LP Round Eye which features saxophonist Steve Mackay (Stooges/Violent Femmes) and R. Stevie Moore has received critical praise across the globe and pushed the boundaries of 'punk' to new possibilities. A tour of the US with Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes was completed and will continue on the mainland in March.
他们连续两年获得上海City Weekend杂志评出的“最佳本地乐队”。他们发行了两个MV（其中一个由中国著名演员王琳主演）并由Ripping/根茎唱片发行了一张广受好评的EP碟《Full Circle》来诠释他们对50年代R&B和朋克的另类融合，唱片请到Greg Ginn（Black Flag）一起合作，精彩不输the Stooges、Captain Beefheart, Dr. Feelgood或The Fall。现在他们正准备6月发行同名LP大碟Round Eye，并请到萨克斯演奏家Steve Mackay（Stooges/Violent Femmes）和R. Stevie Moore共同合作，而7月开始他们也将于美国与Mr. Clit和The Pink Cigarette共同巡演为专辑造势。
Round Eye are:
Chachy: vocals / guitar 主唱/吉他
Livio: bass 贝司
Pete: tenor sax 次中音萨克斯
Jimmy Jack: drums 鼓手
Bob Brown: bass 贝司
Steve Mackay: tenor sax 次中音萨克斯
Dave Spackler Vestaloyne: bass 贝司