Reality show helps propel bands to new level of fame When indie rock trio Hedgehog won the Chinese Rock Band of the Year award on Wednesday, leading singer-songwriter and guitarist Zhao Zijian picked up drummer Shi Lu and held him aloft to show his excitement. Cheers and applause rang out from hundreds in the audience, which included music industry insiders, record company executives, critics and other key figures in the business. “This summer is full of rock ‘n’ roll,” Zhao said on stage. During the ceremony for the third China Music Industry Committee Music Awards, held at a studio in the Beijing suburbs, the band performed one of its hits, Requiem for a Train of Life. The song, regarded as the band’s anthem, is from Sound of Life Towards, an album released last year, which frontman Zhao describes as “the best record we’ve made so far”. Founded in 2005, the band comprises Zhao, Shi and bassist He Yifan. They have established themselves as one of China’s most popular bands, performing at festivals at home and abroad, including shows in New York and Helsinki, the Finnish capital. However, like many other Chinese indie bands, they have experienced some difficulties, and at… Read full this story
- Notebook: Is the ‘old’ Bristol experiencing a rebirth? (Apr 22, 2017)
- NFL Power Rankings 2016: Atlanta Falcons Starting to Soar
- Harry Kane is looking as good as ever, and Spurs are ready to soar with him
- David Warner yet to reach the soaring heights of his mentor Virender Sehwag
- Steelers and Falcons Soar, Luck’s Running Out in Indy and More
- The story of George Headley, Panama's 'Black Bradman'
- News of the Week: Jinder Mahal and The Look; Fandango on early career struggles and Enzo Amore makes pitch to work at SI Swimsuit
- 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony: Photos and highlights
- Raiders-Chiefs is biggest game left as playoffs loom
- The Week in Wrestling: Adam Cole on his RoH title, Road Warrior Animal on tag teams
Indie rockers soar with genre's rebirth have 320 words, post on www.chinadaily.com.cn at August 6, 2019. This is cached page on Goose Art. If you want remove this page, please contact us.