The Debut Album By Beijing Based Artist Gui Gui Sui
鬼鬼祟祟 (it means "sneaky" in Mandarin) is by far the rawest, nastiest, blood-curdling punk blues I've had the privilege to listen to since starting this blog. With all due respect, Left Lane Cruiser and the Black Keys wish they had something on this guy. I am hopelessly in love and I wish this EP was longer than three songs (whatever Gui Gui Sui Sui is doing out there, he'd better be making a metric fuckton of money and he'd better use it to make more music.)
ADOBE & TEARDROPS
GuiGui SuiSui is a the front man for the band with a rusty voice and a murky attitude to match. To accompany his brash lyrics he also play his signature diddly board made from a skateboard with one string laced on it. Xiao Hai was regarded as a prolific beat-boxer before joining The Electric Shadows, the rhythm section of the band. He borrowed GuiGui SuiSui diddly board off his cold fingers to strum the swampy basslines heard in their music. Mao Da Gong is a favorite in the Changchun Hardcore scene, and is know for hammering away as the band's dirty drummer. Together they are in charge for creating their dark and neo-noir sound that would belong in a Quentin Tarantino picture.
MUSIC DISH (CHINA)
The GUIGUISUISUI Show combines blues,punk,rock,hip hop, noise, and 8-bit music in a one-man 21st century medicine show, consisting of zombie bluesman, GUIGUISUISUI, his master and tormenter King Necro, and his alter ego, the self absorded rap-rock demigod Lord Kamemameha.The show comes armed with more than a few unique twists, such as backing beats composed on a circuit bent Gameboy or else sampled from vintage video games, The Diddly Board (King Necro’s one stringed skateboard guitar), and the audience inevitably being goaded into the trio’s sinister alliance.
To date there have been numerous releases under the GUIGUISUISUI name, including vinyl, tapes, CDs, and zines. The show has toured relentlessly since it’s beginnings in 2012 , with gigs in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the UK. With a work ethic second to none The GUIGUISUISUI show has criss-crossed DIY touring circuits over and over, playing makeshift venues in the smallest backwater towns to premier clubs in the biggest cities, racking up over 100 shows in 2014 alone.
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.
released July 24, 2015
2015 Metal Postcard
2015 Gui Gui Sui Sui
All songs by GUIGUISUISUI except ‘Can’t Be Satisfied’ by Muddy Waters and ‘Rockabilly Zombie’ by Dub Chieftain.
GUIGUISUISUI: vocals, guitar, Gameboy, percussion
King Necro: vocals, The Diddly Board
Lord Kamemameha: lead guitar
Klaus Bru: saxophone on ‘Necro Twist’ and ‘Grave Dance’
Xiao Zhong: guitar on ‘Underground’
Reykjavictim: guitar on ‘Underground’
Mao Da Yue: vocals on ‘The Sky Is My Canvas’
Bedstars: guitar, bass, drums, and vocals on ‘Train Song’, vocals on ‘Grave Dance’
Trevor Gaymer: harmonica and vocals on ‘Can’t Be Satisfied’
thruoutin: pipa on ‘Rockabilly Zombie’ , bass and effects on ‘Grave Dance’
Noise Arcade: electronics on ‘悟’ and ‘Grave Dance’
Michael Winkler: bass on ‘Grave Dance’
Recorded and mixed by Yang Haisong at Physic Kong, Beijing, China.
Additional recording by Xiao Zhong in Melbourne, Austrlaia; Reykjavictim in Canada; Michael Winkler in Beijing, China; Mark Dawson at Golddust Studios, Kent, UK
Mastered by Frank at The Carvery, London, UK