Thursday, 14 September 2017

Round Eye - Billy


  Round Eye are an "experimental freak punk outfit" who formed in 2012 and are based in Shanghai. Influenced by bands and artists such as The Stooges, Captain Beefheart, John Coltrane etc their current line up features Chachy (guitar vocals), Livio (bass/vocals), Gil (guitar), Jimmy Jack (drums), Mac (tenor sax) and Robert "Gomey" Gomez (tenor sax).

  They've had an interesting existence so far, as well as touring globally and sharing a stage with the likes of Mike Watt & The Missing Men, Fleshtones, D.O.A., MDC, Paul Collins Beat etc etc etc they've also been banned from performing by the Chinese Ministry Of Culture, been the only rock band to film a video in North Korea and recorded with (Black Flag's) Greg Ginn, lo fi legensd R Stevie Moore and saxophonist Steve Mackay (Stooges/Violent Femmes....his last recordings before he passed away).

  Their most recent album came out in April on Sudden Death Records and is titled Monster Vision. It's a touch more experimental than your typical Just Some Punk Songs fare but if you're looking for something a little different then this could well be for you. Razorcake described it as the bastard offspring of The Butthole Surfers and The Fall but you can make up your own minds....

  Taken from Monster Vision, this is called Billy.....

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