Sunset Rollercoaster

Sunset Rollercoaster

Navy Gangs

Tue · September 25, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Sunset Rollercoaster
Sunset Rollercoaster
Sunset Rollercoaster is a 6-piece alternative rock band from Taiwan, including members: Tseng Kuo-Hung(vocal / guitar), Chen Hung-Li (bass), Lo Tsun-Lung(drum), Wang Shao-Hsuan (keyboard), Huang Shih-Wei (drum pads / percussion), Huang Hao-Ting (Saxophone). The band’s musical style fuses multiple genres, from soul to garage to psychedelic tock to synth-pop. It is considered to be a city-pop icon in Asia.

Sunset Rollercoaster’s first album “Bossa Nova” was self-released in 2011, with immediate critical acclaim. After the debut tour in Taiwan and Japan — including playing at Summer Sonic Festival, the band went on a hiatus to refocus on other projects.

In 2015, Sunset Rollercoaster reunited and released the EP “Jinji Kikko” in the following year. The band then toured around Asia with sold out shows in China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan. They also did a US tour, in which the band played at SummerStage Festival in Central Park. On average, they played over 50 shows per year in the past three years.

Finally, Sunset Rollercoaster released its 2nd full-length album “Cassa Nova” in 2018, which has drawn them worldwide attention. Besides existing touring plans in multiple cities in Asia, the band will be on the road for the rest of the year, including launching the second North America tour, and visiting Europe and South America for the first time.
Navy Gangs
Navy Gangs
“The thing about driving, is no one tells you how awesome it is,” discloses lead vocalist Matthew Tillwick as he looks directly into the camera, the entry point into Navy Gangs’ self shot video for last year’s single “Mondays”, a compilation of tour footage mined from extensive time on the road. For a band whose music
takes shape via a permeable unease, they have also confronted it head on, putting themselves on the map by sheer force of will: booking shows with a completely DIY ethos, relying on friends of friends of friends to carve out their own space and community. “A continuous broil of anxious defiance” (Stereogum), their new material runs like a patchwork quilt steeped in the simplicity and specificity of these recalled experiences that are both hazy and important.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/