October 18, 2017

Birdstriking release MV for “25”

Birdstriking have just released their new video for “25”. It’s a wonderfully twisted day in the life of each of the five members following them […]
October 17, 2017

Photo from the Archive: Cardiac Murmur

This photo from the archive features members of Birdstriking and Chui Wan in the band Cardiac Murmur circa 2010. Pictured from left to right: Xiudi (16), Birdstriking’s He Fan (19) and Xinjiu Wang (19), and […]
October 17, 2017

Top 10: Streets Kill Strange Animals’ Leng Mei

In an effort to better understand the Chinese underground, we here at Far Out Distant Sounds are reaching out to various musicians and participants in the scene […]
October 6, 2017

Maybe Mars turns 10!

This month Maybe Mars, one of China’s largest and most beloved independent record labels celebrates their ten year anniversary. Launched in 2007 and focusing on the country’s […]
July 18, 2017

Struggle Session to tour Spain & Morocco

Beijing fastcore act Struggle Session is heading overseas this Friday for a week of shows across Morocco and Spain. The band is only a year […]
June 30, 2017

Genjing & QiiSnacks Release New Split 12″

The new 12″ vinyl from Genjing & QiiSnacks Records is a co-release for both the bands and the labels. First, it’s a split between two […]
June 23, 2017

New Genjing Release Featured on Pirates Press

Genjing Records is set to release a beautiful new 12″, so beautiful in fact that it has been featured on Pirate Press’ Record of the […]
June 11, 2017

Which Way is China? A Documentary

In March of 2015, Genjing Records brought the legendary Melbourne synth punk band Primitive Calculators to China. They performed eight shows across five cities with […]
May 25, 2017

Yang Haisong Featured on Bandcamp Daily

Yang Haisong, CEO of Maybe Mars, musician, and resident producer, has been featured on Bandcamp Daily. Haisong is a busy man, besides running Maybe Mars […]
May 8, 2017

Gate To Otherside Interviewed by The Beijinger

Ahead of the release of their debut LP “Dragon Bus Terminal“, Gate To Otherside sat down for an interview with The Beijinger. The band discusses […]
April 14, 2017

FAZI Announce European Dates

Xi’an shoegaze band FAZI have announced dates for a full European tour. 法兹乐队FAZI formed in February 2010 in the ancient capital of Xi’an. Their music […]
February 25, 2017

End Of Tour Party!

To celebrate the successful completion of our Australia tour we’ve organized one last gig! Come join us on Sunday, February 26 at the Yarra Hotel […]