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Metamorphosis: a process by which an entity physically develops post birth, after hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in structure through growth and differentiation. Beijing via Xinjiang alt rockers MeToo musically embody this form of rebirth popularized by Kafka and Monarch Butterflies to a tee, as evidenced in their debut for Genjing Records, the “Frankenstein” 7”. After taking two full years to re-evaluate and further refine their craft, the band, a live staple in the Chinese Underground touring circuit since 2009, have re-emerged with two full-on bangers which combine glitchy, 8 bit inspired electronics, power chords, spooky synth lines, reverb drenched Mandarin vocals and insanely precise production that somehow translates into flat-out accessibility. In essence, this is pop music that has been masticated by fleshless cyborgs and spat into the human subconscious to be re-consumed auditorily. It is the sum of it’s parts and then some. It might well be the future of Chinese pop music. It is most definitely the product of roughly 730 days well spent. Frankensteinian in reverse, Mary Shelley would most certainly appreciate such irony – from beyond her Bournemouth grave to the listless megatropolis of Beijing and beyond.

Released: Sept 20, 2015

Formats: 7

Tracks: 2 songs