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Behind the Beats

Check out a wide range of fresh music coming out of Taiwan and learn more about the lyrics and background behind the band's inspiration. You don't have to understand Chinese to appreciate these awesome songs!



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01 December, 2021

After separating, Vast&Hazy was brought back together by fan demand in 2017. Rather than focus on love songs, the duo is committed to using music as a way to take their listeners through dark times to to the light on the other side. Check out how Vast&Hazy excels at mixing folk, rock, electric, and orchestral music together to create a new kind of style!

24 November, 2021
No Party for Caodong 草東沒有派對

No Party for Caodong is known for their interesting mix between indie, post rock, and metal, as well as cleverly placing hidden meanings within their songs. Want to understand more about the struggles and pressure of Taiwanese youth today - check out these songs!

17 November, 2021
Your Woman Sleep With Others (老王樂隊)

Discover the indie hits of Your Woman Sleep With Others, a band that not only finds a way to blend classical orchestra instruments with new age rock, but also speak to the struggles and pressures faced by young people in Taiwan.

10 November, 2021
Fire Ex 滅火器 (Part 2)

Emma Benack shares more of about Fire Ex's more recent hits and explains how the band has gotten involved in supporting the Hong Kong protests, after pointing out similarities with Taiwan's own difficult past.

03 November, 2021
Fire Ex 滅火器

Meet Fire Ex, a Taiwanese band that has been influencing punk for the past 20 years and producing the anthems to some of Taiwan's most important political movements.