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The White Eyes

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grunge, punk, trashy, provocative

Female lead singer Gao Xiao-gao is getting pretty famous within Taiwan's and China's indie scenes for being outrageous on stage, including showing up for one gig wearing a nude leotard painted to look like she really was buck naked. The entire scene did a triple take on that one, both at the show and the next day on Facebook. Formed in 2004, White Eyes takes their name from a Taiwanese expression for people who say out loud those embarrassing things that everyone knows about. They've opened for international acts The Music and These New Puritans in Taiwan, were named best indie band at Taiwan's 2009 Hohaiyan Music Festival, and their gigging experience covers Taiwan, China and Japan. The White Eyes debut album "Kiss Your Eyes" was recorded in Beijing and later mastered in New York by Greg Calbi, who's worked with Sonic Youth, Pavement, Interpol, MGMT.

2005 《Lobo3 compilation》 Album
2008 《Get My Body if You Want It》 EP
2009 《I'm Murmuring》EP
2010 《Kiss Your Eyes》Album
2011 《Dead Boy》Cassette EP

Award and Important Performance
2008 Hohaiyan Indie Music Festival - Best Band (Taiwan, Taipei)
2008 Formoz Festival (Taiwan, Taipei)
2010, 2011 Megaport Festival (Taiwan, Kaohsiung)
2010 China Tour (Guangzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Xian, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou)
2010 Japan Tour (Yotsuya Outbreak, Club Mission, Shinjuku Live Freak)
2008, 2010 Hong Kong Tour
2010 performed with These New Puritans
2010 performed with Rebuilding the Rights of Statues
2010 Collaborated Show with Converse
2011 SXSW (USA, Austin)
2011 Hohaiyan Indie Music Festival (Taiwan, Taipei)
2011 Summer Sonic Festival (Japan, Tokyo)
2011 Strwberry Festival (China, Bejing)
2011 NXNE (Canada, Toronto)
2011 Asia Spotlight (Korea, Inchon)
2011 Strwberry Festival (China, JanJiang)
2011 Modern Sky Festival (China, Bejing)

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