SUBS is a pretty, prickly flower grown from the grime and soil of China’s punk scene — direct, powerful, reckless, unrepressed, and a bit strange. They define their own inimitable style, mixing hardcore, emo, garage, and New Wave, streaked with influences from post-punk, psychedelic rock, synthcore, and art punk.
They insist on being true to themselves in an environment lacking in a strong DIY ethos, preserving a feeling of innocence in their attitude towards making music.
SUBS has embraced the spotlight over the course of more than a dozen international tours, including headlining a string of northern European festivals in 2005 and 2006. SUBS’s story has been told in several documentaries by filmmakers from around the world, including Rock Heart Beijing, produced by Norsk Dokumetarfilm over the course of five years. SUBS is also the only Chinese band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone’s China edition. Within the underground scene, SUBS has won Best Band, Best Album and Best Vocalist titles from different institutions, media, music festivals, and fan-voted award ceremonies.
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