No Party For Cao Dong

No Party For Cao Dong (NPCD)

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Simon Says

No Party For Cao Dong (NPCD) broke out from Taiwan’s indie rock scene in 2015. Rebellious electric guitars clothing luscious melodies with hints of funk and dream pop, their music forms a mirror of the punk-grunge spirit they embody. In February 2016, they dropped their debut album—The Servile—a record of grief, love, justice and helplessness felt among their generation. The Servile sold 24,000+ physical albums and was streamed over tens of millions of times.

Currently formed by Wood Lin (vocals/guitar), Chu Chu (vocals/guitar), Sam Yang (vocals/bass) and Fan Tsai (drums), NPCD has toured all over Asia, North America and Europe and sold out several international tours. In 2017, NPCD won Best New Artist, Song of the Year (“Simon Says”) and Best Musical Group in the 28th Golden Melody Awards (GMA). These GMA wins led to their first mention in Billboard as the first band in the history of the award to walk away with both Best New Artist and Best Musical Group in the same year.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Taipei, TAIWAN
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Alternative
Event Type: Showcase