Chinese band Wang Wen (惘聞) played their first gig in Taipei last night at Underworld (地下社會) in Shi-Da Road. Hailing from Dalian, Wang Wen are in Taiwan as part of the PUTS Sound 8, a documentary film and music festival.
Wang Wen’s sound not only evokes the spirit of Sonic Youth, they also employ some unorthodox guitar playing methods, such as using electric fans and screwdrivers, to create unique sounds. They create an intense “wall of sound” effect in their mostly instrumental numbers.
The band only said a few words during their set. They said they were glad to have the chance to come and perform in Taiwan and they hoped Taiwanese bands would also come to play in China.
Wang Wen were supported by 88 Balaz and Taimaica Sound System. They are also playing at ATT in Kaohsiung at 3:00pm on Saturday 21 February and at The Wall in Taipei at 8:00pm on Sunday 22 February.