Around two months ago I had the pleasure of discovering what could be one of Beijing’s best bands out there. They go by the name Queen Sea Big Shark, very unique, no? With notable influences such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, and any other bands out there from the 1980s rock scene in New York City. Queen Sea Big Shark gives us a very tasteful new wave and dance rock sound.
They formed in 2005 on Beijing, with members Fu Han (vocals), Cao Pu (guitar), Wang Jinghan (bass), and Xiau Wu (drums). But it wasn’t until 2007 when they released their major eponymous debut album. Followed by their sophomore album in 2010 titled “Wave”. So how did the band come up with their name? The vocalist Fu Han said; “One day we walked around Queensea Lake in Beijing, we saw a sign that read ‘This is mine, don’t even touch it, I’m queen sea big shark,’ then we thought, ‘Wow! That’s cool. Let’s take it“, definitely amazing when you just happen to bump onto your future band’s name, right?
Nonetheless, Queen Sea Big Shark definitely rocks the music scene in China, check out their music video for “Let’s Play” below! A special collaboration with Converse China.