Introducing: The 尺口mp

As the Womb and Strange Stains China Tour draws near, we caught up with the support acts to find out more about their respective cities!

Next, let’s cruise over to the seaside city of Fuzhou to meet leisure pop trio The 尺口mp.

The 尺口mp – pronounced “chǐ kǒu” in Chinese or “The Romp” in English – is a band formed by vocalist and guitarist A Xing in 2013, which now consists of Tie Nan (bass) and KK (drums). The 尺口mp create a laidback lo-fi blend of indie pop and shoegaze, full of upbeat, seaside dreams lovingly doused in chorus. As one of the most well-known bands in Fuzhou right now, the band performed at NUART Festival in Chengdu last year alongside fellow QiiiSnacks buddies Die!Chiwawa! Die!

We are stoked to have The 尺口mp play support for the Fujian show at Maker Live, a truly unique live venue that boasts an outdoor stage and open roof!

Starsign

A Xing:Libra ♎️
Tie Nan:Cancer ♏️
KK: Gemini ♊️

Fave Emoji

 🍹

Fave KTV Song

恋曲1990
狗脸的岁月

Fave FX

Reverb/Chorus

Childhood Idol

A Xing:Harry Potter
Tie Nan:Takeshi Kaneshiro

Guilty Pleasure

Iron Man: Watching surveillance
A Xing: Pimple squeezing videos
KK: Seeing people get parking tickets

Biggest Dislike

Misunderstanding / rambling

I scan you or you scan me?

You scan me.

“Do you smoke?”

All of us do.

“What would you like to drink?”

A Xing:Cola
Tie Nan:Soda Water
KK:Beer

 

KIWESE: How did the name “The 尺口mp” come about? What does it mean?

A XING: Actually, it comes from a computer font. It looks like RO.

What do you guys do for work?

A XING: Education.

TIE NAN: Livehouse manager.

KK:Drum teacher.

How would you describe your relationship with QiiiSnacks Records?

A XING: It’s very trustworthy!

Where do you usually rehearse and record?

A XING: We practice out on Fuzhou’s Zhongzhou Island, a place originally built as a European Royal Palace on water that was later turned into a small wholesale market due to site management problems, an “ancient castle” with gorgeous exterior and chaotic interior. It’s like the Mainland version of Kowloon city.

Zhongzhou Island – palace exterior.

Zhongzhou Island – palace interior (!!)

What are your plans for the band this year?

A XING: Maybe we’ll record something. It’s pretty chill.

What’s the music scene like in Fuzhou?

A XING: It’s a lot more active than before. Ice and fire.

Any Fuzhou food suggestions?

A XING: Abalone noodles (捞化),stewed pots (炖罐),stewed noodles (卤杂粉干),kompyang (光饼, a type of Fuzhou specialty cake),lotus cake (藕糕), sticky rice (糯米饭)… too many!

Thanks!

Check out The 尺口mp on Bandcamp.


1)星座?
阿星:天平
铁男:天蝎
KK:双子

2)最喜欢的Emoji表情
🍹

3)最喜欢的KTV歌曲
恋曲1990/狗脸的岁月

4)最喜欢的效果FX
混响/合唱

5)小时候的偶像
阿星:阿里伯德
铁男:金城武

6)罪恶的欢愉
铁男:监视
阿星:所有挤痘视频
KK:警察抄牌

7)最讨厌的事儿
误解/啰嗦

8)“你扫我还是我扫你?”
你扫我

9)“抽不抽烟?”
都抽

10)“想喝什么么?”
阿星:可乐
铁男:苏打水
KK:啤酒

问:The 尺口mp这个名字怎么出现了,是什么意思?
其实是源于一个电脑字体,尺口神似RO就这个叫了

问:你们做什么工作,然后平时怎么玩儿?
阿星:教育/铁男live house管理/KK:鼓培训

问:能不能说一下你们和QiiiSnacks Records的关系
是值得信任的!

问:喜欢你们的lofi声音,你们平时在哪里排练,录音?
排练在福州的中洲岛(一个原本打造成水上欧洲皇宫的场所,后因场所经营问题沦为小商品批发市场,一个外表华丽内部混乱的“古堡”)

问:你们今年乐队有什么策划?还是比较随意?
也许会录音,比较随意

问:福州的音乐场景怎么样?
现在比之前活跃很多,冰火两重天

问:能不能推荐福州有什么好吃?
捞化,炖罐,卤杂粉干,光饼,藕糕,糯米饭……太多了


 The 尺口mp perform with Womb and Strange Stains at Maker Live on 3 July.

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