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!
A Xing：Libra ♎️
Tie Nan：Cancer ♏️
KK: Gemini ♊️
Fave KTV Song
A Xing：Harry Potter
Tie Nan：Takeshi Kaneshiro
Iron Man: Watching surveillance
A Xing: Pimple squeezing videos
KK: Seeing people get parking tickets
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?”
Tie Nan：Soda Water
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.
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.
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!
Check out The 尺口mp on Bandcamp.