26 June, 9pm
Cage Bar – HCMC
Cage has the honour to present: “Rebuilding the Rights of Statues”
With their new album “Watch Out! Climate Has Changed, Fat Mum Rises…”
Rocking all the way from Beijing to New York, and now in Saigon.
Raised by Nanjing intellectuals, Rebuilding The Rights Of Statues frontman Hua Dong was exposed to rock music at an early age and began writing songs and playing instruments in his teens. After a few years spent studying abroad in Germany, he returned to Nanjing where he began drumming for seminal Chinese rockers PK14. It was in the Nanjing underground music scene that Hua Dong met bassist Liu Min, who had been playing in bands around town. The pair eventually drifted to Beijing in 2003, where they were introduced to drummer Ma Hui – Hua Dong switched to guitar, and Rebuilding The Rights Of Statues was born. The trio soon began electrifying Beijing audiences with their darkly riveting, explosive performances.
In the Fall of 2005, the band signed to Modern Sky Records and recorded their debut EP “Cut Off!”, released later that year. During recording sessions, Rebuilding attracted the attention of legendary composer/producer and all-round nice guy Brian Eno, who was using the same studio to record some of his Afternoon Ambient Works. Eno sat down with the band and contributed guest keyboards on several tracks.
Rebuilding’s catalogue of influences are combed from internet piracy, black market CDs, and mix tapes worn thin. Hua Dong credits bands like Bauhaus, Joy Division, Television, and Pere Ubu among his greatest influences.
In March 2007, Rebuilding toured the United States and gathered a good amount of attention from US press outlets. The band is looking forward to returning to the States in 2009 to promote their new album, “Watch Out! Climate Has Changed, Fat Mum Rises…”.
3A Ton Duc Thang, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam