One of my own interesting personal discoveries this week was a whole set of interesting, alternative young Chinese guitar bands. Of course I should have known they existed but it was great to chance upon them and also how fresh they sounded to my ears.
Carsick Cars are probably the best known internationally of all of these groups. Here are a couple of songs from their most recent album, 2014's 3. Fired by the influence of Sonic Youth, (who they've supported, as well as playing an All Tomorrow's parties festival), and The Clean and Krautrock most obviously, but they take templates like these and re-ignite them with their own energy and fire. There's also an interview with them below where they talk about what they do. More from this scene over the coming weeks.