As China’s indie music scene has grown ever larger and more varied, blogs have popped up to keep us English-language speakers in the know. We’ve long relied on China Music Radar and Rock in China Wiki, as well as Kungfuology (both Andy Best and now Jake Newby) and SmartShanghai and a host of other sites we’re probably just forgetting right now – feel free to add them in comments.
Anyway, we wanted to point you to a new blog that’s just started out: Indie Heart Attack (心肌梗塞). Its goal, the founders say, is to “simply provide good indie music links, some local show info and maybe an interview or two” in both Chinese and English. It’s by the same guys who host the Thursday Heart Attack party at Not Me, so you’ll also see which local Shanghai scenesters are spinning the decks this week.
They’ve been pretty busy already. The blog already has mp3 links to several prominent Chinese indie rock bands (Casino Demons, Lava/Ox/Sea, Islands etc.) and an interview with Beijing girl rockers Ourself Beside Me, who we last saw playing at Yu Ying Tang in May (they were great).
It’s a promising start, and we’re hoping they can keep up the energy – it’ll make a great addition to any Chinese indie rock blogroll.