China Syndrome

China Syndrome

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China Syndrome are an energetic power pop band from the musical hotbed of Vancouver, B.C. Our music is a fine blend of the driving pop hooks of The New Pornographers and Fountains of Wayne, with liberal dollops of old favourites such as the Replacements, XTC and the Small Faces.

Biography

China Syndrome is pleased to keep the power pop fire burning bright with the release of our DEBUT, SELF-TITLED CD. Our music is a fine blend of the driving pop hooks of The New Pornographers and Fountains of Wayne, with liberal dollops of old favourites such as the Replacements, XTC and the Small Faces. Our album was recorded at JC/DC Studio in Vancouver under the keen production eyes and ears of David Carswell, with help from The New Pornographers’ John Collins, the team responsible for great recent discs by The New Pornographers, Destroyer, Immaculate Machine, Tegan and Sara, The Winks, among many others.

CHINA SYNDROME is vocalist and guitarist Tim Chan, guitarist Vern Beamish, bassist Gord Berry and Scott Watts on drums. We've been involved in a number of other Vancouver and Victoria bands including 64 Funnycars, She Was the Law, Lumpy, The Dry Coughs, Magic Ass and The Critics. We’ve been steadily building a following over the past year, playing in various Vancouver venues including the Lamplighter, the Backstage Lounge, Piccadilly Pub, the Marine Club (R.I.P.) and the Princeton Pub.

The CHINA SYNDROME CD features twelve songs, eleven of them written or co-written by Tim, the twelfth being a rockin' cover of The Pale Fountains' "Jean's Not Happening." We will be actively promoting CHINA SYNDROME throughout 2007; our next show is on March 23 at Pat's Pub, 403 East Hastings St. in Vancouver.

Discography

China Syndrome, self-titled CD - released January 2007.

The album is receiving airplay on various campus radio stations across the country. Four songs from the CD, "Friend By Habit," "Here Comes That Monday Feeling," "Cantopop," and "Flat World" are currently streaming at CBC Radio 3, http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/China-Syndrome

Set List

Depending on whether we're headlining or supporting, we usually play a 40-45 minute set. We have two sets of material including...

The 11 original songs on our self-titled CD:
Flat World
Friend By Habit
I'm Not Sure
Tired of Pretending
Here Comes That Monday Feeling
Cantopop
She's In Her Own Space
So Proud
Something Real
Keep It A Secret
Way Out

We have a number of originals that haven't been recorded including:
Goodbye We're Sober
You Were Meant For Me
Get A Life

We also play a number of covers including:
Train In Vain - originally by the Clash
Lucifer Sam - originally by Pink Floyd
A Million Miles Away - originally by the Plimsouls
Shake Some Action - originally by the Flamin' Groovies
Jean's Not Happening - originally by the Pale Fountains
Starry Eyes - originally by the Records