Taipei, Taipei, TWN

Orangegrass is a power trio indie shoegazing band from Taipei. Characterized by pounding rhythms reminiscent of the driving rains in the city of their birth, Orangegrass represents a new generation of creative rock in Taiwan.


Sought after by music festival organizers, they gained definitive recognition in 2007 as the opening act for The Appleseed Cast and Maximilian Hecker.

Their mini album debut Rainbow 4 a.m., independently released in 2006 and now out of print, has become a cult classic. Following their initial success, Orangegrass has attracted an audience that appreciates the subjective side of life, with a feeling for what memories can mean and hide.

The reality of life is inevitably more complicated than it seems. In their lyrics and melodies, the band has found a way to uncover the drama behind the quotidian hum-drum, revealing those wounds that one always wants to forget or those photos one tries to pack away in some long-forgotten suitcase. Just as a chance encounter or a sudden accidental meeting brings the immediacy of those moments back to life, Orangegrass brings their audience to life.

This may well explain the reason why many people can't take it when first exposed to the Orangegrass musical experience. Once people get it, the addiction sets in, and all of these inchoate feelings join the sediment of previous past memories, providing new material for the next undulating soundtrack.

Alternating between fast allegro and smooth lento, the trio maintains the fundamental characteristic of rock n' roll: direct emotion and driving rhythm. Yet it's easier to say what Orangegrass is as opposed to what they sound like. You won't hear any mundane repetitions, artificial drum lines, or unbearably pop guitar arrangements: Running dance has the speedy feeling of an urban wastescape; And Go is like a stroll along sunset lanes tinged with regret and delivery; Rainbow 4AM is like the nervous shadow of teenage thoughts; Silvery takes us back to the wonderful time when rock n' roll first started crossing international borders; and What we didn't say describes the emotional distance between two persons. At the end of this musical journey, a faint light filters in through the dust and rubble of memory lane.

In December 2008 they released their first album. After some serious touring in Taiwan. They started to be invited to almost every major festivals of the island. They were accepted by the CMJ in 2009 but some family issue of a band member kept them in stay Taiwan.

In September 2010, they participated in the Eslite Rooftop Festival and attracted 1000 fans when they performed. This year they also support Blonde Redhead and Shonen Knife when they touring in Taiwan.

Festivals Invited:

Spring Scream Festival (Taiwan, Kenting)
Formoz Festival (Taiwan, Taipei)
Megaport Festival (Taiwan, Kaohsiung)
Autumn Tiger Festival (Taiwan, Taipei)
Simple Life Festival (Taiwan, Taipei)
Rock Taichung Festival (Taiwan, Taichung)
Eslite Rooftop Festival (Taiwan, Taipei)
Plenty Rock Festival (Taiwan, Taipei)
Grass Fest (Taiwan, Yilan)
Vicious Circle Punk Festival (Taiwan, Taiepi)
Kaohsiung Design Festival


Cumulonimbus (2008)

Rainbow 4 a.m. (2006)
Goodbye Sunshine (2008)
2 Sides (2010)

Compilation Albums:
Lobo Three (2005)
Kafka Urban Folk Vol.1 (2007)
Summer Tail movie soundtrack (2007)