Sunset Rollercoaster + 9m88

MusicBox, Lisboa

21:30, 11.09.22

Sunset Rollercoaster are a romantic pop band from Taipei, made up of Tseng Kuo-Heng (vocals/guitar), Chen Hung-Li (bass), Lo Tsun-Lung (drums), Wang Shao-Hsuan (keyboard), and Huang Hao-Ting (Saxophone). Their music immediately announces that the band comes from a humid, extremely relaxed island, synthesizing influences that have lapped up against Taiwan’s sub-tropical shores: soul, R&B, and rock from America, the neon-lit textures and jazz funk musicianship of Japanese city pop, and the earworm melodies and eternal melancholy of Chinese-language pop. Added to this is a DIY spirit and garage-punk energy that could only come from years spent playing together in their hometown’s fertile underground scene. From these humble beginnings, Sunset Rollercoaster have risen to become bona-fide stars, topping festival bills from China to Japan, and headlining tours in North America and Europe.

9m88 aka. Baba is a Taipei-raised, New York-based musician. After arriving in New York as a Jazz voice major, she has broadened her interest in various genres of music, including Jazz, R&B, Pop, and Free Improvisation. Baba is also known for infusing her music with vivid and retro visuals. Her lyrics usually deal with personal bitter-sweet stories on a daily basis. The release of her 7-inch vinyl “Nine Head Hinano”, including a cover of City Pop classic “Plastic Love”, has helped her increase followers over the world. 9m88 released her debut album “Beyond Mediocrity” independently in August 2019, and was well-received in the industry. She was invited to play at Summer Sonic Festival in Japan, Clockenflap Festival in Hong Kong and SummerStage in New York. Her unique fashion style has also gained her many fashion magazine coverages. 9m88 is currently working on her sophomore album, which is due summer of 2022.