Rebuilding The Rights of Statues (Re-Tros) - Before The Applause
Raised by Nanjing intellectuals, Rebuilding The Rights Of Statues frontman Hua Dong was exposed to rock music at an early age and began writing songs and playing instruments in his teens. After a few years spent studying abroad in Germany, he returned to Nanjing where he began drumming for seminal Chinese rockers PK14. It was in the Nanjing underground music scene that Hua Dong met bassist Liu Min, who had been playing in bands around town. The pair eventually drifted to Beijing in 2003, where they were introduced to drummer Ma Hui - Hua Dong switched to guitar, andRebuilding The Rights Of Statues was born. The trio soon began electrifying Beijing audiences with their darkly riveting, explosive performances.
In the Fall of 2005, the band signed to Modern Sky Records and recorded their debut EP "Cut Off!", released later that year. During recording sessions, Rebuilding attracted the attention of legendary composer/producer and all-round nice guy Brian Eno, who was using the same studio to record some of his Afternoon Ambient Works. Eno sat down with the band and contributed guest keyboards on several tracks.
Rebuilding's catalogue of influences are combed from internet piracy, black market CDs, and mix tapes worn thin. Hua Dong credits bands like Bauhaus, Joy Division, Television, and Pere Ubu among his greatest influences.
In March 2007, Rebuilding toured the United States around the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, which garnered a good amount of attention from US press outlets including The New York Times, Village Voice, The Onion NY/ Chicago, Fader, Time Out NY, The Austin Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and others. While in New York City for a handful of shows, the band was invited to the ABC News studios for an appearance on "The Mix", and were a few months later featured nationally on NPR.
2009 saw the release of the band's first full-length album, Watch Out! Climate Has Changed, Fat Mum Rises, which further cemented their position at the top of the indie-rock heap in China.
They've since toured the U.S. several more times - including around CMJ in 2011, SXSW in 2012, and the Modern Sky Festival in Central Park in 2014. Also in 2011, they toured with their heroes, Gang Of Four, in Australia.
Rebuilding are currently working on a new album for 2017 and are looking forward to tour dates in China, Europe, The U.S., and beyond.
重塑雕像的权利乐队成立于2003年3月，深受Bauhaus、Joy Division、Gang of Four等70年代后朋克乐队的影响，是当下国内摇滚乐坛最具代表性的乐队之一。2005年乐队签约摩登天空并发行首张EP《Cut Off！》，经典的后朋克曲风与冲击力极强的现场演出迅速征服了大批的乐迷。2009年他们发行了备受好评的全长专辑《Watch out! Climate Has Changed, Fat Mum Rises...》，进一步奠定了自己在国内后朋克领域的领军地位。目前，重塑雕像的权利乐队正在新的音乐领域进行尝试，力图给乐迷带来不同于以往的听觉感受。