Diggin’ This: Gong Gong Gong – “Down Quantity Road 數量的王國” (Wharf Cat Records) (Official Video)
Tom Ng and Joshua Frank are the Beijing duo 工工工 (pronounced Gong Gong Gong). The pair play simple, straightforward music that utterly captivates, despite only being armed with one guitar and one bass. Their spare, drumless aesthetic has you hooked immediately courtesy of their driving, chugging riffs and Ng’s stark vocals sung in his native Cantonese. Latest song “Down Quantity Road 數量的王國” takes cues from musical touchstones as diverse as Tom Waits, Mississippi blues, drone music, Zamrock, and Southeast Asian psychedelia.
Now if they would only do a collaboration with King Krule.
Track of the day.
Gong Gong Gong – “Down Quantity Road 數量的王國” (Official Video)