M.O.P.A (MY OWN PRIVATE ALASKA) | [France/ post-metal]
Ukraine / Belarus / Russia / China Tour 2011

Special guest: LI JIANHONG [Zhejiang/China]

Support band: DEVILS AT THE CROSSROAD [France/Brazil]



Debut album AMEN (2010) produced by Ross Robinson (THE CURE / KORN /


Somewhere in between formal minimalism and aesthetic extravaganza, My Own Private Alaska impresses by being authentic. Merging the spectres of Chopin and the crescendos of Will Haven, their music appears at times captivating, gloomy and abrasive. Architects of a fragile and imposing universe, the three sitting musicians have gathered momentum since their creation in 2007. In the aftermath of a successful collaboration with producer extraordinaire Ross Robinson, the band has captured new ground imprinting their enigmatic formula to a broadening audience. The fascination of this French trio unfolds in a space haunted by melancholy piano chords, cathartic screams and the hypnotic pulse of a collective identity. A rapture tainted by madness, beauty and despair. Their sound represents a unique opportunity to dig into a captivating film noir synchronizing your cardiac palpitations to the conscience of a band that defies easy labelling.

For 10 years, Li Jianhong has been one of the main actors in the Chinese avant-garde /exp/noise scene and is considered one of the best improvisers and performers. The intensity of his playing is between deafening silence and disaster. From 2002 to 2007 he organized the 2pi festival in Hangzhou and Shanghai, which for 6 years has been considered the best of the Asian underground scene.

With a sound that combines blues, punk, stoner and good ol’ hard rock, Devils at the Crossroad plays balls to the wall, pure energy rock’n’roll music ! The three musicians coming from France and Brazil give to the band’s compositions a very singular touch. With a guitarist/singer (ex Dropkicks from Shanghai) influenced by old blues and punk-rock, a bass player shaped by old-school hard rock, and a drummer (ex Last Chance of Youth and AK-47) who has heavy metal in its DNA, they create the perfect cocktail for ROCK….

Devils at the crossroad, more info: www.myspace.cn/devilsatthecrossroad.

Presented by Wangba Music


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