< Rebuilding The Right Of Status are at the top of the indie-rock heap in China thanks to their vibrant post-punk revival.
< Along his 10-year career, the trio has collaborated with artists such as Brian Eno and performed live with Gang Of Four.
Raised by Nanjing intellectuals, Rebuilding The Rights Of Statues (Re-TROS) 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. The pair eventually drifted to Beijing in 2003, where they were introduced to drummer Ma Hui –Hua Dong switched to guitar– and Re-TROS was born.
In the Fall of 2005, the trio signed to Modern Sky Records and recorded their debut EP Cut Off! During recording sessions, they attracted the attention of legendary composer/producer Brian Eno, who was using the same studio. Eno sat down with the band and contributed guest keyboards on several tracks.
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 Asia, Europe, The U.S., and beyond. Also in 2011, they toured with their heroes, Gang Of Four, one of their greatest influences with Joy Division and Pere Ubu.
Mad Cool Festival 2018 will be the first opportunity to enjoy their darkly riveting, explosive performances in Madrid.