Exciting Memphis-based quintet China Gate have a new EP slated to drop later this week, which builds on the momentum garnered from their debut. You can exclusively rock out to that four-song effort today on PV. Their melodic brand of rock is evident from the jump, with the title track setting the tone for the rest of the effort.
"After Hunca Munca I had written a full album's worth of songs, but eventually found them too self absorbed and comfortable with negativity." singer Tiger Adams says. "I scrapped the songs and decided to write songs that would force me to confront the negativity in my life and find a way to progress through my problems.
"The songs definitely deal with negativity and mental illness, but if you hear it and think it’s a batch of songs celebrating my sadness, I think you missed the whole point of the EP. It deals a lot with taking stock of my life so far as a 21-year-old and finding ways to get better. Writing Good Grief served as a pros and cons list or a venn diagram of my life in a search for positivity."
Final bit of the original quote regarding writing of the songs is fine as is.
China Gate's Good Grief
will be available in physical and digital format via Bandcamp
and Pizza Tape Records
on May 19.