About Gong Gong Gong
Formed in 2015, Gong Gong Gong’s earliest shows were in Beijing underpass tunnels and DIY spaces. Since releasing their first 7” on New York’s Wharf Cat Records in November 2018, the band has toured the United States and Europe, played SXSW, and performed at iconic New York art space The Kitchen, and MoMA PS1. They’ve toured with artists including Michael Rother (NEU!, Harmonia), Parquet Courts, Bodega and Tonstartssbandht.
In the spirit of the pioneering 1960s group the Monks, Gong Gong Gong create music that is irreverent but captivating, abstract but deeply energetic. Also like the Monks, who were comprised of American GIs living in Germany, Gong Gong Gong are perpetual outsiders in their adopted home: Ng, who was born in Hong Kong, is arguably the only guitarist in China to sing in Cantonese, while Frank, originally from Montreal, has lived in Beijing on-and-off since childhood. (He is the English translator of Ng’s lyrics, adding another layer to the duo’s close collaboration).