MEMPHIS, TN | April 12, 2017 – Memphis indie-rockers China Gate announced their upcoming EP release today, titled Good Grief. Full of catchy, sing-along choruses, it’s the perfect collection of tunes for summertime adventures and is scheduled for release on Friday, May 19.
Following their debut album Hunca Munca from 2015, Good Grief provides strong insight on how the band has grown in sound and stature. Lead singer and lyricist Tiger Adams has a newfound voice and perspective, confronting aspects of the human struggle through music. Bundled up with catchy melodies, bright beats and talented performances all round, China Gate’s musical chemistry shines bright.The band has built a solid foundation as a respected Memphis-regular, and completed a regional tour this past winter with Boyscott, including an official 2017 SXSW show at Karma Lounge.
China Gate will celebrate with a record release show on Thursday, May 18 at the Hi-Tone Cafe in Memphis (show details to come). The EP will be available in physical and digital format via Bandcamp, iTunes and Pizza Tape Records on May 19.
ABOUT CHINA GATE:
China Gate are a five-piece indie rock band from Memphis, TN. China Gate’s origins go back to the summer of 2013; vocalist and guitarist Tiger Adams began writing for a casual recording project and found some of the tunes developing into full-fledged songs. After moving back to Memphis that winter, he connected with friends Walt Phelan and Conner Booth for the recording Hunca Munca. The debut album was released on Nashville-based Pizza Tape Records in 2015. They began to play live at local shows and recruited brothers Harry and Kyle Neblett to play keys and drums; the group chemistry was an instant fit for their developing sound.
China Gate spent the next few years building its local fan-base and reputation in Memphis, playing regular shows around the city, while all members balanced band duties alongside work and college. They have opened for various bands including Pinegrove, Hoops and Diarrhea Planet, growing their name as an established Memphis band. Their upcoming EP Good Grief, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, confronting issues from mental health to the search for positivity in the modern world. Recently, the band completed a regional tour, including an official 2017 SXSW show at Karma Lounge. Youthful and inspired, China Gate promises this is only the start of their career.