Watch: Fender Sessions debuts in China with a live performance by STOLEN

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Watch: Fender Sessions debuts in China with a live performance by STOLEN

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Watch STOLEN perform three songs for the inaugural Fender Sessions x China performance, a series which will spotlight Chinese artists and bands.

What you need to know:

Formed in 2010, Chinese band STOLEN blend techno, darkwave, and post-punk influences, creating a  high-energy sound that is introspective, exploratory and most of all, irresistibly danceable. Their explosive audio-visual live show has seen them perform alongside legendary new wave band New Order, and they have sold-out shows and festivals across China for the past decade.

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In this episode of Fender Sessions, STOLEN perform three songs on Fender American Vintage II series guitars, including “Capture the Star” from their latest album and two past hits “Never Believe” & “Suicidium Morbus”.

The band also discusses changes to their creative process over the years in the Fender Sessions episode, the journey of searching for their own sounds and music, and the role guitar plays in this journey.

“By now, none of our albums is very satisfactory to me, because we are never a band that can spend ten years on perfecting a project, we tend to keep and produce the sounds in our mind on the spot,” says lead singer Liang Yi of the band’s continually evolving sound.

In the video, STOLEN play an American Vintage II 1963 Telecaster, a 1972 Telecaster Thinline & a 1954 Precision Bass.

Watch the full video of STOLEN’s electrifying Fender Sessions China performance below:

Continuing their commitment to highlighting some of the most exciting guitar-wielding live performers the world over, the Fender Sessions series will undoubtedly be worth keeping an eye on over the coming months as the company continues to showcase more exciting Chinese bands and artists.

Listen to STOLEN’s latest album Eroded Creation here.