A refreshing change from the blinding lights and overcoiffed Mandopop flavors-of-the week populating the mainstream Chinese-language music awards, the Abbey Road Awards are a much more subdued affair celebrating indie musicians working in mainland China today. They announced winners earlier this month and recipients include many of our favorite bands and old friends such as Cao Fang, Qu Wanting, Tree, Hedgehog, Wanderlust and more. It’s nice to see talented, hard-working musicians get some recognition by the platform that supports them the most – Douban.
Peep at videos and and photos of the artists with their awards (which we think bear a striking resemblance to a Miike Snow EP) here. Congratulations to all the winners!