Rubber Phonograph Needle

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Rubber Phonograph Needle around 2009

Rubber Phonograph Needle (橡胶唱针, xiang jiao chang zhen), a beat/indie rock band from Beijing

also known as RPN



Vocals and guitars: Si Yunge 司云阁

Guitar: Xu Shipeng 许世鹏

Bass: Lv Junzhe 吕俊哲

Drums: Li Yangfan 李洋帆


RPN was formed in Winter 2006, their music is as strange as their band name. Since the beginning of 2007 the started playing on local gigs around Beijing area and gained more selfconfidence in their live appearance. In May 2007 their selftitled debut EP was release and along with it they also wend on tour and played in places such as Shanghai, Nanjing, Hefei, Tianjin etc. A series of festival participation and press exposure followed. Meanwhile the bands fave for vintage rock approach became clearer with their increase in playing skills and understanding. September 2009 they release their 2nd EP "Glider".

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Billing themselves as "post-punk" indie, Rubber Phonograph Needle (RPN) - or RPN - is a busy, hardworking Beijing band. Find them at your local indie music venue and prepare for a ride.

On May 3rd, 2010, they performed at the Midi Music Festival 2010.

Participated Festivals



  • Glider (Rubber Phonograph Needle) EP - September 2009
  • Rubber Phonograph Needle (Rubber Phonograph Needle) EP - May 2007

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