Arguably the biggest emo band coming out from China, Chinese Football is a four-piece indie rock/emo/post rock band based in Wuhan,China. Chinese Football formed in 2011 when vocalist Xubo met guitarist Wang Bo. The current lineup completed when bassist Li Lixin joined in in 2012 and drummer Zhen Zili jumped on board in 2016.
Chinese Football tries to keep the original tension of punk music while operating with a DIY attitude. Inspired by late 1990s emo pioneers like Jimmy Eat World, Get Up Kids and American Football, Chinese Football specializes in a potent guitar and bass-driven wistful indie rock sound. Together with frentic guitar riffs and Mandarin lyrics, Chinese Football is devoted to expressing the fantasy of youth and its frustration.