Steely Heart (钢心乐队) has been serious contenders on the Beijing scene for nearly a decade. I recall seeing them back in 2008, and although I was unfortunately too preoccupied to properly give them the time of day, I’m happy to finally have come around and showcase their music with some actual effort.
To paraphrase them, they mix the directness of punk with some electronic elements, but all in all they try to keep it pretty simple. And it works. Well.