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“The new video “Anjilla” by China Davis is an intimate look into tempest-tossed nostalgia for a bygone era, when one could make an honest living from work that was inherently meaningful. It is the meaningful work of honest hearts who hail from Gig Harbor, the fishing town-cum-suburban bedroom community tucked away across the bay from Tacoma. Their humble roots and compassionate sense of injustice are projected through the body of their work in spirit and message. In addition to writing poetic, socially conscious lyrics, they organize and perform charitable concert fundraisers for Music Giving Back. Nice guys with a genuine sound who walk the walk and talk the talk with equal grace, their music is reminiscent of some ‘boss’ blue-collar bands that made it big in the 70s-80s, filtered down through 90s Seattle anomie and sweetened liberally with a live and let live attitude.”

“Their style of rock is what is missing in popular music.”

“this group is nowhere near shallow, speaking with their heart and soul”

Alecia Gaussoin - Tacoma Weekly

“(China Davis) is a band that throws their entire soul into their music”

Ron Swarner - The Weekly Volcano

“The Greatest Band I've Ever Booked”

Jason MacKinnon - Former Owner of Jazzbones (Tacoma, WA)

“(Shadowdancing) sounds like The Joshua Tree, Damn the Torpedoes, Highway 61 Revisited, and Born in the USA shoved into Eddie Vedder’s juicer”

“(China Davis') memorable music drips with searing social unrest, highlighting needed change”

“the music parallels early U2. It's simple, but angular and clever”

Ron Swarner - The Weekly Volcano