Re: Matt Tong
He's actually half British and half Chinese.
I read an interview of him in a Hong Kong trend magazine which he said so.
Anyways, he's definitely one of my inspiration for drumming as his drumming is very creative and interesting. I must say that the album A Weekend in the City is a waste of his talent as he resorted back to the traditional pop/rock drumming. All the creativity and unique drumming in Silent Alarm is gone! The thing I like about their first album is that almost every song has a different beat to it.
Some might consider his drumming too busy, but if everybody does the same old thing, it wouldn't be interesting wouldn't it? :)
Though, i heard from a few people that has seen Matt live says that he goes offbeat at times during the concert? Anyone elaborate on that?