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Elephant Gym ready to emerge from Taiwan's COVID cocoon

Taiwanese band heading to Fuji Rock on the heels of new album release

At the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, Elephant Gym decided to slow things down and sort through their feelings. Their latest album "Dreams" is the culmination of this two-year detour. (Photo by Chiaki Machida)

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- The last time indie band Elephant Gym played for an overseas audience was in Japan in January 2020. Drummer Tu Chia-chin recalled hearing news of a virus spreading in China at the time.

"Of course we had no clue that things would end up like this," Tu said.

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