New CD Review - Visions of Victoria
"Digital blips are sprinkled over moody acoustic strumming that builds up to mellow, introspective indie pop in tentative alliance with a drum machine.The more upbeat early-album moments suggest an unfinished version of Pulsars, while the up-front vocals and interesting multi-tracking lend a Housemartins vibe." Read the rest of Brendan Clift’s review of Visions of Victoria by Liance here: http://ughk.co/1uwSbDy

New CD Review - Visions of Victoria

"Digital blips are sprinkled over moody acoustic strumming that builds up to mellow, introspective indie pop in tentative alliance with a drum machine.The more upbeat early-album moments suggest an unfinished version of Pulsars, while the up-front vocals and interesting multi-tracking lend a Housemartins vibe." Read the rest of Brendan Clift’s review of Visions of Victoria by Liance here: http://ughk.co/1uwSbDy

"Zoo’s music can be described as a union of experimental rock and trip hop – a strong balance between organic and natural elements, and electronic quirks. The band has proved that their beats and instrumentals are the authority, and the vocals, a great asset." Read the rest of Chloe Cheng’s review of Atoms & Combinations by Zoo here: http://ughk.co/1rItXSh

"Zoo’s music can be described as a union of experimental rock and trip hop – a strong balance between organic and natural elements, and electronic quirks. The band has proved that their beats and instrumentals are the authority, and the vocals, a great asset." Read the rest of Chloe Cheng’s review of Atoms & Combinations by Zoo here: http://ughk.co/1rItXSh

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Originally from Wyoming, Lancifer bought a one-way ticket to Nashville to pursue his music career when he was merely in 11th grade, and now, having snuck into Gloden Globe awards, won MTV reality shows and performed with MTV celebrities (meekakitty), Lancifer’s story is one of the musical American Dream. Lancifer’s unique style is features synthesizer solos, flat ground front flips, piano ballads, and trap breakdown dance choreography. Catch the contagious charisma of Lancifer, 19-20th July at the Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Festival.
來自美國加州的Lancifer,以Pop/Dance/Hip-hop為主要音樂類型。18歲開始穿州過省,在美國各地四處流浪表演,現在在金球獎、MTV都可以聽到他的音樂。Lancifer擅長的Piano Ballad配上Synthesizer Solo和Breakdown段落的編舞,組成獨一無二的表演風格。7月19-20日來蘭桂坊音樂啤酒節親身感受Lancifer的流行魅力吧!

Originally from Wyoming, Lancifer bought a one-way ticket to Nashville to pursue his music career when he was merely in 11th grade, and now, having snuck into Gloden Globe awards, won MTV reality shows and performed with MTV celebrities (meekakitty), Lancifer’s story is one of the musical American Dream. Lancifer’s unique style is features synthesizer solos, flat ground front flips, piano ballads, and trap breakdown dance choreography. Catch the contagious charisma of Lancifer, 19-20th July at the Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Festival.

來自美國加州的Lancifer,以Pop/Dance/Hip-hop為主要音樂類型。18歲開始穿州過省,在美國各地四處流浪表演,現在在金球獎、MTV都可以聽到他的音樂。Lancifer擅長的Piano Ballad配上Synthesizer Solo和Breakdown段落的編舞,組成獨一無二的表演風格。7月19-20日來蘭桂坊音樂啤酒節親身感受Lancifer的流行魅力吧!

"But the angriest are still lurking beneath the surface, quietly making a scene in Hong Kong’s underground venues. Kolor’s “Get So High” addresses the compromises Hong Kong makes to achieve its status as a international financial centre, from the sky-high rents to villagers forced to make way for the building of new railways – issues that has the echo of the current one of NENT. Qiu Hong 秋紅’s song “7.1” repeatedly screams “freedom!” and emphasizes the number 500,000 – the estimated number of people who showed up for the protests in 2003 against the passing of Article 23." Read the rest of Karen Cheung&#8217;s article The Real Handover Hallelujah: The Music of July First here: http://bit.ly/1qlXD68

"But the angriest are still lurking beneath the surface, quietly making a scene in Hong Kong’s underground venues. Kolor’s “Get So High” addresses the compromises Hong Kong makes to achieve its status as a international financial centre, from the sky-high rents to villagers forced to make way for the building of new railways – issues that has the echo of the current one of NENT. Qiu Hong 秋紅’s song “7.1” repeatedly screams “freedom!” and emphasizes the number 500,000 – the estimated number of people who showed up for the protests in 2003 against the passing of Article 23." Read the rest of Karen Cheung’s article The Real Handover Hallelujah: The Music of July First here: http://bit.ly/1qlXD68

We reviewed the New Delhi-grinders ‘Fuzzculture’ back in May here. Their powerful EP, while certainly making an impression, offered little hope for future substance, the common theme of scraping noise and bass-heavy riffs offering little breathing space. With the full album now at hand, it will be interesting to see how the group, self-described as “somewhere between intense electronica and industrial music”, attempt to reach for those needed moments of respite amid the relentless cyber thrashing of the initial tracks. Read the rest of Jon Billinge&#8217;s review of Indulge.Divulge by Fuzzculture here!

We reviewed the New Delhi-grinders ‘Fuzzculture’ back in May here. Their powerful EP, while certainly making an impression, offered little hope for future substance, the common theme of scraping noise and bass-heavy riffs offering little breathing space. With the full album now at hand, it will be interesting to see how the group, self-described as “somewhere between intense electronica and industrial music”, attempt to reach for those needed moments of respite amid the relentless cyber thrashing of the initial tracks. Read the rest of Jon Billinge’s review of Indulge.Divulge by Fuzzculture here!

There’s nothing better than chilling with a beer under the searing summer skies while swaying along to songs. This year, the festival will feature over 20 bands and performers, including: Lancifer, Kashy Keegan, Shotgun Politics, Bamboo Star, and more. So mark down your calendars - next weekend, 19-20 July, you’re drinking and rocking with us. See you there!

炎炎夏日,呷着啤酒、聽著音樂就最好不過!The Underground一如以往全力支持,為啤酒節帶來熱血沸騰的音樂!今年表演單位包括遠道從外地而來的Lancifer、Kashy Keegan,和Shotgun Politics、Bamboo Star等多隊本地樂隊,不容錯過!

FAD can be summed up in four words: British, faddish, alternative and naïve. Mostly influenced by Brit rock but also incorporating many elements of other genres, their self-titled album was released this year. Their distinctively Britrock-style vocals and guitar riffs are sure to turn the venue into a dance floor for the night.用四個字形容FAD:英倫、時髦、另類、天真。正如The Verve的名曲《Bittersweet Symphony》,他們的音樂總是苦中帶甜,以英倫色彩為基調,再把如結他節奏、Synthesizer等不同質感的材料,拼湊而成獨特的跳脫曲調。See you at Backstage on 9th August, and don’t forget to grab your tickets at ticketflap!立刻到 ticketflap 購票,一同在8月9日於Backstage隨著Fad的音樂起舞吧!

FAD can be summed up in four words: British, faddish, alternative and naïve. Mostly influenced by Brit rock but also incorporating many elements of other genres, their self-titled album was released this year. Their distinctively Britrock-style vocals and guitar riffs are sure to turn the venue into a dance floor for the night.用四個字形容FAD:英倫、時髦、另類、天真。正如The Verve的名曲《Bittersweet Symphony》,他們的音樂總是苦中帶甜,以英倫色彩為基調,再把如結他節奏、Synthesizer等不同質感的材料,拼湊而成獨特的跳脫曲調。See you at Backstage on 9th August, and don’t forget to grab your tickets at ticketflap!立刻到 ticketflap 購票,一同在8月9日於Backstage隨著Fad的音樂起舞吧!

“The Haunted” starts things off in typical style. Big Daddy ‘Joey Jones’ Hastings lays down a jaunty, rockabilly-style beat with deftness and precision, while Ziad ‘Tango Pants’ Samman provides the cowboy drawl and snarling, garage-quality guitar and Jasmine ‘Popcorn Shrimp’ Robertson hangs out on the root note and emits delicate ooh-oohs in the chorus. Read the rest of Brendan Clift&#8217;s review of Lindy Chamberlain by Tango &amp; Snatch here!
Download Lindy Chamberlain at: http://artefracture.bandcamp.com/album/lindy-chamberlain

“The Haunted” starts things off in typical style. Big Daddy ‘Joey Jones’ Hastings lays down a jaunty, rockabilly-style beat with deftness and precision, while Ziad ‘Tango Pants’ Samman provides the cowboy drawl and snarling, garage-quality guitar and Jasmine ‘Popcorn Shrimp’ Robertson hangs out on the root note and emits delicate ooh-oohs in the chorus. Read the rest of Brendan Clift’s review of Lindy Chamberlain by Tango & Snatch here!

Download Lindy Chamberlain at: http://artefracture.bandcamp.com/album/lindy-chamberlain

"If you’re looking for categories, Oh! Nullah is essentially punk prog rock. It’s interesting, complex and creative, but unclear and uncompromising vocals combined with a lack of variety in dynamic makes it a difficult task to judge the mood and message of individual songs. Very probably an acquired taste, but it could well be worth acquiring. And if the musicians on this record could reproduce it live, it would definitely be worth seeing. Read the rest of Brendan Clift&#8217;s review of She Spoke In Tongues, I Spoke Incompetence by OH! NULLAH here.&#8221;
Download She Spoke In Tongues, I Spoke Incompetence at: http://ohnullah.bandcamp.com

"If you’re looking for categories, Oh! Nullah is essentially punk prog rock. It’s interesting, complex and creative, but unclear and uncompromising vocals combined with a lack of variety in dynamic makes it a difficult task to judge the mood and message of individual songs. Very probably an acquired taste, but it could well be worth acquiring. And if the musicians on this record could reproduce it live, it would definitely be worth seeing. Read the rest of Brendan Clift’s review of She Spoke In Tongues, I Spoke Incompetence by OH! NULLAH here.”

Download She Spoke In Tongues, I Spoke Incompetence at: http://ohnullah.bandcamp.com

“Go Home” is about the monotony of everyday life – going to work, eating, getting off work, going home alone. Does that sound familiar to you? Summer Romance 夏日浪漫 writes simple melodies and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that tell stories about life, love and Hong Kong. While some songs will make you laugh out loud as you hear the lyrics, some will really hit home and leave you feeling strangely bittersweet.

你想每天放工便回家嗎?不,誰不想每天放工便回家呢?返工、食飯、放工、返屋企,人人日復如是,獨立民謠樂隊夏日浪漫的《我每天放工便回家》,用簡單旋律和到肉歌詞,為我們唱出香港人的枯燥生活,讓人會心微笑(或苦笑)。

Grab tickets via http://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/, and join us at Backstage on 9th August to experience the bittersweet simplicity of Summer Romance’s music for yourself! 立刻到 http://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/ 購票,在8月9日於Backstage和我們一起親身感受Summer Romance 夏日浪漫苦樂參半的音樂吧!

Formed in 2012, Tri-deuces is one of the few jazz bands in the Hong Kong indie scene. Some of the members’ other projects include Majestic G, Nomadic, Bohemian Impact, and the Watchers Quintet. They promise to make you groove with the soul, and groove you will to their spellbinding jazz tunes.成立於2012年的Tri-deuces,成員們同時參與Majestic G、Nomadic、Bohemian Impact和The Watchers Quintet等多隊樂隊,可謂多才多藝。而Tri-deuces獨特Jazz-funk曲風,定能讓你不禁跟隨節奏擺動,讓Groove撼動靈魂深處。Come to Backstage on 9th August, get your tickets athttp://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/, and groove to Tri-deuces with us!立刻到 http://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/ 購票,一起在夏日盡情搖擺吧!

Formed in 2012, Tri-deuces is one of the few jazz bands in the Hong Kong indie scene. Some of the members’ other projects include Majestic G, Nomadic, Bohemian Impact, and the Watchers Quintet. They promise to make you groove with the soul, and groove you will to their spellbinding jazz tunes.

成立於2012年的Tri-deuces,成員們同時參與Majestic G、Nomadic、Bohemian Impact和The Watchers Quintet等多隊樂隊,可謂多才多藝。而Tri-deuces獨特Jazz-funk曲風,定能讓你不禁跟隨節奏擺動,讓Groove撼動靈魂深處。

Come to Backstage on 9th August, get your tickets athttp://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/, and groove to Tri-deuces with us!
立刻到 http://summerserenade.ticketflap.com/ 購票,一起在夏日盡情搖擺吧!

"We have a lot of friends who support us, who cannot be described as groupies or fans. We are not handsome, but we do have a funny side. We hope we can build up more of an audience and make friends during the trip, so that people in Canada will pay attention to us—a local Hong Kong band." HK Magazine did an interview with the Planetrox China 2014 winners Wondergarl 神奇膠fans page; check it out here: http://hk-magazine.com/nightlife/article/wondergarl!

"We have a lot of friends who support us, who cannot be described as groupies or fans. We are not handsome, but we do have a funny side. We hope we can build up more of an audience and make friends during the trip, so that people in Canada will pay attention to us—a local Hong Kong band." HK Magazine did an interview with the Planetrox China 2014 winners Wondergarl 神奇膠fans page; check it out here: http://hk-magazine.com/nightlife/article/wondergarl!

Those crazy guys called Uranus are finally playing a gig in Hong Kong.   Chris B says if you like classic rock,you&#8217;ll like these guys. We say, if you simply enjoy saying &#8220;I&#8217;m going to see Uranus&#8221; then this gig is a must.

Those crazy guys called Uranus are finally playing a gig in Hong Kong.   Chris B says if you like classic rock,you’ll like these guys. We say, if you simply enjoy saying “I’m going to see Uranus” then this gig is a must.

"The album begins with Inside, which has an amazingly impressionable introduction, starting with a grand, ascending buildup that ‘drops’ into thick piano chords played in staccato, which really helps in giving the song it’s ‘stompy’ feel. This is a recurring theme within the album, and I’m tempted to say it’s what gives The Bollands their unique dance-inducing folk sound." Read Mat Lui&#8217;s review of The Bolland&#8217;s Paper House here: http://bit.ly/1l2Nnet!

"The album begins with Inside, which has an amazingly impressionable introduction, starting with a grand, ascending buildup that ‘drops’ into thick piano chords played in staccato, which really helps in giving the song it’s ‘stompy’ feel. This is a recurring theme within the album, and I’m tempted to say it’s what gives The Bollands their unique dance-inducing folk sound." Read Mat Lui’s review of The Bolland’s Paper House here: http://bit.ly/1l2Nnet!