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  1. Luna Sea

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... Hamish McKenzie Forget Poison, Def Leppard, and Motley Crue- when it comes to hair rock, there's no going past Japan's 'visual kei' movement. Ridiculous hairstyles, eye-gouging costumes, shocking make-up: these are the elements of this stupendously popular form of glam rock. Five-piece Luna Sea are one of the most influential visual kei bands of all time, rocking ...

  2. Alok Leung, experimental sound artist, A Roller Control band member, owner of Lona Records

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... As told to Hamish McKenzie 1. Calypso- Blonde Acid Cult This New York four-piece sound like the Stone Roses, Campag Velocet and Kasabian, and this track channels the best of that dirty Brit-rock tradition with a hooky chorus and fuzzy guitars. 2. For the Glory- Ian Brown One of the best tracks since his second album sees Brown turn to dark synths and an ominous beat matched ...

  3. Pet Conspiracy

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... Hamish McKenzie Jan 2, 8.30pm, Hidden Agenda It's difficult to get a firm grasp on Pet Conspiracy. On their debut recording, the Depot EP released in 2008, their new-wave-echoing electro-pop is bracingly moody and measured. On stage, however, the band are all ostentation- pointless man-on-man kisses, hyperactive lungings and thrashings, frenzied crowd-surfing and co-ordinated ...

  4. Asobi Seksu

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... Hamish McKenzie Nov 23, 7.30pm, Hang-Out If you're an indie music fan, there's a good chance you've heard the name Asobi Seksu- but you may not know it's Japanese for 'playful sex'. It's a concept that somehow fits the Brooklyn band's often-uplifting take on shoe-gaze rock, which in this case tends more towards the ecstatic than the melancholy ...

  5. The best of the rest

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... Hamish McKenzie While you don't have to leave Asia to get your festival fix, the really heavy-hitting action is happening in the US and Europe, where multi-day music blow-outs have been attracting the biggest, most hyped-up names in pop and rock for decades. Among the coolest of the lot is Denmark's Roskilde Festival (June 30-July 3), which brings Scandinavian tastes ...

  6. Southwest and up

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hamish McKenzie For fans, the annual South by Southwest music conference and festival in Austin, Texas, is a chance to catch the hottest up-and-coming bands from around the world in unlikely settings: parking lots, pizza shops, tiny dive bars. For bands, it's an opportunity to show off their music in front of the world's most powerful industry executives. ...

  7. Rock to a rising sun

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hamish McKenzie Hong Kong isn't blessed when it comes to music festivals, but just a four-hour flight away are two of the world's best. This year, there will be sombre undertones at Japan's Summer Sonic and Fuji Rock, but the quality of music and intensity of the partying should still be strong. After March's earthquake and tsunami, hundreds of cultural events were ...

  8. We will rock you

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hamish McKenzie Lady Gaga is one of the few high notes in an ailing music industry. This month, her third album is set for epic sales, projected for 800,000 in the first week, far outstripping other pop stars on the charts. But she and her label, Universal, have gone to great lengths to get Born This Way off the shelves, forging partnerships with Starbucks, Best Buy, Amazon, ...

  9. Different drummers

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hamish McKenzie It's 11 minutes and 30 seconds into our interview, and I've just realised that the man on the other end of the line is not who I thought he was. 'I read,' I say to the voice that I've assumed belongs to The Drums frontman Jonathan Pierce, 'that Jacob said originality is unimportant. What do you think of that idea?' Jacob ...

  10. Rockin' the joint

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hamish McKenzie It wasn't Elbow's biggest audience, but the burial crypt at London's St Paul's Cathedral provided the setting for one of the Mercury Prize-winning band's most memorable gigs. 'It was amazing,' recalls Elbow's drummer Richard Jupp over the phone from his Manchester home days before the band play a rollicking set at Glastonbury ...



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