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Clockenflap party rockers Fat Freddy’s Drop promise unique Hong Kong versions of songs

New Zealand band's loud, raucous live shows prove the perfect way to stay afloat in a music industry suffering from declining record sales, says saxophonist Scott 'Chopper Reedz' Towers  

20 Oct 2016 - 10:27AM

New Zealand band's loud, raucous live shows prove the perfect way to stay afloat in a music industry suffering from declining record sales, says saxophonist Scott 'Chopper Reedz' Towers  

Clockenflap party rockers Fat Freddy’s Drop promise unique Hong Kong versions of songs
Kurt Vile, the Jimi Hendrix of folk rock, on his upcoming Hong Kong gig

A man who says he’s ‘just possessed by music’ talks about the evolving style of his woozy slow-burn songs of love and loneliness and how he has no idea what to expect from his first appearance in Asia with his band The Violators

12 Oct 2016 - 11:19AM

A man who says he’s ‘just possessed by music’ talks about the evolving style of his woozy slow-burn songs of love and loneliness and how he has no idea what to expect from his first appearance in Asia with his band The Violators

Kurt Vile, the Jimi Hendrix of folk rock, on his upcoming Hong Kong gig
Hong Kong welcomes Morrissey – unrepentant and still as bristling as ever

A sold-out concert in Hong Kong this week is testament to the enduring popularity of the former Smiths frontman – and age has neither wearied nor filtered his outspoken views

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

A sold-out concert in Hong Kong this week is testament to the enduring popularity of the former Smiths frontman – and age has neither wearied nor filtered his outspoken views

Hong Kong welcomes Morrissey – unrepentant and still as bristling as ever
Suede’s fervent Hong Kong fans lure band back for their sixth concert in city

Bassist Mat Osman says band members are inspired by the reaction their music receives from Hongkongers

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Bassist Mat Osman says band members are inspired by the reaction their music receives from Hongkongers

Suede’s fervent Hong Kong fans lure band back for their sixth concert in city
Ahead of Macau gig, dance music pioneer Fatboy Slim explains his ‘five Fs’

British DJ who helped put dance music on the map with hits such as Right Here, Right Now and Praise You is still going strong three decades in

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

British DJ who helped put dance music on the map with hits such as Right Here, Right Now and Praise You is still going strong three decades in

Ahead of Macau gig, dance music pioneer Fatboy Slim explains his ‘five Fs’
Why Swedish band The Radio Dept will only play gigs in Asia

The dreampop band would rather be in the studio than on the stage, so their upcoming Hong Kong gig marks a rare chance to see Johan Duncanson, Martin Larsson and Daniel Tjäder live

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The dreampop band would rather be in the studio than on the stage, so their upcoming Hong Kong gig marks a rare chance to see Johan Duncanson, Martin Larsson and Daniel Tjäder live

Why Swedish band The Radio Dept will only play gigs in Asia
M83 bring their stellar grooves and sweeping cinematic pop to Hong Kong

Five years since they hit the big time, the electro-pop pioneers are playing their first gig in the city – and even if you don’t know their name, you’ll undoubtedly recognise the music of theirs that has appeared in film and TV

2 May 2016 - 5:19PM

Five years since they hit the big time, the electro-pop pioneers are playing their first gig in the city – and even if you don’t know their name, you’ll undoubtedly recognise the music of theirs that has appeared in film and TV

M83 bring their stellar grooves and sweeping cinematic pop to Hong Kong
How Hong Kong-bound Tame Impala became world’s hippest guitar band

Latest Australian music sensation have gone from cult heroes to media darlings in space of five years and three albums, and judging by how quickly Mong Kok gig sold out, it’s going to be huge

8 Apr 2016 - 8:00AM

Latest Australian music sensation have gone from cult heroes to media darlings in space of five years and three albums, and judging by how quickly Mong Kok gig sold out, it’s going to be huge

How Hong Kong-bound Tame Impala became world’s hippest guitar band
Clockenflap: The Libertines are reunited and ready to rock Hong Kong

More than a decade after breaking up amid a haze of drugs and recrimination, The Libertines are back with Pete Doherty and are headlining the city's favourite music festival

27 Nov 2015 - 11:53AM

More than a decade after breaking up amid a haze of drugs and recrimination, The Libertines are back with Pete Doherty and are headlining the city's favourite music festival

Clockenflap: The Libertines are reunited and ready to rock Hong Kong
Muse bringing stripped-back Drones show to Hong Kong

Matt Bellamy and co go back to rock basics with a concept album about the dehumanising effects of remote warfare

22 Sep 2015 - 6:05AM

Matt Bellamy and co go back to rock basics with a concept album about the dehumanising effects of remote warfare

Muse bringing stripped-back Drones show to Hong Kong
The 1975 - inveterate indie tour band back in Hong Kong
How likely is Abba the reunion?
Abba and that momentous 1974 Eurovision Song Contest victory
Rewind album: Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy

Has there ever been a more direct, immediate and even threatening mission statement in the title and cover art of any record than that of Public Enemy's third album?

1 Dec 2013 - 4:51PM

Has there ever been a more direct, immediate and even threatening mission statement in the title and cover art of any record than that of Public Enemy's third album?

Rewind album: Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy
Indie rockers Veronica Falls know people in the right places

Indie rockers Veronica Falls have had a few helping hands along the way, writes Charlie Carter.

6 Nov 2013 - 10:39PM

Indie rockers Veronica Falls have had a few helping hands along the way, writes Charlie Carter.

Indie rockers Veronica Falls know people in the right places
Rewind album: Let It Bleed, by the Rolling Stones

There's a convincing case to be made for The Rolling Stones' trio of albums straddling the 1960s and '70s being the most accomplished run of records in pop history.

27 Oct 2013 - 4:36PM

There's a convincing case to be made for The Rolling Stones' trio of albums straddling the 1960s and '70s being the most accomplished run of records in pop history.

Rewind album: Let It Bleed, by the Rolling Stones
ALBUM (1986)
10 May 2009 - 12:00AM
ALBUM (1986)
Tony DeSare
12 Oct 2006 - 12:00AM
Tony DeSare
... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch
Graham Coxon
7 Jun 2009 - 12:00AM
Graham Coxon
Omar Rodriguez Lopez
29 Mar 2009 - 12:00AM
Omar Rodriguez Lopez
ALBUM (1977)
8 Nov 2009 - 12:00AM
ALBUM (1977)
Arctic Monkeys
23 Aug 2009 - 12:00AM
Arctic Monkeys
Howling Bells
12 Apr 2009 - 12:00AM
Howling Bells
New Young Pony Club
14 Mar 2010 - 12:00AM
New Young Pony Club
Bird brings all the bells and whistles
ALBUM (1989)
3 May 2009 - 12:00AM
ALBUM (1989)
A new man
1 Aug 2010 - 12:00AM
A new man
Back in the swim
20 Jun 2010 - 12:00AM
Back in the swim