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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  

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
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

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
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

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
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

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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
Ahead of Hong Kong debut, Shaun Ryder talks 25 years of Happy Mondays

Reformed and rehabilitated, Manchester's madcap mavericks play Hong Kong for the first time next week. Lead singer Shaun Ryder fills in the gaps from the late 1980s to today, in which time he's become a reality TV star and father of six.

Reformed and rehabilitated, Manchester's madcap mavericks play Hong Kong for the first time next week. Lead singer Shaun Ryder fills in the gaps from the late 1980s to today, in which time he's become a reality TV star and father of six.

22 Jul 2015 - 10:30PM
Remembering The Smiths' album Meat is Murder

Meat is Murder is packed full of social commentary beautifully framed by Johnny Marr's guitar.

Meat is Murder is packed full of social commentary beautifully framed by Johnny Marr's guitar.

11 Jul 2015 - 5:44PM
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Nostalgia trip: Piece of Mind by Iron Maiden - of God and ghouls

Before Oasis, there was Iron Maiden. Long before Manchester's gobbiest pop stars even thought of flicking two fingers at a paparazzo, East London's rock titans were strutting round the world as the consummate lad band.

Before Oasis, there was Iron Maiden. Long before Manchester's gobbiest pop stars even thought of flicking two fingers at a paparazzo, East London's rock titans were strutting round the world as the consummate lad band.

11 Apr 2015 - 6:51PM
I Will Survive helps Gloria Gaynor album Love Tracks endure
The camp gravitas of the rolling piano intro to Gloria Gaynor's biggest hit says everything you need to know about why I Will Survive remains one of the pop era's most enduring successes. It's over the top, it's bold, it's pompous, it's sassy ... and it's brilliant.
The camp gravitas of the rolling piano intro to Gloria Gaynor's biggest hit says everything you need to know about why I Will Survive remains one of the pop era's most enduring successes. It's over the top, it's bold, it's pompous, it's sassy ... and it's brilliant.
14 Mar 2015 - 10:41PM
The 1975 - inveterate indie rock band back in Hong Kong

British foursome have toured more than any other band on the planet since 2010, and show no signs of slowing down.

British foursome have toured more than any other band on the planet since 2010, and show no signs of slowing down.

22 Jan 2015 - 12:33PM
21 Jan 2015 - 4:06PM
Two years after their Clockenflap debut, Bastille go from strength to strength

British band Bastille owe some of their success to the Clockenflap festival.

British band Bastille owe some of their success to the Clockenflap festival.

15 Sep 2016 - 2:53PM
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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?

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
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.

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

6 Nov 2013 - 10:39PM
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.

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.

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