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Review | Heartbreak begets beauty on singer-songwriter Marlon Williams’ sophomore album

Plus, Insecure Men’s debauched pop debut and primal rhythms from Chilean psych-rockers Föllakzoid, who will play in Hong Kong on March 7

Plus, Insecure Men’s debauched pop debut and primal rhythms from Chilean psych-rockers Föllakzoid, who will play in Hong Kong on March 7

Heartbreak begets beauty on singer-songwriter Marlon Williams’ sophomore album
6 Mar 2018 - 12:46PM
Review | Wild Beasts’ bittersweet swansong shows why they will be missed

Plus, strong debuts from Irish rapper Rejjie Snow and indie industry stalwart Richard Russell

Plus, strong debuts from Irish rapper Rejjie Snow and indie industry stalwart Richard Russell

Wild Beasts’ bittersweet swansong shows why they will be missed
26 Feb 2018 - 12:45PM
Review | Rock group Marmozets’ new album is a riotous and rowdy triumph

Plus, recent releases from Scottish indie darlings Franz Ferdinand and Simple Minds

Plus, recent releases from Scottish indie darlings Franz Ferdinand and Simple Minds

Rock group Marmozets’ new album is a riotous and rowdy triumph
14 Feb 2018 - 11:20AM
Review | Miley Cyrus delivers generic sixth album devoid of personality

Younger Now has its moments but the forays into country-pop are lightweight and aimless

Younger Now has its moments but the forays into country-pop are lightweight and aimless

Miley Cyrus delivers generic sixth album devoid of personality
5 Oct 2017 - 6:00PM
Review | Morningside by Fazerdaze, an intimate, dreamy debut album

New Zealander Amelia Murray, who will perform in Hong Kong on October 17, pulls off effortless guitar-pop melodies at once melancholy and bright

New Zealander Amelia Murray, who will perform in Hong Kong on October 17, pulls off effortless guitar-pop melodies at once melancholy and bright

Morningside by Fazerdaze, an intimate, dreamy debut album
29 Sep 2017 - 8:33AM
Review | Tricky tussles with happiness on 13th album, Ununiform

British rapper’s gruff delivery adds welcome menace to his new-found contentment

British rapper’s gruff delivery adds welcome menace to his new-found contentment

Tricky tussles with happiness on 13th album, Ununiform
28 Sep 2017 - 8:03PM
Review | The Horrors’ fifth album continues to confound the doubters

British electro-goth rockers embrace the big chorus on most intriguing album to date

British electro-goth rockers embrace the big chorus on most intriguing album to date

The Horrors’ fifth album continues to confound the doubters
27 Sep 2017 - 8:02PM
Review | Vianney to bring his honey-soaked tones to Hong Kong

French singer-songwriter to play Mom Livehouse, in North Point, on September 29 & 30

French singer-songwriter to play Mom Livehouse, in North Point, on September 29 & 30

Vianney to bring his honey-soaked tones to Hong Kong
25 Sep 2017 - 8:02AM
Review | Motorama expand coldwave sounds on fourth album Dialogues

Russian rockers, who will perform in Hong Kong on September 22, push indie-pop melodies while sticking to Joy Division roots

Russian rockers, who will perform in Hong Kong on September 22, push indie-pop melodies while sticking to Joy Division roots

Motorama expand coldwave sounds on fourth album Dialogues
15 Sep 2017 - 5:31PM
Review | Is the Is Are – American indie rockers Diiv delve deep into addiction

The Brooklyn rock band, whose goal of creating a ‘flawed and imperfect’ album has been achieved with their latest, will be playing in Hong Kong on September 14

The Brooklyn rock band, whose goal of creating a ‘flawed and imperfect’ album has been achieved with their latest, will be playing in Hong Kong on September 14

Is the Is Are – American indie rockers Diiv delve deep into addiction
2 Sep 2017 - 6:02PM
Review | Review: Queens of the Stone Age team up with Mark Ronson for seventh album Villains

Uptown Funker adds a layer of pop sensibility on a rock record you’ll want to dance to

Uptown Funker adds a layer of pop sensibility on a rock record you’ll want to dance to

Review: Queens of the Stone Age team up with Mark Ronson for seventh album Villains
1 Sep 2017 - 5:17PM
Review | LANY, on their way to Hong Kong, put all their eggs in a heart-shaped basket for debut album

The many-splendoured thing inspires the debut disc by the princes of West Coast R&B, a slick and dreamy affair that will divide as much as it unites

The many-splendoured thing inspires the debut disc by the princes of West Coast R&B, a slick and dreamy affair that will divide as much as it unites

LANY, on their way to Hong Kong, put all their eggs in a heart-shaped basket for debut album
4 Aug 2017 - 8:31AM
Review | Alt-pop sensations Oh Wonder’s second album is stuffed with hooks and sunshine

The London duo, who play Kitec on Friday, have broadened their jubilant sound with a dash of hip-hop.

The London duo, who play Kitec on Friday, have broadened their jubilant sound with a dash of hip-hop.

Alt-pop sensations Oh Wonder’s second album is stuffed with hooks and sunshine
28 Jul 2017 - 8:31AM
Review | Chengdu rap crew Higher Brothers show off their illicit beats and rhymes

Ahead of their Kwun Tong gig next weekend, the mainland rappers show off their fresh and contemporary take on hip-hop.

Ahead of their Kwun Tong gig next weekend, the mainland rappers show off their fresh and contemporary take on hip-hop.

Chengdu rap crew Higher Brothers show off their illicit beats and rhymes
2 Feb 2018 - 2:47PM
Iceland the hard way – Hong Kong friends cycle country’s coastline for ‘fun’

Pedalling around the country’s rugged, windswept coast demands dedication, focus and fitness – unless you’re the one driving the support vehicle

Pedalling around the country’s rugged, windswept coast demands dedication, focus and fitness – unless you’re the one driving the support vehicle

Iceland the hard way – Hong Kong friends cycle country’s coastline for ‘fun’
22 Jul 2017 - 4:21PM
Review | The Tracy Lords are a welcome addition to Hong Kong’s hardcore scene

Inspired by punk and garage rock, the local trio’s sound bristles with lo-fi charm and seriously tight musicianship

Inspired by punk and garage rock, the local trio’s sound bristles with lo-fi charm and seriously tight musicianship

The Tracy Lords are a welcome addition to Hong Kong’s hardcore scene
21 Jul 2017 - 10:31AM
Review | Electric Asia Volume One is heavily under Hong Kong’s influence 

This compilation of dance and electronic music from the region won’t get the purists very excited but it shows a good range of commercial sounds with plenty of local connections

This compilation of dance and electronic music from the region won’t get the purists very excited but it shows a good range of commercial sounds with plenty of local connections

Electric Asia Volume One is heavily under Hong Kong’s influence 
13 Jul 2017 - 8:01AM
Review | Hong Kong ska-punk band Bulletproof deliver politically charged debut album

Nostaligia sees Filipino group in combative mood, dropping funky, colourful compositions

Nostaligia sees Filipino group in combative mood, dropping funky, colourful compositions

Hong Kong ska-punk band Bulletproof deliver politically charged debut album
30 Jun 2017 - 5:08PM
Review | Hong Kong metal outfit Dagger get straight to the point

The new project from King Ly Chee frontman Riz Farooqi show off their heavy hardcore sound on debut EP, which gets launched at Focal Fair, in Causeway Bay, on July 1

The new project from King Ly Chee frontman Riz Farooqi show off their heavy hardcore sound on debut EP, which gets launched at Focal Fair, in Causeway Bay, on July 1

Hong Kong metal outfit Dagger get straight to the point
22 Jun 2017 - 9:12AM
Review | Korean indie darlings Hyukoh reveal mature side on debut LP, ahead of Kitec gig

Hyukoh have been fixtures in the Korean charts since they arrived in 2014, but their first album shows an unexpected breadth and depth

Hyukoh have been fixtures in the Korean charts since they arrived in 2014, but their first album shows an unexpected breadth and depth

Korean indie darlings Hyukoh reveal mature side on debut LP, ahead of Kitec gig
19 Jun 2017 - 8:01AM
Review | Born of Osiris, older and wiser, revisit their first release

The American progressive-metal outfit are playing Hong Kong on June 11 as part of a world tour marking 10 years since their first release

The American progressive-metal outfit are playing Hong Kong on June 11 as part of a world tour marking 10 years since their first release

Born of Osiris, older and wiser, revisit their first release
9 Jun 2017 - 8:00PM
Review | Juana Molina’s seventh album her darkest and most beautiful

The Argentinian folktronic composer uses her expressive vocals to super spooky effect

The Argentinian folktronic composer uses her expressive vocals to super spooky effect

Juana Molina’s seventh album her darkest and most beautiful
5 Jun 2017 - 8:01PM
Review | Harry Styles gives credibility a stab with self-titled solo album

Former One Direction puppet’s attempt to go legit is not a complete failure. Who knew?

Former One Direction puppet’s attempt to go legit is not a complete failure. Who knew?

Harry Styles gives credibility a stab with self-titled solo album
2 Jun 2017 - 8:31AM
Review | Evan Dando Baby I’m Bored reissue: heartfelt country rock

Former Lemonheads frontman is bringing his jangly pop antics to Hong Kong

Former Lemonheads frontman is bringing his jangly pop antics to Hong Kong

Evan Dando Baby I’m Bored reissue: heartfelt country rock
1 Jun 2017 - 8:30AM
Review | Sting goes back to his rocking roots, but can’t escape the boredom

Sting’s most recent album revs up and rocks out, but it’s really a journey to nowhere new and leaves plenty of roadkill behind

Sting’s most recent album revs up and rocks out, but it’s really a journey to nowhere new and leaves plenty of roadkill behind

Sting goes back to his rocking roots, but can’t escape the boredom
26 May 2017 - 8:01AM
Review | At the Drive-In still burn on first studio album in 17 years

The incendiary post-hardcore outfit from Texas still bludgeon the senses, mixing venomous vocals and razor-sharp guitar

The incendiary post-hardcore outfit from Texas still bludgeon the senses, mixing venomous vocals and razor-sharp guitar

At the Drive-In still burn on first studio album in 17 years
25 May 2017 - 6:00PM
Review | Feist’s stripped-back sound highlights her soulfulness

Pleasure was recorded while the Canadian indie star was battling depression, and it’s her most personal and pleasurable release to date

Pleasure was recorded while the Canadian indie star was battling depression, and it’s her most personal and pleasurable release to date

Feist’s stripped-back sound highlights her soulfulness
25 May 2017 - 1:02PM
Review | Gorillaz soundtrack the party at the end of the world

The virtual band’s fifth album is perfect to ring in the apocalypse, with the kind of amazing guest list we’ve come to expect

The virtual band’s fifth album is perfect to ring in the apocalypse, with the kind of amazing guest list we’ve come to expect

Gorillaz soundtrack the party at the end of the world
19 May 2017 - 10:01AM
Review | British Sea Power walk the line between cult act and stardom

The indie rock band have toned down the weirdness on this release, but this album is hardly a bid for commercial success

The indie rock band have toned down the weirdness on this release, but this album is hardly a bid for commercial success

British Sea Power walk the line between cult act and stardom
18 May 2017 - 10:02PM
Review | US trio Low’s minimalism should mesmerise Hong Kong – if they’re allowed to play at Hidden Agenda

If the acclaimed Minnesota band get to play Hidden Agenda, it could be one of the gigs of the year

If the acclaimed Minnesota band get to play Hidden Agenda, it could be one of the gigs of the year

US trio Low’s minimalism should mesmerise Hong Kong – if they’re allowed to play at Hidden Agenda
19 May 2017 - 11:11AM