The first beautiful waltz from Peggy Hsu's forthcoming concept album, La Valse!
"Tippy Tippy Toes Tippy Tippy Toes Tippy Tippy Toes" =D

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New upload from Vera Solaris.
Also on facebook.
Click the tag for previous posts, and check out her SoundCloud for more electronica!

thruoutin:

Shanghai was fun this weekend. Thanks to everyone for coming out.

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Photo set from Thruoutin and Noise Arcade gigs in Shanghai.
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weish, from Singapore. She takes full advantage of live-looping to build her sound. There is one more live clip to see back at DUNCE. YT channel.
Much more to hear at her SoundCloud, both Weish solo as well as her duo project, .gif.
Weish is also the singer for sub:shaman.

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Utopia from last night at The WALL 賣捌所 UriSabakiJo in Yilan City.
Utopia in the duo arrangement: Olivia Yan & Sonic Deadhorse.
I’d really love to see a full-band show with a worthy visual production, but they seem to be doing these more intimate gigs these days.
Kane Wu has this gig and previous Utopia duo sets uploaded to YT.

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http://tw.streetvoice.com/svmusic/articles/1528873/ ›

Really nice interview with Elephant Gym's Kaiting 'Tif' & Kaixiang 'Tel' Chang. Topics include: childhood, being a brother & sister in a band, the next recording project.
At the very end they mention that both Kaixiang and drummer Chia-chin Tu will have to do their military service. I wonder what Kaiting will do during that time?
By the way, the band uploaded a rehearsal clip of a Chocolate Tiger cover, with Kaiting singing, but not playing her bass. Sadly, the sound was distorting, but clearly, Kaiting is enjoying the lead-singer role. =D

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This is a new clip from Cicada, inspired by the anti-nuclear movement.
The song is included on the No Nukes! Long Play! compilation. So gorgeous!

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New concept album from Peggy Hsu (許哲珮), La Valse! Pre-order starts this Wednesday, official release is May 6th.
I haven’t heard any portion of this, but I think we can safely expect a waltz or two. (or three. or more, LOL) If this is music inspired by ballet, it would be very interesting if Peggy brings in dancers for a concert staging of the album. Can’t wait to hear her new music! =D

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The Girl and the Robots covering the classic There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths!
The band are throwing a party, playing their favorite cover songs: TADA Ark Live House in Taichung this Saturday, and then Riverside Live House on May 3rd.
By the way, guitarist 杉特, and drummer 江爆 will be support musicians for these gigs.

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Here is another Hong Kong artist, Pam Chung 大人之音樂
She has an assortment of demos, covers and looping songs, on SoundCloud as well as her YouTube. (A lot of live clips to see as well.)

Electronic easy listening dreampop from Hong Kong’s Pasha. The masked duo are Nookie (music program) and Shadow (voc)
They released their self-titled debut album in 2013, and there are a bunch of tunes to hear at their douban. Soothing, therapeutic music… I feel better just listening to it! =D

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These are all photos from the Hong Kong Fringe Club event, Women Take Back The Noise 2013 taken by Vic Shing from the site Music Surveillance.
The bands involved, by the order on the promo:
Pasha (electronic dreampop)
Pam Chung 大人之音樂 DYGYO (folk pop)
GDJYB 雞蛋蒸肉餅 (folk/mathrock)
Ring Hun 禤泳倫 & The Forgottens (pop from Macau)
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Music Surveillance is one of the best sites I’ve seen for Hong Kong indie coverage. He goes to shows all the time, taking photos & video. He had an indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise money for better gear, both for shooting in h-def, and because his old computer takes so long to process videos.
From the indiegogo page: “Now I have more than 50 music events do not edited because of my slow computer. And some of the musicians are urging me to publish their live music video faster but I can’t.
(The campaign ended last year, and he raised about 40% of his goal. The way Indiegogo works, you keep what you raise, provided your campaign is ‘Flexible Funding’. A ‘Fixed Funding’ campaign refunds investors if the goal is not met.)
You can also check out his YT site, Music Surveillance: Bootleg Video for Hong Kong Live Indie Music. Thousands of clips!

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A live video of GDJYB 雞蛋蒸肉餅, showcasing more of the folk side of the band. It’s a shame they didn’t have a support bass player for this gig - the bottom end is lacking, but the vocals sound great.
This event was a concert called Women Take Back The Noise 2013 at Hong Kong Fringe Club. If you click that link, you can see photos & links of the other bands involved. I’m going to post something from each band, and we’ll get to know much more about the HK indie scene! =D
By the way, I think Soni used to play in a band called TickTock Museum; there are a few clips uploaded of that band backing up Eman Lam 林二汶 in 2013. (Eman was in at17 with Ellen Loo) You can see them back at YT.

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Gonna do some Hong Kong content, starting with the band GDJYB 雞蛋蒸肉餅 Gai Dan Jane Yuk Bang. The name of the band is apparently a famous HK comfort food, steamed egg meatloaf. 0.0 (hm, I’ve seen stranger band names, LOL) Their motto is ‘GDJYB eats music’.
They self-describe as folk/math rock. This song, Burn It Down, starts out mellow & ethereal, and at around 1:30, abruptly changes to a very tricky pattern on the drums, and then the guitar also plays a complicated figure, reminiscent of tricot, the Japanese math rock band. (As a matter of fact, guitarist Soni uploaded a note-perfect guitar cover of a tricot song on the GDJYB YT channel)
Left to right, the band members are: Soft Liu (voc), Soni Cheng (gtr), and Chloe Ng (dr.)

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Some fb stuff:
Sonic Deadhorse and Utopia will be at The WALL 賣捌所 UriSabakiJo in Yilan City tonight. (so that’s a double gig for Sonic, because he’ll be with Olivia Yan for the Utopia set)
Matzka played at the baseball game on Saturday. (they are shown by the dugout in this shot, but later, they were actually out by the pitcher’s mound.) =D
No Money No Honey posted a photo from their set at Spring Scream.
And Cold Fairyland have 2 gigs coming up, Real Live in Xiamen and a set at 2014 Shanghai Midi Music Festival the same weekend.

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