[News + Random] This Week The Trend (31 May – 06 Jun)



[LIVE GALLERY] Our Last Night – Live in Hong Kong

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Photo recap of Our Last Night and Seasons For Change’s Hong Kong concert — full review will be published on Monday.

重溫 Our Last Night 和 Seasons for Change 上週五香港演唱會的點滴 — 演唱會回顧將在下週一刊登。

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[SPRING GIVEAWAY 春季抽獎] Rdio Asia X In Each Hand A Cutlass Unlimited Subscription Winners Announced

Thank you for participating our In Each Hand A Cutlass Giveaway! Congratulations to Ho Wing Wan and Bryan Lin for winning Rdio Asia UNLIMITED 1-month subscription for free! Stay tuned for our next giveaway!

感謝各位參與新加坡器樂後搖滾樂團 In Each Hand A Cutlass 合辦的這次活動。恭喜 Ho Wing Wan 和 Bryan Lin 獲得 RdioUnlimited 無限訂閱服務! 我們會經 Facebook 私訊通知得獎者! 再次鳴謝 Rdio Asia。記得留意更新,很快會有另一輪免費贈送活動!

Special thanks: Rdio Asia


[獨家專訪 Exclusive Interview]  – 後搖海盜 The Instrumental Pirates

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“We are pirates sailing out to the unknown hunting down this beast!”

People said a picture worth a thousand words. We say a song ignites a thousand kinds of emotions. Singapore’s instrumental post-rock / progressive rock supergroup In Each Hand A Cutlass (IEHAC), who have performed in Hong Kong in 2013, is one of those musicians who can inspire your soul and spark your imagination with the purest composition and the articulation of instrumental interaction. Upon the release of their new album, The Kraken, we sit down and talk to the band as they take us through their adventure in the monster waves.


若果一張照片勝過千言萬語,那麼一首歌曲能夠點燃上千種情緒可能更貼切。曾在2013年來港於 Hidden Agenda 演出的新加坡器樂後搖滾 / 前衛搖滾超級組合 In Each Hand A Cutlass (IEHAC) 就是那些能夠觸動你的靈魂,用最純粹的音樂基底和器樂互動來引發你想像力的音樂人。藉着他們發布新專輯 The Kraken (海怪)的機會,我們與樂團進行了一個獨家專訪,細說與海怪在巨浪中冒險的點滴。

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[GIG NEWS] No Omega – Live in Hong Kong

SWEDISH POWER — Refused’s highly anticipated comeback this month, Adept’s sweat-soaked Hong Kong concert in April, the Swedish power continues in our city as post-hardcore / screamo band No Omega coming to our city in June!
瑞典力量! — 繼本月 Refused 萬眾矚目的復出、 Adept 月前熱血沸騰的香港演唱會後,瑞典後硬核 / screamo 樂團 No Omega 將在六月來港演出!

No Omega – Live in Hong Kong
Supporting 暖埸樂隊: DIV
Date 日期: 14 Jun 2015
Time 時間: 8:30 p.m.
Venue 地點: Hidden Agenda
Ticket 票價: $180 (Adv), $220(Door) at ticketflap.com / Hidden Agenda

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[GIG UPDATE + NEWS] Muse – Live In Hong Kong

Muse have uploaded lyric video for new track, The Handler, off their upcoming album, Drones. The band will perform in Hong Kong in September.  Tickets will be on sale from June 09 (Fan Club Presale) / June 10 (General) via hkticketing.com

將於九月來港的 Muse 上載新歌詞視頻 The Handler。歌曲將收錄在即將推出的新專輯 Drones。樂團亦公佈門票將於6月9日作歌迷會預售 / 6月10日在 hkticketing.com公開發售。

Muse – Live in Hong Kong
Date 日期: 28 September 2015
Time 時間: 8:00 p.m.
Venue 地點: AsiaWorld-Arena
Ticket 票價: $780 (All Standing) at hkticketing.com

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[NEWS] The 1975 突然解散或純粹噱頭?Is The 1975 breaking up or it’s just a marketing stunt?

Here’s The 1975’s disband rumors on June 2.

(1) The band made an sudden announcement yesterday, hinting either for a drastic change of the band or break up by uploading a comic strip of the “Old Matty” dressed in black becomes the “New Matty” in pink.

(2) Frontman Matt Healy’s caption – “The hardest part of any relationship is to say goodbye. As much as we might like things to stay the same, change is an inevitable part of life. We can’t simply go on forever – always staying the same, never evolving. So we must leave, with a parting ‘we love you’ – we are already gone.”

(3) The twitter has now been deleted, together with their Facebook account.

Just when everyone is guessing whether The 1975 has disappeared or not, the band teased possibly new album artwork today – with glowing pink color replacing their signature hipster black theme.

The 1975 had performed in Hong Kong for twice, including as the headliner of Clockenflap Festival 2013. Their debut album has become a worldwide smash hits with singles like Chocolate and Girls.

The 1975 在六月二日傳聞的總結。

(1) 樂團突然發放漫畫,圖中身穿黑衣的主角「舊Matty」變身成粉紅色「新Matty」,大有機會在暗示樂隊的重大轉變化。

(2) 主唱 Matt Healy 留言:「任何關係最困難就是說再見。雖然我們喜歡維持現狀,但變化是生活中不可避免的一部分,總不能一直這樣持續下去。 我們必須離開,當説『我們愛你』時,我們已經走了。」

(3) 以上 Twitter 帖子及 Facebook 賬戶已被刪除。

當所有人正在估計 The 1975 是否解散時,樂團今日24小時後發布把冷酷黑色標誌換上粉紅色暗示新專輯風格。

The 1975 曾在香港演出兩次,包括作為2013年 Clockenflap 音樂節壓軸嘉。他們憑首張專輯成為流行搖滾界新寵。

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[NEWS] Animals As Leaders – Physical Education

Djent masters Animals as Leaders go back to school with the trio’s video for the song “Physical Education”. The song comes from the band’s most recent album, The Joy of Motion. The 12-track album debuted at #23 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart.

Djent 大師 Animals as Leaders 回到學校為歌曲 Physical Education 拍攝錄像。此曲來自樂隊的最新專輯 The Joy of Motion,專輯更於首週成功進佔美國 Billboard 大碟榜第二十三位,以另類音樂來說成績算是不錯。

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[NEWS] The Fratellis – Me And The Devil

蘇格蘭另類搖滾樂團 The Fratellis 即將推出期待已久的新專輯 Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied。 「這是自由的聲音,是樂隊站在巔峰的聲音,就像自由下墮的飛行狀態。雖然專輯八月才發售,但開場曲目 Me And The Devil 已在 Billboard 雜誌的網站首播。

Scottish indie rock outfits The Fratellis will be back with upcoming album Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied. “It is the sound of freedom. It is the sound of a band at the peak of their powers. An exhilarating trip; it’s as much flying as it is falling with style. It is obvious that The Fratellis are the embodiment of the maxim, “leap and the net will appear”. The opening track ‘Me And The Devil’ is now premiered on Billboard.

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[NEWS] Robb Flynn Wears Diaper On Stage

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn said he was having a serious diarrhea on stage that he had to wear an adult diaper to keep performing. The band will perform in Taiwan this summer, any Hong Kong fans will take a short trip to worship the legend?

Machine Head 主唱 Robb Flynn 在社交網站與樂迷分享穿著成人尿布的照片,原因是患了急性肚瀉但堅持要在台上完成表演之故。樂團將於今夏到台北演出,香港樂迷可以計劃來個金屬潮聖之旅喔!

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[NEWS] Under Paris – At Peace (feat. Garret Rapp // The Color Morale )

Metalcore newcomers Under Paris released new album Transitions featuring Garret Rapp from The Color Morale. Of the album, Michael says fans can expect a broadened sound that visits almost every genre of ‘core’ while keeping true to their sound. On how Garret Rapp became involved as a guest vocalist, Michael had approached him after knowing him in the scene for several years and explained that Rapp was excited to contribute to the track and wrote his own lyrics to the finished music. The result is a track that Michael feels perfectly represents the band’s unique sound, and their philosophy of pushing through the worst life has to offer and coming out the other side smiling.

Metalcore 新進樂團 Under Paris 發布新專輯 Transitions,當中邀請了我們早前介紹的 The Color Morale 主將 Garret Rapp 參與。成員Michael 說:「樂迷們會聽到不同『核音樂』的聲音,同時會保持各流派的特色。」對於如何邀請 The Color Morale) 的 Garret Rapp 參與作為嘉賓歌手,Michael 表示與 Garret 幾年前已認識,這次 Garret 更親自為歌曲鐠上歌詞,帶出樂團的理念——熬過人生的黑暗期後,你會以微笑在另一面走出來。

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[NEW VIDEO] Five Knives – Savages

Electronic-pop band Five Knives has released their debut full-length, Savages today via Red Bull Records. The new album, produced by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons), contains 13 tracks of bombastic, heart-skipping raw electronic bursts wrapped in pop hooks, all delivered with the power and energy of a live band. On the heels of two Top 10 Billboard Dance hits with songs “Sugar” and “The Rising,” new single “Savages” is currently in the Top 15 on the chart and climbing.

電子流行樂隊 Five Knives 今天經 Red Bull 唱片公司發行首張專輯 Savages。新專輯由曾經製作 The Killers 和 Imagine Dragons 的名監製Mark Needham 主理,包含13首以搖滾、電子、流行樂元素組成的樂曲。前兩首歌曲 Sugar 和The Rising 在美國跳舞音樂單曲榜獲得佳績,新單曲 Savages 在目前亦登上第15位,喜歡節奏輕鬆音樂的朋友可以在上面觀看 Savages 視頻。

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[NEWS] Blaze of Perdition – Królestwo Niczyje

Polish black metallers, Blaze of Perdition, have revealed new track “Królestwo Niczyje” in anticipation of their third studio album, “Near Death Revelations” which is set to be released on June 26th worldwide.

波蘭黑金屬樂隊 Blaze of Perdition 發佈收錄在萬眾期待的第三張錄音室專輯 Near Death Revelations 中的新曲目 Królestwo Niczyje。專輯將於6月26日全球發售。