[Special Features 特別專題] Our Picks To Clockenflap 2018!

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Clockenflap 2018 明天便會舉行,雖然比之前幾屆提早了幾星期 (9-11th November),但地點仍然是中環海濱!在暫時確認的演出單位中,你絕不能錯過的這幾個樂團/樂手 —— 包括紐約獨立搖滾天團 Interpol,再次來港的英倫樂隊 The Vaccines,近來不斷進行宣傳的Talking Heads 主將 David bryne 相信也會引起經典搖滾迷注意。近年受注目的 Wolf Alice曾獲 Grammy Awards和Mercury Prize 提名,也是非常令人期待的。Indie 愛好這必定要留意加拿大Dream pop勢力Alvvays及英國後朋克代表 shame!令人有驚喜的是Clockenflap今年邀請得長期處於英美R&B/Top 40榜上的Khalid!!

前Plup主唱Jarvis Cocker為你帶來Jarv is… 系列 (會否有Common People呢??),美國夢流行dream pop 美音製造者 Cigarettes After Sex 和日本另類搖滾樂隊Suchmos

三年前來港的美國金屬核樂團The Word Alive組成九年,下月將會在Clockenflap 音樂節演出!(是星期日喔!) 他們的起跌絕對如過山車般充滿戲劇性 —— 獨立發展、頻繁陣容變動、技術超強的鼓手 Luke Holland 年前離開樂隊,但TWA最終回到軌道上繼續追逐夢想!透過不斷的巡迴演出,TWA成功打動美國國內無數歌迷,在亞洲及其他地區也建立了強大的粉絲群!他們於5月4日推出的全新專輯 Violent Noise,一如以往,旋律非常流暢,是個典型金屬核作品。 (📸 : @mohawkmajorie 在紐約The Word Alive 巡演拍攝)

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As always, Clockenflap 2018 got a bit of everything to suit everyone’’ crave for music. The Festival will be held on Friday November 9th to Sunday November 11th, at Central Harbourfront! Although they have just announced their first wave lineup, these are the acts you definitely cannot missed — New York’s very own indie kings Interpol will be taking over the main stage, while Talking Heads’ frontman, David Byrne, who is busy promoting his new work recently, will be showcasing his musical charisma with all his classics.

Britpop noisemakers The Vaccines will be back to the Clockenflap stage again (!) while the Grammys / Mercury Prize-nominee Wolf Alice coming to meet their HK fans for the very first time! Indie followers cannot miss the chance to catch the Canadian dream pop power ALVVAYS and UK post-punk outfits SHAME! Worth to note Clockenflap has invited this year’s hottest R&B artist Khalid!! 

Ex-Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker bringing you Jarv is… session (Common People!), American dream pop / ambient noisemaker Cigarettes After Sex and Japanese alt rock band Suchmos. 

Metalcore outfits The Word Alive will be back to Hong Kong next month to perform at Clockenflap Festival (SUNDAY!) In the past 9 years, their past is definitely a dramatic ride of roller coaster – lineup change, open recruitment for member, the departure of Luke Holland and finally back on track to chase their dreams. By incessant touring, TWA successfully impress thousands of fans in the nation and even won a huge, solid fanbase in the Asian region. The band just dropped their new album ‘Violent Noise’ on May 4. As usual, the music is composed of catchy rhythm and the classic metalcore elements that fans can quickly fall in love with.

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