CLOSER BEATS #FEB2018

Translation By: 
Alice Kok
Our definitive guide to what’s worth listening to
Can’t take your finger off the Play button? You’ve come to the right place. We sort the wheat from the chaff in all things music for you, bringing you our definitive guide to what’s worth listening to out there, near and far.  Trust us, we’ve got this covered.
 
 
 
I can feel you creep into my private life
TUNE-YARDS 
 
It’s been four years since Merrill Garbus’ last album as Tune-Yards, Nikki Nack. I can feel you creep into my private life is her fourth album and has been described as reminiscent of early Talking Heads. Thematically, the twelve new songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. Despite the intense subject matter, the album delivers their most upbeat music yet – music to dance to.
 
Give it a spin if you like: 
Beth Ditto, Animal collective, St. Vincent
 
 
 
Wrong Creatures
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club  
 
After 20 years and seven albums, blues-based psych rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return with Wrong Creatures. Speaking of the personal challenges the band has faced, vocalist Robert Been sums it up: “It’s a crazy making machine, it can chew you up as fast as it spits you out. A few years back we literally toured till the wheels came off and Leah’s brain literally started leaking out of her head. It catches up with you, I know I’ve battled on and off with my own depression, and Pete’s head never came with any proper instructions. So you just gotta keep pushing buttons to see what happens.” And, luckily, the band played on. 
 
Give it a spin if you like: 
The Kills, The Raconteurs, The Black Keys
 
 
 
Marble Skies   
Django Django  
 
Django Django have earned a reputation for engaging alt-pop since their self-titled, Mercury-nominated debut in 2012. Their third album, Marble Skies, is eclectic and rich in disparate elements that defy easy classification, more expansive and refined than their 2012 body of work.  The band’s much-publicised regard for the art school collage/cut-and-paste approach remains firmly in place, however what holds the album so well together are the irrefutable smile inducing melodies.
 
Give it a spin if you like: 
Jagwar Ma, Everything Everything, Metronomy
 
 
LIKE IT LIVE ?  
 
 
JOHN LEGEND DARKNESS AND LIGHT TOUR 
LIVE IN HONG KONG
 
Ten-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, John Legend will be returning to Hong Kong for his highly anticipated Darkness And Light World Tour on March 10, 2018 at the AsiaWorld-Expo. 
John Legend’s latest album Darkness And Light has been a worldwide hit with the chart-topping singles Love Me Now and Penthouse Floor featuring Chance The Rapper. The album debuted on the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 and was streamed over 12-million times in the first week. 
 
10 / 03 /2018
AsiaWorld-Expo Arena (Halls 10), Hong Kong
Standard Ticket: $1280 / $980 / $680 / $480 
Wheelchair: $680