CLOSER BEATS NOV - DEC 2018

Translation By: 
Stacey Qiao
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.
 
 
 
Honey 
Robyn
 
Robyn presents her first solo album in eight years. Since the release of her last album, 2010’s Body Talk, the artist has been through the death of a creative partner, a breakup and depression, and it is all reflected in her latest work.  Robyn has termed her new sound “soft ecstasy,” and on the track “Human Being,” the woman who once advertised herself as a heroic robot offers minimalist poetry about embracing one’s own flesh-and-blood nature.  
 
Give it a spin if you like:
Lykke Li, Róisín Murphy, Tove Styrke 
 
 
 
Aviary 
Julia holter
 
The Milwaukee-born singer and pianist lets her music take flight on her fifth studio album which sees her stretch her experimental tendencies over 90 minutes of sonic richness. Holter has said that it was her intention to use Aviary to meditate on the current chaos of the world and the album is an epic journey through what the artist describes as “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world.”
 
Give it a spin if you like:
Jenny Hval, U.S. Girls, Perfume Genius
 
 
 
Powerhouse
Planningtorock
 
Jam Rostron, aka Planningtorock’s, fourth album, Powerhouse, was recorded between Los Angeles, New York, London and Berlin, where the experimental pop and dance music artist now lives. Tackling themes of gender and class identity, Planningtorock, who chooses the pronoun “they,” makes their genderqueer identity as visible as possible, taking pride by turning complex topics into nimble pop hooks. Few artists can express their politics and personal life so directly.
 
Give it a spin if you like:
The Knife, ANOHNI, CocoRosie
 
 
Like it Live ?  
 
 
 
TEENAGE  FANCLUB
in Hong Kong
 
Teenage Fanclub will be making their long overdue live debut in Hong Kong on Feb 1 at The Vine.  From their formation in the late 80’s through their eleven studio LPs and two compilations, Teenage Fanclub have gone from scrappy indie underdogs, through band-most-likely-to, eventually arriving at the status they’ve held ever since: one of Britain’s most beloved cult bands. 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
THE VINE, 29 BURROWS STREET, WAN CHAI HONG KONG