Closer Beats Sep - Oct 2018

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.
 
 
 
For Ever 
Jungle 
 
In a statement, Jungle said their goal with the album For Ever was to create a “post-apocalyptic radio station playing breakup songs.”  The British funk collective released their second album, recorded in LA and London, on September 14th and it’s a sprawling production, dipping into different moods and sounds. Standout track? “Platoon”.
 
Give it a spin if you like:
Jagwar Ma, Django Django, TV on the Radio
 
 
Marauder 
Interpol
 
Interpol’s sixth album, Marauder takes the punchy sound of 2014 predecessor El Pintor and blends in darker, more menacing flourishes. Sixteen years after their acclaimed debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, they appear to have unexpectedly hit on a variety of ways to broaden their sound without losing its essence. Marauder exudes immediacy, even in its most oblique moments. 
 
Give it a spin if you like:
Editors, The National, Foals
 
 
Hunter
Anna Calvi
 
There is a fresh urgency on British singer/Goth-rock guitar virtuoso Anna Calvi’s third album, Hunter.  Calvi’s ruminations on gender, sexuality, and identity are a guiding theme on her third album, as is freedom: “I believe that gender is a spectrum,” Calvi wrote on Instagram recently. “I believe that if we were allowed to be somewhere in the middle, not pushed to the extremes of performed masculinity and femininity, we would all be more free.” 
 
Give it a spin if you like:
Nadine Shah, Joan As Police Woman, 
Charlotte Gainsbourg
 
 
 
Like it Live ?  
 
GUNS N’ ROSES 
NOT IN THIS LIFETIME TOUR
HONG KONG
 
Following their 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unrivalled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. Their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction – the best-selling U.S. debut ever - sold 30 million copies globally. Guns N’ Roses have headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified Chinese Democracy. Six studio albums later, Guns N’ Roses continue to set the benchmark for live performances. Guns N’ Roses are Axl Rose (vocals, piano), Duff McKagan (bass), Slash (lead guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboard), Richard Fortus (rhythm guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Melissa Reese (keyboard). 
 
20-21 / 11 | 7:30pm,
AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, 
HK$688-HK$2,488, HK Ticketing