The South Korean duo lay it down in Hong Kong
Manila-Hong Kong events group Intastella Burst brings to MOM Livehouse a nirvana of alternative music from Hong Kong, Seoul and beyond.
South Korean duo Ssighborggg headline. Often pigeonholed as indie-electronica, Ssighborggg is an amalgamation of synths and live instruments, a collaboration between Seoul's local expat demi-celeb Sean Patrick Maylone, out of California, who has becoming the city's leading underground promoter, and percussionist DeAnthony Nelson Jr. Joining Battles, Ratatat and Aphex Twin on the percussive, 8-bit post-rock-electro path, Ssighborggg are steadily building a name for themselves in the international indie-electro arena. Among others, they have supported the likes of Caribou, Gold Panda and Xiu Xiu. Their headline show in Hong Kong is a likely prerequisite to years of international shows and radio play.
Supporting the Korea-based outfit are two must-see local acts. The Sinister Left is a leading experimental post-rock band continuing a recent string of hypnotic shows around the city. They've been a vital name on the lineup of many Asian music festivals over the years, including Spring Scream in Taiwan in 2011 and Manila's A*Fest in 2009.
David Boring are the second supporting band, another gem of the local scene. Outspoken and honest, the five-piece invite the audience to join them for a 'complete self-indulgent celebration of new age sufferings'.
Their songs critique the qualms of everyday life in a massive mishmash of post-punk, psychedlia and pure, unadulterated noise. Certainly worth arriving early for. Jules O'Brien