Underground 101 - 14 April 2012 - Hong Kong

4 new bands to feature at The Underground plus veterans Logo!

Online PR News – 05-April-2012 – New York – After all the excitement of Underground 100, we’re all raring to get our great big convoy of numbered shows on the road and rockin’ through the night again, and how better to follow 100 than 101?

A really unusual mix of bands it’s set to be too – fun poppy-rock from Little Fat Pig/小肥豬, electro-indie from ni.ne.mo, the groovy rock of Stardrops, some riffy and heavy solid rock from TeamHero and returning champions Logo in their SEVENTH outing for us, bringing their ex-future sounds. And we’re finally back in Mong Kok as well; only our second show in The Live House, and we’re looking to go steady. Only you can help us with that.

(And don’t forget, this is a chance for you to collect one more stamp on the back of your awesome Underground Rewards card so that you can join us for Underground Premier later this year...)

Hot diggity daffodil.

Underground 101
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Saturday April 14 2012
@ The Live House, B/F, 731 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
Near Mong Kok MTR Exit A1
9:00pm – 1:00pm
Bands: Stardrops, Little Fat Pig/小肥豬, Logo, TeamHero, ni.ne.mo
HK$100 (including a Becks beer)

More about the bands:
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Stardrops (Pop Rock) –
Stardrops was formed at the beginning 2012. Mando-canto pop rock meets bad ass funk. Ex gong wu slapster GAVIN have joined forces with REI, GAMI, KAKA AND PING who were ex members of glitter and xuan, creating music get your juices flowing.
Members:
Vocal: Kaka
Guitar: Rei & Gami
Bass: Gavin
Drum: Ping
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Little Fat Pig/小肥豬 -
小肥豬 Little Fat Pig, 成立於2004年底的小肥豬是香港最特別的搖滾樂團之一, 音樂風格集流行搖滾(Power-pop)及朋克元素(pop-punk)不等, 柔合粉色系的可愛造型和充滿社會議題的內容, 成就了外軟內硬的Pork-Rock(豬肉搖滾)。
小肥豬一向致力保留豐富生動的粵語文化, 曾於2007年推出首張自資專輯「豬肉搖滾」, 並曾參與各大小的戶外音樂祭的演出, 包括前香港《Rockit Festival》以及台灣墾丁的《春天吶喊》等等, 演出經驗相當豐富。 經過數次人事改組後, 2011年加入了新主唱Kasa的小肥豬音樂風格再次回歸原始, 將可愛與火爆二合為一。 全新EP將於2012年推出,敬請留意。
Little Fat Pig was found in 2004 Dec officially. “Pork-Rock”, or some would say a twisted combination of girly canton-pop and 70’s punk rock, best describes the music style of LFP. Cantonese is the band’s preferred media of expression (since it’s local) and they never use more than 24hours to compose a song to keep things simple, cheerful and rude. If you are here to see a real local-local Hong Kong band, here comes LFP. The age, profession and music flavour of LFP band members varies, but when they are together as LFP the stage just rocks.

Ever since late 2004, Little Fat Pig has been touring around gigs and competitions in Hong Kong. Best known for her Cantonese lyrics, girly vocal and simple (sometimes silly) music, the 4-piece pop-rock band quickly boomed their unique style in the local indie scene. In 2007 LFP published their very first album “PORK ROCK” and was performer of Hong Kong Rockit Festival ‘05 & ‘06, Spring Scream Music Festival (Kenting, Taiwan) ‘06, ‘07, ‘10&’11.
http://youtu.be/PL5YQVqLaG4
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Logo -
2011 was a landmark year for Logo with the release of their first full album “Illegal Brain” with Time Out Hong Kong letters commenting on the album ” This is easily the best thing to come out of Hong Kong’s indie scene in the last couple of years”…. “Logo have put down a marker for other indie acts in Hong Kong”. This was followed up by appearances at Springscream, Taiwan’s biggest alternative music festival, and at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap alongside major international acts, as well as extensively touring in the PRC.
Logo’s describe their music as “ex-future” and are busy recording their second album, catch them in Hong Kong before their 2012 Future Never Dies tour to the PRC.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ysk115Or_w
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TeamHero -
They say “Music is what emotions sound like” and to bring that phrase to life, Faro, the team’s guitarist, vocalist and songwriter needed team members. First on his list was guitarist Rob (who was also formerly from OneLastFall like Faro) who was his partner in crime and knew Rob was the right guy to bring out the ambiance to his heavy rifts. Ryan (Rob’s brother) joined the team and added the big thumping bass sound that team was lacking. Drummer “Bad Ass” Melvin was then recruited to provide blasting but yet dynamic beats to the band and complete the team. Thus “TeamHero” was born. Armed to the teeth with heavy rifts, hypnotic and ambient melodies, harmonic vocals and straight-to-your-face lyrics, TeamHero is sure to blow you away with their live performances.TeamHero is not just a band… it’s a community of artists who are willing to contribute to the band and society for the good.
TeamHero is coming after you armed to the teeth with heavy rifts, hypnotic and ambient melodies, harmonic vocals and straight-to-your-face lyrics.
http://youtu.be/65u6tDe8xCg
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ni.ne.mo -
Genre: Electro-Pop / Indie / Experimental
ni.ne.mo is an up-and-coming Hong Kong based 3-piece formed in 2009. Having been influenced by a variety of genres, ni.ne.mo is bringing a breath of fresh air into the local indie band scene. The music contains heavy electronic elements with indie rock music, blended with catchy melodies. Each of the band members bring in a distinctive character to the band’s electro-pop sound.
The band’s music often cannot be solely defined by one or two of the so-called “genres”, as numerous elements are incorporated into each and every song. The band’s first single and music video “” was released in June 2011, the song received positive responses from the mass. Since the release, ni.ne.mo has released four more tracks along with two music videos, drawing all types of enthusiasts from the indie scene.
With the recent addition of session drummer Ronny, the band is sure to electrify any type of crowd at their live shows.
ni.ne.mo has not played a big number of gigs but all three have been in front of sold-out crowds in Hong Kong’s top underground music venues of XXX, Backstage, and Fringe Club. The band has supported acts including Seattle-based indie pop band Craft Spells as well as Hong Kong’s premier hip hop artist MastaMic & Justice League.
http://youtu.be/mB61DoVjRig
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For the latest info, keep tuned in to the event’s page on our official website - http://www.undergroundhk.com/v2/2012/04/14/underground-101/

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