tfvsjs – “殖＋Battle from the bottom”
From new album ‘在 Zoi’. Thank you, White Noise
White Noise has been a favorite Hong Kong label of mine for years now. They deliver some of the best Instrumental Rock/Post-Rock bands I’ve listened to, bands whose music I’ve used to help get me through those tough, dark, bleak times. Although a few years ago, I still vividly remember that period of my life (do we ever forget?) and definitely remember White Noise and their roster of artists being a musical force that was there for me. tfvsjs‘ latest is an emotional rollercoaster full of ups and downs, highs and lows. The music video is a fitting match and one that speaks to many with its “let’s just leave this place” message.
在 Zoi is available on Bandcamp now in numerous formats. If you’re in Hong Kong, they’re kicking off their album release tour on the 31st. I’ll include all of the information + links below.
tfvsjs is a five-piece instrumental rock band from Hong Kong. Formed in 2003 and starting out as a post-hardcore and screamo outfit, the band eventually grew into a music style a little less direct – instrumental math rock with a Canton twist. Whether it’s their penchant for complex rhythms, or their ear for distinctive Chinese melodies, tfvsjs has slowly but surely become a unique creative force in Hong Kong music.
The band’s debut album ‘equal unequals to equal’ was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. And a Mainland China tour soon followed and saw the band land a spot at the well-known Strawberry Music Festival in Beijing and Shanghai. In the years to follow, they have played music festivals around the region including Hong Kong’s Clockenflap, Singapore’s BayBeats, and Taiwan’s T-Fest. Now three years since their debut, the band returns with a new album named 在 (“Zoi”). Mixed and Mastered by Mino Takaaki of Japanese math rock band toe’s fame, Zoi is decidedly darker than its predecessor, and reflects on the unsettling past, present, and future of their hometown Hong Kong.
Zoi is comprised of ten blistering tracks of instrumental rock, with the band pushing themselves both technically and creatively. Unlike their debut album, Zoi veers away from the more melodic side of the band and explores their dark side. Utilizing both noise and rhythm, tfvsjs has created a complex piece of experimental work that sees them reaching new creative heights.
Date: Aug 31st (Wednesday)
Time: door open at 19:30, start at 20:00
Venue: Music Zone @ E-max, KITEC
1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
facebook event Page : https://www.facebook.com/events/17387…
Online Ticketing : http://www.whitenoiserecords.org/arch…
Written and Directed by Milk Tsang
Actress : Rita Chan, Kelly Chung
Actors : Chow Wai Chuen, Jeff Yau
Assistant Director : Dora Luk
Art Directing : Savannah Sam
LIghting Design : Saito Chong
Lighting Assistant : Brian Fung
Set Design : Tong Sin Chun
Costume Design : Shane Sys Ho
Makeup Artist : Janae Cheung
Special Thanks to Swing Ho, Lee Chung Hei