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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hedgehog Tour '09 Atomic Rock

Hong Kong indie fans gave the best reception to noise-pop band Hedgehog that I've witnessed on the release of their new album 'Blue Day Dreaming' at The Fringe Club.
Kicking off the show were local indie heroes Born To Hula,with Angus on bass ,Harry on guitars and vocals and June on percussion and it was interesting to see 2 bands in transition with lots of new material to try out and a marked contrast in styles.Born To Hula are still at an experimental stage,trying out new styles and ideas while Hedgehog are perfecting and extending the noise-pop that is their trademark sound.
Born To Hula play in an edgy,agitated postpunk style with angular rhythms and dark lyrics on new songs like 'Hills of Sand','New Money' and 'Stick Figures'.The band have danceable beats,shouty punk style vocals and great hooks. It looks like they have a lot of good new songs that just need to be played live a few more times till they become as danceably addictive as their older material.
Born To Hula live @ The Hedgehog Tour '09
'Our youth is so perfect/We don't have time to waste'
One of Beijing's best bands,Hedgehog are a noise-pop trio with Z.O. on guitar and vocals,BoX on bass and the amazing Atom on drums.
The band play a spiky,rocking noise -pop ,driven by .Z.O's charismatic vocals, driving bass lines and percussion and just keep getting better in their live shows.In this set as they stormed through songs from the new album'Blue Day Dreaming' like 'In Spring' and 'Pseudomorph 'alongside old favourites like 'Noise Hit World' it was pop perfection and ecstasy for Hong Kong indie fans.
Beijing band Hedgehog Tour '09

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