Opener Wild Eyes addresses immigration as singer Adriana Martinez theatrically delivers, “Sit down, wake up, shut up, turn around”. Instrumentally, it’s full of resonating synths, Nine Inch Nails industrial kits, and a low, dirgy guitar riff, as if Crystal Castles had joined forces with Royal Blood – it’s a bold start.
The Underground Hong Kong
Wild Eyes This is just great. Kicking off with Killer-esque guitars, it lulls listeners into a false sense of security, before launching into a massive and compelling chorus that insists you get on your feet and throw yourself around with wild abandon (which was a bit embarrassing as I was on the MTR at the time). Its huge and hypnotic outro will change your life (not necessarily for the better, but your choice – you could have gone to church instead, right?).
One of Hong Kong’s most visually arresting bands, Deer have the sound and originality to justify the intrigue of their trademark antlered mask. Speaking to Young Post just before her band’s show at Clockenflap festival, singer Adriana Martinez was full of fire and raring to introduce a new crowd to Deer’s dark electro.
The Mexican Invasion
"All the way from Mexico city, this classically trained duo is bringing a breath of fresh air to the venues of Hong Kong..."
Chochukmo, More Reverb, Phoon, and Deer will all play at the New Territories festival this weekend