Event Title: Songs for Children present Andrew Hung (F*ck Buttons) live in Hong Kong Jane Blondel DJ Set, Mike Mystery VJ Set
Event Date: 26th February 2016
Venue: Social Room, 3 F Won Hing Building, Stanley Street, Central
Event Time: Doors open at 08:30 PM open till late
Tickets: 160 HKD advance, 185 Door
From: The Globe
Songs for Children are delighted to present electronic musician and producer Andrew Hung’s first ever Hong Kong live performance!
Andrew Hung with Benjamin John Power formed F*ck Buttons (possibly the best ever name for a band!) when they met at art school in Bristol 2004. Hung was influenced by Aphex Twin and Power by Mogwai and together they created a unique sound using a variety of instruments including Casiotone keyboards and children's toys such as a Fisher Price karaoke machine. Their first album ‘Tarot Sport’ achieved rave reviews from Pitchfork, The NME, The Observer, The Times, Time Out, Mojo, Uncut, Kerrang, The Wire, Drowned in Sound and they quickly became the indie darlings of the music media and pioneers of the new up surge in DIY electronic ‘New Noise’ bands. The band have toured extensively (with Caribou) and their status as one of the most important UK bands of the last 5 years was confirmed when ‘Surf Solar’ and ‘Olympians’ featured in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.
A new track recorded with legendary electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre entitled "Immortals" was released on the Jarre album Electronica 1: The Time Machine on October 16th 2015.The release of the second album ‘Slow Focus’ saw Hung step into production - a direction that he was keen to take. ‘Rave Cave’ EP his Hung’s first foray into solo work, and its concept is a much more paired down sound, its hope is for a space between the artist and the listener as Hung puts it:
"This was born out of a desire to be in control of everything myself. As the process progressed, I came to the realisation that control was an illusion and that to gain control, I first had to let go of control. The ego smothers the music and that’s when it becomes a bit shit, so it’s a matter of not letting that ego control the damn ride!’'
The tracks are inspired by places so with Hung’s with Hong Kong featuring in ‘Star Ferry Dub’
Hung’s solo work has seem him move into larger projects, he recently scored ‘The Greasy Strangler’ which premiered to rave reviews at Sundance Film Festival this year,
' a deliriously fun lo-fi score by Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons’ Sundance
Don’t miss the chance to witness one of the most exciting electronic artists around with sets from DJ Jane Blondel and a Game Boy inspired VJ set by Mike Mystery, thi is going to be an sonic and visual experience to kick start your Friday night !
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