#Uncagemusic, the music and arts platform from Tiger Beer, is returning to the stage this year with a full line-up of events aimed at showcasing the best audiovisual talents from Malaysia and beyond. Taking in music festivals, a series of hosted shows, sponsorships, and a support network for upcoming local artistes, #Uncagemusic promises a packed calendar for Malaysian fans of music and art.
#Uncagemusic will first take the stage at Urbanscapes 2017. Not only is Tiger Beer the official beer sponsor for this renowned music festival, it will also be hosting the finale of the festival on Sunday 21st May – at the Tiger #Uncagemusic Block Party.
Headlining the #Uncagemusic Block Party are Canadian electronic double act Crystal Castles, supported by South Korean indie rockers hyukoh.
Consisting of current members Ethan Kath and Edith Frances, Crystal Castles are known for their chaotic live shows and lo-fi melancholic homemade productions. In fact, their musical style has been described as “ferocious, asphyxiating sheets of warped two-dimensional Gameboy glitches and bruising drum bombast that pierces your skull with their sheer shrill force, burrowing deep into the brain like a fever”.
hyukoh (혁오), on the other hand, consists of members Im Dong Gun (bass), Lim Hyun Jae (lead guitar), Lee In Woo (drums), and frontman Oh Hyuk, who are all signed to DRDRamc and HIGHGRND (Epik High’s Tablo’s label). With Oh Hyuk being trilingual and the sole songwriter on almost all of the band’s work, hyukoh’s music is predominantly in English, with some Korean and Chinese.
The band recently released their 1st album, “23”, with double title tracks “TOMBOY” and “Leather Jacket”. Oh Hyuk described the album to be about the 2 sides of youth: the radiant and bright side of youth, as well as the feeling of insecurity and process of searching that accompanies youth.
In addition, great audiovisual collaborations between artists and musicians such as Tiger Jams faves Rozella, Kenji Chai, Ryotjones and more await fans throughout the full-day party at The Row, Kuala Lumpur.
Music and art lovers who want to join the fun can win one of 50 pairs of tickets by taking part in a contest on Tiger Beer’s Facebook page. There will also be 20 pairs of tickets to be won in the participating outlets in The Row block party on 21st May itself.
Next on the bill is a series of shows featuring great international, regional, and local acts – the #Uncagemusic Series, at The Bee, Publika. Taking place several times throughout the year, the #Uncagemusic Series will see international artistes share the stage with some of the best homegrown bands. The Bee also plays host to the legendary Upfront series this year, with Tiger Beer returning as official beer sponsor.
More details on the full programme of activities under the #Uncagemusic platform will be revealed in due course.
For more info and to win tickets to the Tiger #Uncagemusic Block Party, hit up www.facebook.com/tigerbeermy.