· TTNG + MYLETS SUPPORTING ACTS: THIS IS ATLANTIS, CLOUDY KU (DJ SET), SWIMS ·
TTNG return with their third full-length, Disappointment Island. Though this is their first record since becoming a trio, you’d never guess it from their sound, which has become more refined and realized than ever before. With their latest album, TTNG have managed to subtly embrace more conventional pop ideals without sacrificing the intensity and musicianship they’re admired for.
TTNG have existed in several incarnations and have found success in each, but their current evolution pushes what has always made the band great into new and exciting territories. Disappointment Island is TTNG’s most poignant, deliberate accomplishment, successfully arriving at a place that is simultaneously authentic and reverential.
Under the moniker Mylets, Henry Kohen takes on the roles of several musicians at once. The wunderkind guitarist who, at 17, became the youngest artist signed to Sargent House has since established his reputation as an awe-inspiring and agile performer, playing across North America and Europe multiple times over the past couple of years.
Dancing across multiple guitar pedals that line the stage, Kohen also sings and lays down guitar loops while simultaneously tapping out beats on a drum machine. Nothing is pre-programmed. Every note played is as organic and fallible as its performer. Kohen’s physicality and presence is captivating on stage, but what’s even more impressive is that his songwriting talent is equally as vast and varied as his multitasking skills.
Loud and intense. Cacophonic and unabashedly loud at times, teasing the ears into euphoria. SWIMS mainly revolves around aggressive guitars and the use of guitar effects creatively. Subtlety need not apply (usually).
About This is Atlantis
This is Atlantis was formed in 2007 with a direction to make instrumental music. Currently the line-up consists of Fadzil, Noor (guitars), Wan G (bass) and Sufi (drums), and by 2010, released an unorthodox split cd with hardcore metal act,Nazark, under Singapore’s Epidemic Distro. 2012, This is Atlantis went for the unorthodox again, a single this time with Malaysian screamo act, Daighila on 7” vinyl split under Epidemic Distro again.
The latest release sees This is Atlantis by itself, a mini LP, entitled “Civilizations” on 12” vinyl, again with the ever supporting Epidemic Distro. In addition, a tape format was released in early 2015 under Bandung’s Alternaive Distro.
This is Atlantis doesnt want to belong to any music category. The band embraces the instrumentals with different tempos, styles and songwritings. This is Atlantis has been playing countless shows with diverse bands and garnered different audiences. The band has shown that instrumental music can go beyond without words, and capturing the interest of any music fan.
About Cloudy Ku
Cloudy Ku is a Taiwanese-born Electronic artist and DJ who while performing under her previous moniker, Acid Rabbit, accumulated fast success becoming one of the most talks about DJs from the City of Taipei.
Cloudy has made a name for herself over the past five years, first in the underground electronic music scene before breaking into greater notoriety as one of Taipei’s most respected DJs, frequenting iconic Taipei venues such as |Smoke Machine| and Korner. A catalyst in the music scene, Cloudy transcends traditional norms blending a wide range of genres such as Ambient, Dream Pop, Indie Rock, IDM, House, and Techno. The wide range of influences and genres Cloudy exploits create a unique and hazy party scene, which facilitated her explosion in the music scene gaining fast popularity with electronic music fans as well as the attention of international labels throughout Asia.
After her debut performance, Cloudy gained the attention of the Taipei fashion industry and frequently collaborated with some of the most respected and established artists and designers from Taiwan. Gaining a stronger international recognition in late 2012, Cloudy performed alongside at some of Taiwan’s biggest music festivals. In 2013 Cloudy performed at Taipei’s FORMOZ festival, which saw her billed alongside The XX, Deerhoof, Mercury Rev, Suede, A Place to Bury Strangers, Tokomosta and Nosaj Thing.
Cloudy has been selected as a support act by many seminal artists such as the Red Bull Music Academy veteran Nina Kraviz, international German techno producer John Osborn, Berlin’s loop techno master Rødhåd, gender-bending experimental violent techno DJ Rrose and Hotflush Recordings boss British DJ Scuba, to name but a few.