The Underground x Parsons Music Battle of the Bands FINAL 決賽 2015

15-02-15

IMG_7131.JPGThanks to TGEC and the AIA Great European Carnival for hosting the first year of The Underground x Parsons Music Battle of the Bands Competition on the amazing outdoor stage. We were blessed with good weather on all 10 days (7 heat days, 2 semi-finals and 1 final). We had two categories in this competition: Student and Open. Congratulations to the overall winner of the Student Category: The Pansies. Shoutouts to Parallel Horizons for winnning best Vocalist & Sabian Best Drummer and to the band Smile with Aye for winning Warwick Best Bassist and Gibson Best Guitarist individual awards. We have reviews for the Open Category bands only this year. In both categories, bands entered with two songs, of which both could be cover songs or original songs and if they made it through the heat, past the semi-final, and into the final, they would have to play three songs, one of which MUST be an original song. Thanks to Parsons Music for working with us on this amazing project and enabling us to have such great equipment on stage for all the participating bands. Thanks to Michael Denmark for everything. Thanks to Alex Ng & her International Fixers for the great sound & production. Thanks to Gibson Guitars, This Music Studio and Kolor’s Sammy. Thanks to the 22 judges involved in the semi-finals and Final. See you all next year at The Underground x Parsons Music Battle of the Bands 2016.
love Chris B x

感謝TGEC友邦歐陸嘉年華給予機會,並提供優秀的戶外舞台予我們舉辦第一年的The Underground x 柏斯琴行 Battle of the Bands比賽。我們非常慶幸能夠於晴朗的天氣下順利進行十天的比賽(7場初賽,2場準決賽及1場決賽)。是次比賽分別有學生組和公開組兩個組別。
恭喜學生組別的總優勝者:The Pansies。同時也恭喜Parallel Horizons獲得最佳主音和最佳鼓手,Smile with Aye獲得最佳低音結他手和最佳結他手。今年我們會提供樂評予公開組。在兩個組別當中,每隊樂隊須演奏兩首樂曲,可以是翻唱樂曲或原創樂曲。如他們能夠突圍而出,並於準決賽中獲勝,便需要在決賽時演奏三首樂曲,其中一首必須為原創樂曲。
感謝柏斯琴行能夠與我們合作舉辦是次比賽,並提供優質器材供台上所有參賽者使用。感謝Michael Denmark的一切幫忙。感謝Alex Ng和她的來自世界各地的同事合力製造出完美音效。感謝Gibson GuitarsThis Music StudioKolor的Sammy。感謝22位著名音樂人擔任準決賽和決賽的評判。來年The Undfixererground x 柏斯琴行 Battle of the Bands 2016再見!
Chris B x


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Intellectual Morons

  1. Stand Alone
  2. Here I Come
  3. Chop Suey (System Of A Down Cover)

 

相信有留意The Underground 活動的朋友們對Intellectual Morons這支來自尼泊爾的6人Nu-Metal樂隊並不會太陌生, 因為曾他們多次應邀參與The Underground的活動。今次的The Underground x 柏斯琴行 Battle of the Band也不例外亦成功擠身決賽。決賽中他們以兩首原創歌曲<Standalone>及<Here I Come>打頭陣, 最後以System of a Down首本名曲<Chop Suey>作結. 最後的<Chop Suey>可能更為人熟悉的關係, 將現場氣氛帶到高潮, 但其實前兩首原創歌曲亦有特色。二人Rapper兼主音非常合拍, 有點De La Soul和Rage Against Machine結合的味道。
– Dicky Kwong

Flailing hair and plaid
Metal is good for your health
Twin mic bosses roar
– Brendan Clift


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ZOOOOOM

  1. Let’s Go Travel
  2. Zooooom
  3. Drunk Tonight

 

Zooooom輕鬆成熟的indie pop曲風成功引領他們進入決賽, 他們的 “主題曲” <Zooooom>是一首只聽一次便可以跟著唱的流行曲, 但是流行並不等如普通和悶。 他們的音樂層次豐富既有Keyborad又有口風琴, Funky彈跳的Bassline加上男女主音合唱實在是獨立樂隊中少見, 令歌曲充滿娛樂性, 可惜略嫌風格甚似Rubberband早期的作品, 差了點個人風格。

– Dicky Kwong

Muji catalogue
Shopping mall on Valentine’s
KTV polish
– Brendan Clift


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Wan Chai Warriors

  1. Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)
  2. Enter Sandman (Metallica Cover)
  3. Dog Eat Dog

 

Wan Chai Warrior一直在初賽及準決賽都只以Cover歌曲參賽, Cover Metallica <Enter Sandman>時主音的唱腔酷似James Hetfield, 加上結他手的高超的技術令人留下深刻印象。決賽當日, 他們像平常的先表演兩首Cover分別是 Black Sabbath的 <Paranoid>, 和Metallica 的<Enter Sandman>。 因為進入決賽的樂隊必須表演一首原創歌曲, 所以Wan Chai Warrior最後的歌曲必定是原創。當<Enter Sandman>完結後, 主音沒有特別介紹便開始奏樂, 表演這首專為是次比賽而作的<Dog Eat Dog>。 一直都在模仿別人的主音亦揭開自己的真面目, 副歌部分一他聲嘶力竭的唱腔接近Screamo, 這唱腔從來未於其他歌曲展示過, 相信是應付決賽的祕密武器。
– Dicky Kwong

Neon guitar lord
Singer with many voices
Next week at The Wanch
– Brendan Clift


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Stereo is the Answer

1. re
2. The dreamer
3. pop 7

Stereo is the answer的音樂多變,頭炮re是英倫味十足的另類搖滾作, 之後的<The dreamer>既funky又indie, 甚至有disco音樂的元素。funky和disco節奏來自bass手突出跳動的bassline和鮮明的keyboard節奏。最後的pop 7展現出樂隊主音純熟的假音運用技巧。

– Dicky Kwong

Tricksy alt pop rock
Light and trendy clap along
What is the question?
– Brendan Clift


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Les Gromechkos

1. Big Load
2. Toi Emoi
3. La Makumbreizh

原來一行6人的香港法國樂隊, 決賽前夕樂隊的吉他手兼長笛手意外弄傷手,  能演出但這壞消息無礙他們贏得比賽, 因為Les Gromechkos 充滿地中海風情的hip hop raping實在太有趣。最後的<La Makumbreizh> 將80年代的電子舞曲跟folk 混在一起,非常過引。可惜的是,可能因為缺少長笛手的關係, 他們沒有演出首本名曲<Le cracheur de flute de Sham Shui Po>這充滿香港風味的歌曲。

– Dicky Kwong

The circus is here
Brittany ambassadors
Rocksteady with flair
– Brendan Clift


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11:PM

1. Why Don’t Forget
2. Heart Stop Beating
3. Find Your Way

熱血相信是11:PM決賽演出的最佳形容詞,特別是最後Power Rock曲風的<Find Your Way> , 副歌部份不斷重覆歌詞”找到嗎, 但我們始終卻找不到”, 看著他們雖然可能還是迷途在搖滾的路上, 但仍深信不疑地出盡全力演出實實在在的撼動了我,。他們可能還未找到自己一直追求的東西, 但相信已抓住了每一個看過他們演出的觀眾的心, 繼續努力, 11:PM的四位大哥!
– Dicky Kwong

Canto-J-rockers
Hairdos, tattoos and rock moves
Real deal contenders
– Brendan Clift


CONGRATULATIONS TO WAN CHAI WARRIORS for winning Gibson Best Guitarist in the Open Category
恭喜 WAN CHAI WARRIORS 贏得公開組Gibson最佳結他手!
Photo: Chris B, Vincenzo Nardelli (Wan Chai Warriors), Mike (Chochukmo觸執毛)
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CONGRATULATIONS TO STEREO IS THE ANSWER for winning Best Vocalist in the Open Category
恭喜 STEREO IS THE ANSWER 贏得公開組最佳主唱!
Photo: Chris B, Stephen Mok (Stereo is the Answer), Jan Lo (Qiu Hong秋紅)
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CONGRATULATIONS TO 11:PM for winning Sabian Best Drummer in the Open Category
恭喜 11:PM 贏得公開組Sabian最佳鼓手!
Photo: Chris B, Steve James (RTHK Radio 3), Jimmy Fong (11:PM)
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ZOOOOOM for winning Casio Best Keyboardist in the Open Category
恭喜 ZOOOOOM 贏得公開組Casio最佳鍵盤手!
Photo: Chris B, Avril Tsui (ZOOOOOM), Cliff Babbs (GFM.FM)
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CONGRATULATIONS TO STEREO IS THE ANSWER for winning Warwick Best Bassist in the Open Category
恭喜 STEREO IS THE ANSWER 贏得公開組Warwick最佳貝斯手!
Chris B, Siu Keung Au (Stereo is the Answer), Jesper Chan (re:spect Magazine)
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CONGRATULATIONS TO LES GROMECHKOS for winning the Open Category of The Underground x Parsons Music Battle of the Bands.
恭喜 LES GROMECHKOS 勝出The Underground x Parsons Music Battle of the Bands 公開組!

 

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Poster by Angus Leung. 海報由Angus Leung。
Photos by Angus Leung & Sunil Khiatani

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