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Planetrox China Final 2013 - Planetrox China決賽

Say Mosquito, Synergy, Dr. Eggs, Shotgun Politics and Fame will go face to face in the finals for a chance to perform at Canada’s top alternative music festival! Winners will be chosen based on Audience (25%) and Judges (75%) vote!  The winning band that night will win an all expenses paid trip of a lifetime to go to Quebec, Canada and perform alongside NOFX and other headliners.

Come down to support your favourite band and the opportunity to win a unique Underground HK Zippo!

Five Finalist Bands

Say Mosquito (punk psycho-billy) Fame (pop rock) Synergy (metal) Dr Eggs (electro pop punk) Shotgun Politics (pop rock)

Planetrox China Final 2013

10:00pm - 1:00am Saturday, 6 July 2013 Backstage Live - 1/F., 52-54 Wellington St., Central HK$120 advance tickets, HK$150 on the door All tickets include one San Miguel beer Tickets available from as well as Backstage Hotline: 9034 2469 or email

More information about the bands here:五隊樂隊,包括Say Mosquito, Synergy, Dr. Eggs, Shotgun Politics 與 Fame will成功晉身決賽,將會於決賽日面對面競逐到  加拿大另類音樂節演出的機會!


勝出的樂隊代表中國區加拿大魁北克市參加當地最大型的原創音樂節 Envol et Macadam!往返機票+酒店住宿全包喔!!

快過來支持你喜愛的樂隊,贏取獨特的Undergound HK Zippo!

Planetrox China決賽 10:00pm - 1:00am 7月6日(星期六) Backstage Live 香港中環威靈頓街52-54號1/F 港幣$120(預先),港幣$150 門票包括一杯San Miguel啤酒 可於6月18日到 或 Backstage購買 電話:9034 2469 電郵:

以下是過去兩年PLANETROX中國區勝出者對於曾參與Envol et Macadam音樂節的感想: 去年PLANETROX China勝出樂隊,來自澳門的“Turtle Giant”說: 「我們很榮幸參加了PLANETROX的音樂節和魁北克市之旅,是美好的經歷。我們在那裡認識了一些傑出的音樂人,也結識了一些朋友。 參與音樂節讓我們的音樂傳遞到更多的地方。 整個經驗絕對值得。」 -Beto Ritchie, Turtle Giant

2011年PLANETROX China勝出樂隊,來自香港的”Noughts & Exes”說: 「參與PLANETROX是一次很有趣的經驗。它給予我們機會踏足北美的舞台,將我們的歌曲表演給加拿大的朋友,並與來自世界各地有相同理念的樂隊交朋友。」 -Gideon, Noughts & Exes

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Underground 108 coming this month!

The Underground is back on track with it's numbered series and #108 promises a night of great home-grown music in the shape of three of the most exciting bands currently on the live music scene.  The show takes place at Backstage in Central and the date to mark in your diaries is Saturday, 22nd June 2013.   Opening band, Dark Himaya, bring their expressive ambient music with soaring vocals. Fronted by Ivy & Aileen, they're a visually and aurally exciting band who launched their debut CD earlier this month.  Then we have one of the most energetic pop rock band in Hong Kong: the one and only Shotgun Politics, whose shows are remembered for fun and music you can dance to.  To conclude our #108 show, we have the amazing Les Gromechkos with music that combines ska, crazy accordions and wild unexpected moments, they will have you dancing & laughing throughout their set.   Underground 108Saturday 22 June 201310pm - 1amBackstage Live, 1/F., 52-54 Wellington St, CentralHOTLINE:  9486 4648Advance tickets:, and BackstageAdvance tickets: HK$120, tickets on the door HK$150The Underground回來了!我們帶來3隊在本地獨立音樂界十分活躍的樂隊,保證這次的#108會令大家渡過一個愉快的晚 上。請記下6月22日在中環backstage的演出!開場有Dark Himaya帶來 expressive ambient music 為#108揭開序幕,vocal高亢的聲線與連綿的音樂造成對比,值得留意。 接著上月剛發行了debut CD的Ivy & Aileen將會以激烈的演出震撼樂迷的視覺和聽覺!香港最有活力的pop rock樂隊之一,唯 一的Shotgun Politics帶給大家無限歡樂,令人隨著旋律和節奏盡情擺動身體!最後結合了ska,瘋狂的accordions及出乎意料的旋律變化的Les Gromechkos一定讓你無法停止舞動和歡笑!6月22日(星期六)在中環Backstage約定你!Underground 108日期:22.6.2013時間:10pm – 1am地點:Backtage Live (中環威靈頓街52-54號1樓)查詢:9486 4648門票:HK$120(預先), HK$150(即場)票務, and Backstage

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Turtle Giant (Macau) wins Planetrox China

Turtle Giant from Macau wins Planetrox China 2012.

The anticipation had been building up since early this year, it reached its apotheosis on 7th July 2012 as 5 bands went mano-a-mano for the final.

The audience was treated to bands such as the groovy hard rockers Bomber whose music blend elements from East to West.    Refiy stood out for a catchy jazz pop set entirely sung in Putonghua with a strong female lead singer.  Long-time metal veterans Tie-Shu-Lanknown for their gripping live performances, great heavy riffs and thunderous bass and drums, it’s no surprise they have drawn comparisons to metal greats such as Korn and Deftones.  Venue; energetic hard rockers who clearly take their musical & fashion cues from Japan’s visual rock scene.  Playing last was the eventual winners,Turtle Giant; this band combines the best parts of post-rock, indie rock and chamber pop to create a winning sound.  Their very tight performance got the whole crowd going and they are most certainly a band to keep your eyes on.

All this was witnessed by a record crowd of above 300 people in Backstage, and was judiciously overseen by a panel of judges from the music industry. 

Each of the finalist bands were also presented with Focusrite Tshirts and a Scarlett 2i2 –a nifty portable recording interface.

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The moment of reckoning elicited some very emotional reactions and a lot of cheering from the crowd, as Turtle Giant was declared the band to represent China at the Envol et Macadam festival in Canada.

Says Chris B, organizer of Planetrox China, "It wasn’t just about winning. We all are proud of this night, because every band played great music. Local bands are improving every year and are more confident to forcus on their own style and compositions.  Competitions like Planetrox give them international opportunities."

Beto Richie, drummer of Turtle Giant reacted with, "We're very happy to have participated in Planetrox China. It was a wonderful experience, very professional and motivational. We are also taking this opportunity provided by Planetrox to prolong the trip and tour Canada and possibly the US. It's a great opportunity."

Turtle Giant, based in Macau, China already have a busy year planned.  In the second half of 2012, Turtle Giant is gearing up for the mid-September North American release of their  All Hidden Places  EP. The prolific tunesmiths will be balancing select festival and showcase appearances with creative time to finish yet another release of all-new songs before the year is out.


Envol et Macadam

An urban festival featuring outdoor concerts and live indoor shows in downtown Quebec City venues since 1996. Each year over 25,000 people attend and it's also an ECO-FRIENDLY event with on-site-recycling, recyclable cups, reusable bags etc.

Last year's headliners include Rise Against and Flogging Molly.



A worldwide music competition, whose mission is to discover the best new bands and expose them to a wider international audience. In 2012, Envol et Macadam is expanding its ties to the rest of the world and hitting it with a big bang: alternative bands from 15 different countries will win the chance to play at the Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec City, Canada in September 2012.  Planetrox China is organised by The Underground in Hong Kong, a musician run organisation supporting original music.


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Planetrox China SEMI-FINALS are on now!

From the people who bring you The Underground HK,  comes the next promotion vehicle and music showcase for emerging homegrown talent to gain international exposure and springboard to worldwide success.  

One Hong Kong (including Macau) band will have the chance of a lifetime to perform in front of rock royalty, thousands of fans and top band headliners to be held at the Envol et Macadam - 

Quebec, Canada's top alternative music festival from Sept 6 th – 8 th 2012. In the past years, Bad Religion, Mastodon, Sum 41, Pennywise, Karkwa, The Sounds, Metric, Malajube, Raekwon and Bloc Party are but a few of the well-known artistes that have played and delighted festival goers at Envol et Macadam. This year, over 30 bands joined the competition in China.  Each participating band uploaded an MP3 of one of their original songs on to Planetrox website. From these entries, a panel of international industry judges shortlisted the participants to 10 semifinalists.  

Currently a public voting process allows fans and online audiences to view the 10 semifinalists' videos and cast their votes. The semi-finalists are:RefiyHazdeneliBOMBER鐵樹蘭 (tie-shue-lan)VenueShandyHungry Ghosts MusicLennyTurtle Giant (Macau) The results of this public vote combined 50/50 with the Envol et Macadam judges' vote to determine the final five who will compete in a live Finale on July 7 th at Backstage, Central.The prize for the PLANETROX winner includes a live performance of 20 minutes on one of the outdoor stages of the Envol et Macadam Festival 2012, airfare tickets for the winning band members plus internal travel, four-star accommodation in central Quebec City for four nights, free pass for the Festival and promotion of their band in festival communications. Voting period ends on 8 th June 2012.

Vote Now: en/planetrox/china/semi- finalists-videos/

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Calling all bands! Sign up to win your slot at an alternative music festival in Canada!

The Underground is proud to be involved for the second year with the Quebec Government to find a band from China to perform at the Envol et Macadam alternative music festival in September 2012. Bands can sign up now at: en/ planetrox/china/(choose a registration form which is under the China section on the left hand side)or DEADLINE for registration is 15 May 2012! The festival is for  alternative music.The festival will  provide return air-flights and four nights accommodation in a four-star hotel for the winning band. The winning band will perform at the festival and be included in the festival promotions.   The winning band will have free entry to attend all stages and mingle with music professionals and other bands.Last year's winners from Planetrox China were "Noughts & Exes" from Hong Kong who said:>"Playing Planetrox was good fun. It gave us our first ever show in North America and an opportunity to bring our sound to the good folk of Canada while meeting other like-minded bands from around the world."   Gideon, Noughts & Exes" PLANETROX IS A FOUR-STEP PROCESS:1. Each participating band uploads an MP3 of one of their original songs  – and a panel of international industry judges will choose 10 semi-finalists from each country.2. The 10 semi-finalists in each country will upload a video of their song. A public voting process will then follow and 5 finalists will be chosen by the results of this public vote combined 50/50 with the judges’ vote.3. The 5 finalists in each country will perform in a live Final in their country and an audience vote combined 50/50 with a panel of industry judges vote will decide the winning band.  

(This Live Final will be on 7 July 2012 in  HONG KONG)   (bands have to make their own way to Hong Kong for the Live Final if they are from other parts of China)4. The winning band will be invited to perform (return flights and accommodation for 4 nights provided) at one of Canada’s biggest live music events, 

the Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec City from September 6-8 th 2012. Envol et Macadam is Quebec’s top alternative music festival. It continues to innovate and to develop projects that allow local and 

international up-and-coming artists the chance to take part in an event that annually attracts over 20,000 music fans, as well as 

many industry professionals. Its programming appeals to a young and hip crowd; Rise Against, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Mastodon, Sum 41, Pennywise, Karkwa, 

The Sounds, Metric, Malajube, Raekwon and Bloc Party are but a few of the well-known artists that have played and delighted festival goers at Envol et Macadam in past years. For more information please contact us!

mob: (852) 9486 4648The Underground非常高興告訴大家這次將會是第二年與加拿大魁北克市合作舉辦Planet,並帶同一隊中國樂隊前往於2012年9月當地舉行的Envol et Macadam音樂節參與演出。










上年Planetrox China勝出樂隊,來自香港的”Noughts & Exes”說:

「參與Planetrox是一次很有趣的經驗。它給予我們機會踏足北美的舞台,將我們的歌曲表演給加拿大的朋友,並與來自世界各地有相同理念的樂隊交朋友。」Gideon, Noughts & Exes




1.每隊參與的樂隊必須在5月11日前(東部標準時間)網上登記並上傳一首原創歌曲的mp3,以及邀交參賽費用(每隊USD25 / HKD200 / RMB200,包稅),由國際音樂界專業人仕組成的評審團將從每個參與國家中選出10隊樂隊入圍準決賽。






4.來自15個國家的勝出樂隊將獲邀於2012年9月7-8日參與加拿大最大的現場音樂活動-- Envol et Macadam音樂節的演出。(大會將提供往返航班和4晚住宿)


Envol et Macadam音樂節致力發展及帶動計劃提供本地及國際樂隊機會演出,吸引數以百萬計的音樂愛好者和不同行業的專業人士參與。過往曾經參與演出的知名樂隊有:Rise Against,IAM,Bad Religion,Mastodon,Sum41,Pennywise,The Sounds,Metric,Jean Leloup,Radkwon和Bloc Party等。




電話:(852) 9523 0605


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The Underground CD4 was launched in May 2011

The Compilation CD entitled "Come On... Blaze Ahead!" was successfully launched at Hard Rock Cafe and Backstage in Lan Kwai Fong on 6 & 7 May 2011.

Now the CD is available at itunes and CDbaby and amazon for those of you outside of Hong Kong.  For those of you in Hong Kong, the CD is available at HMV and other record stores as well as events organised by The Underground.Attached is Time Out's recommendation, which we're delighted with!So have you got a copy?

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The Underground HK Compilation CD#4 快將出版!

香港市民注意!今年初 The Underground HK音樂勢力將會入侵本港,將隨時從地下蔓延到地上, 引爆市民的聽覺感官!警告:過去三年 The Underground HK皆推出年度的 The Underground Compilation CD, 集本地獨立音樂圈中最出色的音樂單位, 每張大碟均收錄了十一至十二支本地樂隊各兩首的原創歌曲, 首首都是精挑細選的佳作。 The Underground Compilation CD系列正好反映出當代本地樂隊的面貌, 使廣大市民有機會欣賞到本地樂隊豐富的創意, 見証住這一代獨立樂潮的最好音樂。The Underground Compilation CD#4 將會於今年4 月面世,由Mark 1 Music Centre 錄製,這張大碟表現出本地樂隊的多樣風格, 有電子樂、崩樂、藍調、爵士樂、Funky 搖滾等。繼無數多場的Live show 及過去三張集結大碟後,The Underground Compilation CD#4 絕對是The Underground HK 對香港獨立音樂文化的又一貢獻。醒來吧!從單調的流行曲解脫出來, 擁抱活躍創新的本土獨立原創音樂吧。快將出版的 The Underground Compilation CD#4內有大量好音樂正等待著你去發現。詳情請密切留意 The Underground HK的網站: www.undergroundhk.comResidents of Hong Kong are warned to watch their step as they stride the streets in early months of the next year – there may be some musical jags jutting unexpectedly out from the ground. And they may very well blow your mind right beyond the Milky Way.Why the warning? Well, the past three years have been marked by a yearly release of an Underground Compilation CD. And each CD has been populated by some of the best music that Hong Kong’s nascent indie music scene has to offer. Each CD features 11/12 bands, carefully handpicked from the landscape, performing two of their best, original songs. The result is an effective snapshot, frozen for posterity, of various bands as they fit into the music scene at the time, and provides an idea of the staggering breadth of music being created locally as well.Underground Compilation CD#4 is due to be released in April 2011, and the bands are currently in the process of recording their songs at Mark 1 Music Centre. The CD promises to be a thrilling one, with genres ranging from electronic, to various formulations of punk, to bluesy and jazzy and funky rock. After holding the bastion of live shows through the various Underground showcases, and 3 compilations, CD#4 is yet another step forward for The Underground’s contribution to the progress in indie music. The release will also be marked by the traditional blow-out release parties, so it’ll be terrific fun to add to the exciting music.So, get ready to cut through the background noise of fascist popular music and go native with Compilation CD#4 – the music scene will be waiting for you when the time of release dawns. And if you’re curious about it, keep your eyes on The Underground’s website:

CD4 bands showcases:*9 Maps *Brothers of Roadkill *Corey Tam *Dark Himaya *FAD *Helter Skelter *Purple Eye *Senseless *Shotgun Politics *Six Pack of Wolves *Sushi Robot

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香港樂隊請注意! CD4 Applications are open!!



The Underground HK 相信,香港是世界上其中一個充滿非凡活力的音樂福地;因此,我們正籌備第四隻合輯,以顯示香港獨立音樂勢力創作性和音樂人的精神。

我們現正誠邀香港所有的樂隊來參與製作這張唱片,風格不拘;曾經或將會在Underground 演出的樂隊將更加會被優先考慮。惟曾參與合輯第一、二及三集的樂隊則不能再次參加。

每隊樂隊將會灌錄兩首原創歌曲,並收錄在 “The Underground Compilation #4″ 合輯內。錄音過程將會全部在Mark-1 Music Centre 進行,而所有錄音,混音與製作的費用將由 Underground HK 和 Mark-1 Music Centre 承擔。完成的唱片將會在所有Underground 舉辦的活動銷售,亦會分發到唱片店及網上作零售。參與樂隊可免費獲得合輯數張,並以優惠價購買光碟,或以交託形式取碟作銷售。

這項計劃由 Underground HK 與 Mark-1 Music Centre 聯合籌辦。有興趣者請聯絡

截止日期: 2010 年8月20 日##ATTENTION: HONG KONG BANDS!

We believe that Hong Kong has one of the most vibrant underground music scene in the world today, and, to prove it, The Underground HK is planning to produce compilation CD #4 that will showcase the creativity & musicianship of Hong Kong in one easily accessed

package for the world to see!

We are now looking for bands to take part in this project. We want bands of any genre and priority will be given to bands who have performed or who will be performing at The Underground. Bands already on CD#1, #2 and #3 are not eligible.

This project is a joint collaboration with Mark 1 Studios. We are offering bands the chance to record two ORIGINAL tracks to be included and promoted on “The Underground Compilation #4″. The recordings will take place at Mark 1 Studio (live recordings with vocals overdub). The Underground & Mark 1 Studio will pay all expenses to record, mix & produce your songs and include them in the compilation. We will promote the CD and sell it at all The Underground shows as well as distributing to record shops and online shops. Your band will also receive some free copies as well as the chance to purchase more at wholesale pricing on consignment.

Bands who wish to apply should forward submissions and/or further questions by email to us at

Deadline for applications is 20 August 2010.

##香港 乐队请 注意 !

The Underground HK相信,香港是世界上其中一个充满非凡活力的音乐福地;因此, 我们正筹备第四只合辑, 以显示香港独立音乐势力创作性和音乐人的精神。

我们现正诚邀香港所有的乐队来参与制作这张唱片,风格不拘; 曾经或将会在Underground演出的乐队将更加会被优先考虑。惟曾参与合辑第一、 二及三集的乐队则不能再次参加。

每队乐队将会灌录两首原创歌曲,并收录在 “The Underground Compilation #4″合辑内。录音过程将会全部在Mark-1 Music Centre进行,而所有录音,混音与制作的费用将由Underground HK和Mark-1 Music Centre承担。完成的唱片将会在所有Underground举办的活动销售,亦会分发到唱片店及网上作零售。 参与乐队可免费获得合辑数张,并以优惠价购买光碟, 或以交托形式取碟作销售。

这项计划由Underground HK与Mark-1 Music Centre联合筹办。有兴趣者请联络contact@

截止日期: 2010年8月20日

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CD3 was released in April 2010


We launched CD3 in April and had a great time!!

This compilation includes these great 12 Hong Kong bands:

Amino Shower

Eve of Sin

Good Fellas

Hungry Ghost

In Love & Pain!

Killer Soap


One Last Fall

The Sleeves


Very Ape


We gave away loads of prizes at the launch parties (thank you Cathay Pacific, Hard Rock Hotel Macau, Nokia, Tom Lee, SilverBlack Card and HMV!!)

This awesome CD and its accompanying booklet and the actual two CDs are the work of art of our own Angus Leung!    Yes you read right TWO CDs as we have TWO songs per band, so a total of 24 songs on one compilation. 

CD now available for sale from HMV, HK Records, White Noise and other cool establishments.

ALWAYS available at events run by The Underground.

The Wanch also stocks this album (54 Jaffe Rd., Wanchai)

VERY IMPORTANTLY!   Here's an interview with ALL 12 BANDS, find out who said:

" What practice? What rehearsal? Did the other bands practice? Bugger!"

"It turned out to be a couple of rooms of erotic Indonesian statues and 300 year old wood-block porn, which was definitely a letdown for an over-active imagination that had visions of the Marquis de Sade, Barbarella and Caligula rolled into one, after arriving and seeing the sex shrine located next door."

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