Oh! Nullah: Hong Kong punks’ digital-only 2015 release will now be physically released via Sweaty & Cramped
Our good friends over at Sweaty & Cramped are physically re-releasing two Oh! Nullah tracks from its 2015 digital-only album ‘Jaded Summer.’ Fans of S&C’s Asian Emo compilation will also dig this Hong Kong band’s melodic guitars and driving drums.
From band member Ben Tse:
“’Jaded Summer’” is a song I wrote for a friend whose mother passed away, and ‘Last of My Mistakes’ is about accepting that no one is ever immune to failure or disappointment. ‘Restitution’ is the restoration of something lost to its original owner and a concept that these two songs attempt to grasp and convey.”
The music video for tfvsjs‘ “Battle from the bottom” is nuts. The latest single from the Hong Kong instrumental math-rock five-piece gets the cinematic treatment as two women talk, laugh, and cry in red and blue rooms. They fall in and out of love as math rock tears them apart. A mime shows up. Everyone plays cards. Everyone goes home alone.
Like most math rock I listen to (I don’t listen to a lot), I try not to get caught up trying to figure out the meaning of the music and just enjoy feeling smart and complex as glitchy guitar riffs bounce off militant drums. I do enjoy tfvsjs a lot for their Canton twist on math rock, and I hope they keep making music for a long time.