So it seems that all good things do come to an end. After eight years of rocking the Hong Kong indie music scene, local folk-rock band Noughts and Exes will be bidding fans farewell at their last concert EVER on June 6.
They’ve apparently, “decided to close the book on this chapter in our lives”. #Selfish.
Since the four-piece (formerly six) was founded in 2007, they’ve released three albums and played at dozens of music festivals, both in Hong Kong and around the world.
Their acoustic melodies and oft-bittersweet lyrics (“Our story always starts so promising, then something will go awry”) have been compared to the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Damien Rice and Arcade Fire.
Whether they’re jamming out at Clockenflap (they first played at the festival in 2009) or representing the 852 at the Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec, Noughts and Exes has always been at the forefront of the local music scene, inspiring many other up-and-coming artists in their wake.
The band promises the Saturday show at The Vine Centre in Wan Chai will be full of throwbacks and nostalgia, so bring your Tempo tissues!
Don’t know who the hell we’re talking about? Check out the video of the band performing their hit single “Hearts” at a flash mob in Times Square:
What: Goodnight & Goodbye: The Final Show
When: 8pm, Saturday June 6
Where: The Vine Centre, 29 Burrows Street, Wan Chai
Price: HKD180 in advance (plus an extra 10% off with social Coconuts Discount Code EXES), HKD220 on the door
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