Urbanite Asia presents NYLON Music Festival
Majalah NYLON Indonesia memilih aksi musik lokal paling happening dari Jakarta dan Bandung yang dipilih berdasarkan esensi dari majalah NYLON sendiri yang selalu ingin mendukung pergerakan musik lokal berkualitas. Menghadirkan nama-nama seperti Angsa & Serigala dan L’Alphalpha yang sudah akrab di telinga para pencinta musik indie Indonesia hingga nama-nama yang mungkin terdengar begitu baru dan membuatmu penasaran akan aksi mereka di atas panggung seperti Jirapah, Hightime Rebellion, Swimming Elephants dan Roman Foot Soldiers. Tak dibatasi genre, festival musik pertama majalah NYLON Indonesia ini menawarkan beragam aliran musik mulai dari reggae yang diwakili grup nu school reggae dari Jakarta bernama Shore, Hip hop yang diwakili rapper perempuan paling berbahaya saat ini yaitu Ndeesaster yang akan berkolaborasi dengan musisi talkbox Llyod Popp, hingga instrumental electronic dengan sentuhan instrumen mainan khas Bottlesmoker.
Selain menikmati penampilan musisi lokal, event yang bertempat di Epicentrum Walk Kuningan ini juga menampilkan duo synthpop asal Manchester, Inggris, Hurts yang terkenal dengan single-single keren seperti Wonderful Life dan Better Than Love. Walaupun masih terbilang baru namun Hurts yang terdiri dari vokalis Theo Hutchcraft dan pemain synth Adam Anderson sudah dipercaya menjadi headliner untuk festival-festival musik kelas dunia seperti Glastonbury Festival, T in The Park, dan Coachella 2011.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your ticket now and taste the wonderful life with NYLON Indonesia and Urbanite Asia.
Hurts are an British synthpop duo from Manchester composed of singer Theo Hutchcraft (originally from Richmond in North Yorkshire) and synth player Adam Anderson. In July 2009, the band featured as “Band of the Day” on Guardian.co.uk. They finished in fourth position in BBC’s Sound of 2010 poll.
The band’s song “Wonderful Life” was notably remixed by Arthur Baker. In early 2010 they officially released their debut single, “Better Than Love” with famous Romanian actress Laura Cosoi, and played their first ever live shows. The song “Illuminated” was also the soundtrack to Sky1 HD’s advert in spring/summer 2010, and again in February 2011.
Their debut album called Happiness was released on 6 September 2010. It contains a duet with Kylie Minogue entitled “Devotion”. To promote the release of their debut album, the band collaborated with author Joe Stretch to produce an interactive audio book narrated by Anna Friel. It is found on the online music player Spotify, with the first entry being found by searching for “a5m4”.For The Sun’s “Biz Sessions”, Hurts played Kylie Minogue’s “Confide in Me” live, which was then released on YouTube. Before Hurts, singer Theo and synth player Adam were previously in bands named “Bureau”, later to be renamed “Daggers”. In September 2010 it was announced their UK tour was sold out, and that Hurts would support Scissor Sisters on their UK tour later that year. Hurts appeared on Sky Sports show Soccer AM to promote their album and their single “Stay”. The duo released “All I Want for Christmas Is New Year’s Day” in December 2010. News of the single was confirmed on their label RCA’s official website, as well as by their A&R team. They tweeted: “News just in! Hurts will release a Chrimbo single ‘All I Want For Christmas Is New Year’s Day’ this December. We’ve heard it & it’s AMAZING.” The song was available on iTunes free of charge for one week from 14 December. The video premiered on 2 December on their website. Hurts recently announced they were approached to work with Leona Lewis. Hurts will appear at the Isle of Wight, T in the Park, Latitude and V festivals in summer 2011.