Tenacious D, Chvrches And More Confirmed To Melt Faces In Urbanscapes 2014

Malaysia's highly-anticipated creative arts festival returns with a line-up that will rock your hipster socks off.

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Art-Pop Songwriter Kimbra And Psychedelic Dance Band Jagwar Ma Join Urbanscapes Line-Up

Kimbra and Jagwar are slated to perform in the creative arts festival's finale on 6 December 2014 at the Horse Ranch, Resorts World Genting.

Kimbra (left) and Jagwar Ma (right).

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Tickets are available for purchase here.

New Zealand-born Kimbra became a global presence when she made an appearance in Gotye's international No. 1 hit “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which earned her and Gotye honors for “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group.” Her latest album The Golden Echo is at once a dancing record and thinking record, inspired by such diverse musical touchstones as Prince, ’70s R&B, ’90s pop , and The Mars Volta, but heralding the full arrival of a distinctive artist.

Known for their signature juxtaposition of voice and electronics, Australian psychedelic/dance band Jagwar Ma started out as a musical project born out of studio jams and home recordings, radio frequency manipulation, TR808 patterns, MPCs loops, vintage amps and a treasured 7-inch collection. Consisting of members Gabriel Winterfield (lead vocalist/guitarist), Jono Ma (guitar, beats, synths, production), and bass guitarist Jack Freeman, Jagwar Ma's debut album 'Howlin' received high acclaim from music press like The NME, Pitchfork and the London Times as well as praise from several iconic figures and more contemporary artists Foals and The XX

Scottish Post-Rock Band Mogwai Confirmed For An Urbanscapes Satellite Show This November

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The band last performed in Malaysia more than five years ago. This time, Mogwai will be taking the stage with their unique instrumental metal renditions at KL Live, Jalan Sultan Ismail on 30 November 2014.

With a repertoire that contains tracks from the film The Fountain and French TV series Les Revenants, and "Rave Tapes" which became UK's best-selling vinyl album this year - Mogwai will offer a chilling, ethereal set that will chill the bones and sway the crowd.


Tickets are available from 16 October here.


For The Uninitiated, Urbanscapes Is The Longest-Running Creative Arts Festival In Malaysia

Initially founded with the aim to bring together Malaysian creative communities from the fields of music, the arts, design, film and other creative disciplines, the festival has now grown to include the best from around the world too.


Urbanscapes 2013.

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This Year, The Festival Will Be Taking Place On 6 December In The Cool, Sun-Lit Plains Of Horse Ranch, Resorts World Genting From 2pm Onwards

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A diverse line-up has been announced including LA indie band Local Natives, Boston alt-rock band The Lemonheads, Singapore's Cashew Chemists, Belgian product designer Arthur Lamon, comedian Kuah Jenhan, and local music acts OJ Law, Najwa, The Cotton Field Scarecrowes and Paperplane Pursuit.

That's Not All. There Will Also Be Exclusive Urbanscapes Satellite Shows And They've Got Some Pretty Awesome Acts Lined Up

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First Up Is Scottish Electronic Band Chvrches, Who Will Be Playing On 19 November At KL Live


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Formed in 2011, Chvrches’ music style is usually tagged as electronic or synthpop. The band's peculiar magic lies in their juxtaposition of joy and doubt – these are robust, colourful pop songs whose lyrics reveal doubt and humanity, enhanced by the purity of frontwoman Lauren Mayberry’s voice. Iain Cook and Martin Doherty completes the 3-member outfit.


Get your tickets here.


And Then There's The One Everyone Is Freaking Out Over...Tenacious D! The Duo Will Be Playing KL Live On 1 December

Tenacious D

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Self-styled, and absolutely the ‘Greatest Band in the World’, American comedy rock duo Tenacious D, featuring actors/musicians Jack Black and Kyle Gass started playing together in Gass’s studio apartment on Cochran Avenue in Los Angeles. Aside from having released two albums, the band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999 and completed their first feature film together, “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” for New Line Cinema, which was released in November 2006.


Get your tickets here.

For More Details On The Festival, Check Out The Cool Interactive Website And Facebook Page.

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