SINGAPORE- In a crowded musical festival scene, a new Hostess is preparing to make her debut.
American rock darlings The National and Scottish post-rockers Mogwai will perform at indie music gig, the Hostess Club Weekender, at Fort Canning Park on Feb 22. Ticketing details will be announced later.
While both acts have played in Singapore before, the multi-act event will also feature three other acts making their debut here. These are British singer-songwriter King Krule (below), Icelandic singer-songwriter Asgeir and Brooklyn duo Buke & Gase.
The National, who recently released their sixth album Trouble Will Find Me, is best known for singer Matt Berninger's baritone voice and their melancholic but rich, textured music. The band performed at the Esplanade in 2011.
Mogwai, famed for their moody and layered instrumentals, performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall in 2009 and the Esplanade Theatre in 2006. The quintet are expected to release their eighth album, Rave Tapes, in January.
The Hostess Club Weekender gig is a local offshoot of an acclaimed series of gigs in Japan that started in 2011 and are organised by pan-Asian music company Hostess Entertainment Unlimited.
As a record label, the Japan-based company works with Sony Music and distributes releases by top indie labels such as XL Recordings, 4AD and Rough trade in Asia, which counts acts such as Radiohead and Adele.