Alt Rock Duo Arches Drop Massive New EP ‘Callous Room’ [Hong Kong]


Woah…right from the opening noise of a fuzz-drenched recording studio we are HOOKED! Check out the newly formed Hong Kong alt-rock duo Arches on their second EP entitled ‘Callous Room’.

Drummer Takuro was kind enough to send us some background info about how this beast of a band got together (we always appreciate that we can just DM a band anywhere in Asia and they always seem so excited to send us info! Means A LOT!).

“We’re a two-piece band from Hong Kong formed in 2020. Our influences are from alternative rock legends such as Sonic Youth, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Number Girl. Our lyrics reflect the angst and frustration of the youth”.

It’s also so profound to hear bands influenced by the aforementioned acts to be singing in Cantonese. Such a dope language…

Congrats to the band for an awesome release! If you’re in Hong Kong go support the band as they celebrate the release of this EP with another inspiring Hong Kong band, Wellsaid, who are also celebrating the release of their new full-length ‘Lurking’ as well (we reviewed THAT release HERE). And if these two bands celebrating the release of new music isn’t enough to entice you to get to the show, local indie-rock LEGENDS An Id Signal are the guest act. Show takes place December 23rd!

Grab tickets HERE. is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical content or band material. UNITE ASIA!