The legend who does some of the most in-depth record reviews we have ever seen, and who does it all for our website, Arthur Urquiola, has just released a new 30 minute single! WHAT THE?!
“Arthur Urquiola, singer and guitar slinger of Hong Kong Hardcore Punks The Tracy Lörds, as well as a contributing writer to Unite Asia, has just dropped a new solo release — a single 30-plus-minute track entitled ‘Jett Black Hearts’ which is available now for free download.
The new track comes through a newly-established Bandcamp site collecting Arthur’s earliest experiments with four-track cassette recording, solo works, as well as splits and collaborations with the likes of Snoblind, Cleen and The Lovesong‘s Ben Tse originally released on the Artefracture label. A mixtape featuring Hong Kong Punk Rock and Indie bands from the ’90s to the ’00s curated for the Frequency Asia site is also available for free download.
‘Jett Black Hearts’ is Arthur Urquiola’s first new solo material since 2015, but live performances, further releases and collaborations are imminent.
The Tracy Lords recently completed recording for a new ep which follows a split 7″ with The Squawk earlier this year. The new record is set for release in early 2019, with The Tracy Lords opening for ex-Sex Pistol Paul Cook’s Punk Rock supergroup The Professionals at their Hong Kong show in December.”