Hong Kong In The 60s are Christopher Greenberg, Mei Yau Kan and Tim Scullion.
The London/Cambridge trio’s first release of 2013 will be a 7″ EP for WIAIWYA.
They released their debut album, “My Fantoms”, in 2011 and have worked on releases for Ghost Box, Diskotopia and Front & Follow.
they cast a bewitching spell, and their album is a subtle but charming sliver of pop perfection.
Utilising a minimal sonic palette […], the trio’s songs are ripe with disarming melody.
— The Wire
even at its most gently experimental, the album can’t help delivering exquisite melodies.
This is thoroughly contemporary pop music filtered through a fantastic kaleidoscope of aural patterns.
Using a motley array of vintage synthesizers and drum machines, they craft self-effacing, discreet pop songs that unfold in a sepia haze.
A charming summoning […] with a weird sheen of degraded international glamour
richly textured vintage keyboard melodies that walk an oddly graceful line between evocative and totally corny. The swishy, squishy keys and synthetic bell tones will transport to you to a classy space-lounge from long ago.
— MTV Iggy
a dazzling array of styles and skills, diverse and satisfying, literate and ultimately highly listenable.
Winsome, St Etienne-style and shimmery minor key pop.
With ‘Seasons Change’ Hong Kong In The 60s make their debut on [Ghost Box], wafting in on shimmering beige synth tones and tender vocal harmonies to quieten your surroundings and put you in a state of near somnambulent bliss.
[Mei Yau] enhances the soft focus feel of the track an absolute treat with her hushed, sweetly cooed tones evoking hazy soft-focus memories which are just that little bit too idyllic to be in any way accurate.
blending pastoral acoustic folk with synth-pop and krautrock rhythms to create dreamy pop reveries…
HK in the 60s make fragile music, laced with spectral tape crackle and softly fizzing radio interference […] The songs are lulling in their delicate hesitancy, like Broadcast at their most soothing or Saint Etienne relaxing under cherry blossoms.