Wednesday, 14 July 2010

RTHK "The Works"

Highlights from the shooting of "The Works", RTHK

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Chochukmo China Tour 2010 Poster Launched!

Concept and design by Chochukmo Golden Triangle Design Team
Illustration by Jan Curious

Some words from Jan, to our Chinese audience

A short video clip to our Chinese audience, introducing our China Tour in this August.

P.S. Jan will be speaking in Mandarin.

Busy days!

It's been some busy days lately for us, with couple of things happening at the same time. Well, getting busy is good, which means we didn't have any time wasted.

We've recently been having some shooting with CNNGO TV, of a video about Hong Kong, while the whole series would include quite a number of cities, namely Tokyo and Shanghai, and more. This series of episodes are gonna look at different cities with the perspectives of different local people, maybe artists, or musicians etc, so it'd be a bit different from those travel programmes which mainly features the "already-known" side of the cities. We're glad that we're lucky enough to have been featured in the Hong Kong episode, to tell people about our homeland thru our words and perspectives. We don't know when it'll be launched, but as soon as we know the date we'll have the link posted here for sure. By the way, the CNNGO TV crews are gonna drop by at the Street Music Concert 15 this Friday to have some more footage shot.

Besides the shooting, we've been busying with the preparation of our upcoming China Tour, which is gonna happen just a month later. Time is tight and there are a lot of things we haven't done, such as booking tickets, designing stickers, posters, lots of promotions etc. Moreover, coming up with a 45+ mins full set list isn't an easy task, we've trying our best to come up with our best set. And on this coming Friday, we're gonna have a try of our new full-length set list at the Street Music Concert 15 outside Hong Kong Arts Centre. It's gonna happen at 18:30 and it's FREE. If you have time, please drop by and give us a little support!

Well it's time to get back to work.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Street Music Concert 15

We'll be playing in Street Music Concert 15 hosted by Kung Chi-shing on 9th July 2010, for a little bit of warm up before we go on tour in August. It's gonna happen outside the Hong Kong Arts Centre at Wanchai, starting at 18:30. Free Entry.

China Tour - Tour Schedule

14 AUG: MAO Livehouse / Beijing
15 AUG: Aperture Club / Xian
17 AUG: Hemp House / Chengdu
18 AUG: NUTS / Chongqing
19 AUG: VOX Livehouse / Wuhan
20 AUG: 61House / Nanjing
21 AUG: Yuyintang / Shanghai
22 AUG: 4698 / Changsha
24 AUG: Tekkwun Livehouse / Guangzhou

Monday, 14 June 2010

Chochukmo China Tour 2010

Date: 14 - 24.08.2010
Stops including:

Beijing / Xi'an / Chengdu / Chongqing / Wuhan /

Nanjing / Shanghai / Changsha / Guangzhou

Tour details will be announced soon.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Tai Mo Shan Adventure

Song writing didn't go too well tonight, as we were a bit tired, and not in good condition for music writing. We then decided to take a night off, and went out for a little refreshment. We brought along our acoustic guitars, and drove all the way to Tai Mo Shan at midnight. Up there the whole place was covered by fog, feeling a bit mysterious yet scary.

As an adventurous and curious team, we headed our way into the country park which covered in dark. With the fog and the street light, we're like being surrounded by flows of light and flare. Dreamy yet mysterious, reminded us of the Tim Burton's style. We then all posed and had fun with the camera, playing with the natural lighting, the fog and the flare. Kit think it looks a bit like Sunshine by Danny Boyle, while I think it's kinda Armageddon, or being on the surface of Mars. By the way, this picture is pretty awesome, isn't it?

Mike Orange

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Simon Birch's "Hope & Glory" after-party

Nice host, nice apartment, nice food, nice sake, nice and interesting people. A very nice party overall. Simon is the man.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

An awesome "Le French May" night

We're having a great time at Le French May at Queen Elizabeth Stadium tonight. Tho our performance wasn’t perfect, the flow of the performance is kind of tight, and we’ve got a very lovely crowd. What an awesome crowd.

Pretty happy with the Le French May arrangement for performing acts. Food, drinks, and a proper resting room at back stage have indeed helped a lot with our performance. With good preparations before the performance, We're all feeling pretty comfy on stage, tho some little technical problems appeared. It’s still quite cool in general.

One of the funniest things of the night was, we all had to rush down to the “autograph counter” to autograph right after our set. And before the rest of the guys got there, Kento was the only one sitting there, being surrounded by a pretty huge crowd with cameras, looking quite helpless.

Actually it's been a great time meeting the audience and getting to know how they feel about our stuff. Autographing is just a bonus to us (as we've never expected there'd be anyone who'd want to have our autographs). Having a chance to meet our audience is what really matters.

It's been a great time working with Le French May and Love Da Records. They've done a very good job on running the whole showdown, and have made everything go so smoothly. We really appreciate it.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Le French May Musicial Showdown is happening this sat night at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, and it'll be our last gig in Hong Kong in a while. Tickets are available at URBTIX.

Monday, 31 May 2010


Last friday we've headed to the Kung's Street Music Concert outside Hong Kong Art Center, and have discovered a real cool band from Vancouver, Canada called DD/MM/YYYY.

It's a 5-piece art rock/experimental band with a guitarist/vocal, a bassist, a synthesizer guy, a percussionist and a drummer. Their sound is actually pretty unique, with massive creative rhythms and arrangements. It's real interesting to see how the drummer and the percussionist, who only have a snare and a hi-hat, experiment and co-operate to work out some real cool rhythm. It's definitely not some easy-listening stuff but for sure we've got so inspired by their music. We've found it so interesting how their music had triggered our minds to start to think. What a brilliant and energetic live performance they've offered. So after checking them out at the Street Music Concert, we've even gone to the Cavern on the same night to check them out once more.

If you're into creative and experimental indie sounds which push to the limit, DD/MM/YYYY is definitely a band that you shouldn't miss.

DD/MM/YYYY: Black Square

DD/MM/YYYY myspace site

Monday, 24 May 2010

RTHK Interview

Last saturday we've headed to RTHK for an interview about our upcoming performance at Le French May. Alongside with the Love Da Record personnels Sanchun and James, we've been having some nice time chatting with Leung Dont, as well as played an acoustic version of Number One at the studio.

The radio show is called "四手亂彈" and will be played at RTHK2 from 20:00 to 21:00.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Time to move on to the next record

It's already been 5 months since we've released our debut album "The King Lost His Pink". It's time to move on to the next record. After all the joy and excitement we've had for our previous album, we'll soon be away from stage, locking ourselves up in studio once again, to work on new materials for our next record.

Meanwhile we'll be having only 2 more upcoming gigs, including the TIME OUT'S BIG NIGHT OUT on 24 APRIL featuring the Time Out's top 10 indie acts in town, and the LE FRENCH MAY MUSICAL SHOWDOWN 2010 on 5 JUNE featuring famous acts from France including THE TEENAGERS, WAX TAILOR and COCOON.

Catch us if you can, as you won't be seeing us around in a while very soon.

Date: 24 April (Saturday)
Venue: Grappa's Cellar
Location: Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Time: 17:00 - 00:30
Ticket: $180 (adv) / $200 (door) incl. 1 drink
Featuring acts:
Chochukmo / DP / A Roller Control / Poubelle International / Snoblind / S.T. /
The Yours / Volt In Music / Good Fellas / The Sinister Left
Tickets are available at:
Grappa's Cellar, Basement, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Pl, Central
Zoo Records, B31, Sino Centre, 582-592 Nathan Rd, Mong Kok
Purchase online at

Date: 5 June (Saturday)
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Stadium
Location: 18 Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Time: 18:00 - 23:30
Ticket: $240 / $360 / $480
Featuring acts:
The Teenagers / Wax Tailor / Cocoon / Chochukmo / Noughts and Exes
Tickets are available at all UBRTIX outlets

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Feel like I was right next to you

I used to google "CHOCHUKMO" regularly, not for ego-searching, but mostly for any released review, press, or comments. But what interested me the most are, the different blogs of strangers that talks about Chochukmo. Well, it might sound freaky but when i wasn't too busy, I would clicked into those blogs to see what they were talking about. And this is how I've been reading many different touching stories.

"A girl spent her lonely valentine's day with 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 TO YOU. Another girl doing her final sprint on her revision the night before her exam, with the cheering of HEAD TO TOE. A guy/girl who feel his/her peace when he/she's listening to TILL LATE NO MAY. And more."

All those stories might sound ordinary, might sound routine or not special at all. But to me, all those stories are touching. I did feel like i was next to them, sharing those particular moments. We didn't really know each others, but because of the music, we're somehow connected. It's a connection which goes beyond time and space. It's a bonding among us which is precious. This is the music I always love to write, the music that can actually talk to people, and connect with people.

Mike "not the annoying" Orange

Monday, 22 March 2010

Eco-friendly Cyberport

We're having a great time at the OFTEN Fair last weekend. The nice weather with sunshine, live music, and all the activities which promotes eco-friendly and oragnic life has made the last weekend perfect. Tho the OFTEN Fair has come to an end, it's time for all of us to start to concern more about the environment around us, and concern more about the FAIR TRADE. We just hope we can have more of this kind of events in Hong Kong, to promote and educate the next generation about how to preserve and cherish our planet earth.

GOOD WORK OFTEN 2010. Hope it's not long till OFTEN 2011.

*Photo by Venda Lee

Friday, 5 March 2010

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Gig Guide: MARCH 2010

Supersonic Live: Acoustic Session
Date: 3rd March
Venue: The Melting Pot (1 - 5 Elgin Street, Soho, Central)
Time: 20:30
Admission: $150 (includes a Chang beer)
Featuring musicians:
Jersey Budd (UK) / Of Moths & Stars

The Indies Ones Concert
Date: 13th March
Venue: Former Police Married Quarters, Hollywood Rd, Central
Time: 15:00 - 19:00
Admission: FREE (Please note that limited tickets will be given out at 14:00 in first-come-first-serve basis)
Featuring musicians:
Songs For Children (HK/UK) / Labiur (Belgium) /
Samian (Canada) / AI K Traxx (France)

OFTEN 2010
Organic, Fair Trade, Environmental Friendly Fair & Music Show 2010

Date: 20th March
Venue: The Podium, 4/F, Cyberport, Pokfulam
Time: 10:00 - 22:00
Admission: $40 (includes one cup of organic and fair trade soymilk)
Featuring musicians:
Qiu Hong / Noughts and Exes / Modern Children / Juicyning
Velvette Vendetta / Innisfallen / In Love and Pain
Enquiry: +852 3421 1455

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Sharing the stage with te'

We're having a very good lesson last saturday (27/2), while sharing the stage with te', an instrumental rock band from Japan that we always look up to. To be frank, we're not doing a superb job that night, with accidents kept happening, such as the hi-hat went off, and the electricity of the guitar effect board suddenly went off. We know we can't just say "O bad luck" then have everything blamed to "luck".

When it came to the te' set, we realised what it's called a proper "production". te' is not only a band with 4 but 6 members. The complete sound of te' can only be created with the performance of the 4 band members, plus the taste imported by the sound engineer and the aid of the roadie on stage, according to the sound engineer of te', Kentaro Sasaki from Zankyo Record (残響). This is really impressive, and also let us realise how professionals produce their show.

After the gig, we went out for a drink with Kentaro-san, the sound engineer of te', and we've talked for hours about issues from sound engineering to live production, from how the Japanese indie music culture has been developed to how we should market Chochukmo. Kentaro-san kindly shared with us a lot of his ideas, comments and suggestions, which we're so impressed. He's made us realised the "professionalism" of a band, which is much beyond what we're already having in mind.

We'd like to thank SONIC BLOOM for offering us such a great opportunity to play with great bands like WangWen and te'. We're having a great time on stage as well as off stage, and we've learnt so much, so much more than we've ever expected.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Kento Anything

After almost 8 months of recording, gigging and touring without a bassist member, we're so proud to present you our new bassist, also a new member of the Chochukmo family, Kento Anything (Kento Kawamura).

We first met at This Music Studio, during the time we're recording our debut album "The King Lost His Pink". While we got stuck as the bass amp at the studio went wrong, our engineer Corey called up his friend to bring us another bass amp, who turned out to be Kento. Since then we've been working closely together. He also helped us out with the live recording of our unplugged live at kubrick in February.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the bassist who has helped us out thru our tough period, namely Carina Ho (FAD), Vanilla Lau (Tacit Closet, Noughts and Exes) and Lala Him.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

The fastest way to scan our debut album

We know time is valuable, and it might be time consuming to preview our whole album on our myspace or at HMV, so we've come up with a way for you to scan thru our album "The King Lost His Pink" in less than 5 mins.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A night with a hundred of brilliant singers at kubrick

With one band (which is us) standing alone on a Friday night with an acoustic set, we could never expect a full house at kubrick on last Friday night. It's a wonderful night for us, with a hundred of people sitting so close together, sharing an hour of acoustic music. We'd love to thank those who've come to our little concert, for your supports as well as your singings. We used to think singing-along might be pretty cheesy, but it has turned out to be very touching. That's a night between only you and us, and for sure it has made one of the most memorable night for us.