Rockaway Showcase will be bringing Mongolian throat rockers The HU head in for a visit to KL this Leap Year night (29 February)
The HU blends hard rock and traditional Mongolian throat singing. Their first two videos (Yuve Yuve Yu and Wolf Totem) immediately went viral garnering the band over 30 million views.
The Hu stands for the Mongolian root word for human being, inspiring their original style of music that they call “Hunnu Rock.” The band pull Inspiration from the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire better known as The Huns in western culture. Their music is deeply embedded with their ancient culture, even integrating old Mongolian war cries and poetry into their lyrics.
The group was founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with band members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. Together they create rock music with traditional Mongolian instrumentation such as the Morin Khuur (horsehead fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Tumur Khuur (jaw harp), guttural throat singing built around the pillars of heavy rock: distorted guitars, bombastic drums, and aggressive rhythms. All four members have earned Bachelor’s or higher degrees in classical music and have gained several years of touring experience throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim.
The band’s inaugural performance as The HU was in June 2019 in their hometown, followed by their first headlining sold out European and UK tour last June and July. The band also debuted last summer at several major festivals including in Download Festival, Rock Am Park, and more.
Since the formation of the band, they’ve been working on their debut album entitled The Gereg. The word was used as the first diplomatic “password” by the Mongol empire during the time of Genghis Khan.
: 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Tickets: www.galactix.asia/rockaway-showcase-presents-the-hu-2020. Call 03-6201 8577 or e-mail email@example.com