Cigarettes After Sex and Mew to Play Bangkok in May

Cigarettes After Sex and Mew to Play Bangkok in May

BANGKOK — After selling out of tickets for British electro duo Honne, organizer Have You Heard? is bringing more gigs in May with Danish alt-rock’n Mew and American ambient pop act Cigarettes After Sex.

Formed in 1995 in Copenhagen, indie prog rock veterans Mew will land in Bangkok to play their music, which drifts from experimental rock and dream pop to noise pop.

Best known for “Comforting Sounds” and “Am I Wry? No,” the band’s mishmash of music is made by frontman Jonas Bjerre, Johan Wohlert and Silas Utke Graae Jorgensen. The trio will released the seventh album called Visuals which includes the emotional ballad “Carry Me to Safety” in April.

Mew’s concert will take place May 7 at Voice Space, Voice TV’s Vibhavadi Road venue. Tickets are available online at 1,700 baht or 3,000 baht for two.

Two weeks after Mew, Brooklyn-based ambient pop band Cigarettes After Sex will take its turn to perform live.

The band was formed in 2008 and is led by singer Greg Gonzalez, praised for his androgynous voice. While their music is described by Vice’s music channel Noisey as “elemental, hazy and romantic, but with a noir edge,” the famous songs include “Affection,” “K.” and ”Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby.”

Cigarettes After Sex will perform May 19 at the same venue Voice Space. Early-bird ticket is 1,200 baht, 1,300 baht for advance ticket. They will be available online from 10pm on Friday.