Indie rock band Foster the People plays Bangkok

music January 22, 2018 11:00

By The Nation

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Indie rockers Foster the People make their debut show in Bangkok on Sunday (January 28) with a concert at Moonstar Studio 8 that starts at 8pm.

The Los Angeles-based outfit is currently on the Asian leg of their tour, with dates over the next week in China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Singapore in addition to Bangkok..

“Foster the People is one of the best indie rock bands to come in Thailand and I would really like Thais to experience their sound, says Smitthi Bhiraleus, founder, chief executive and managing director of Very Inc.

Foster the People was founded by Mark Foster in Los Angeles in 2009. The group achieved success with the 2011 release of their debut album “Torches”. That spawned the single “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was declared “the year’s anthem” by SPIN, as well as the chart-topping singles “Don’t Stop (Colour on the Walls)”, “Houdini”, and “Helena Beat”. Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations for their monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini.”

In 2014, Foster the People released its sophomore album, “Supermodel”, which reached number three on the US album chart. Both cuts “Coming of Age” and “Best Friend” made it into the Top Ten of the alternative chart.

The band, which features lead vocalist Foster, lead guitarist Sean Cimino, keyboardist Isom Innis, and drummer Mark Pontius, is now playing songs from its latest and third album, “Sacred Hearts Club” which draws upon soul, dance, and electronic genres while maintaining their signature indie pop sound. The lyrics address themes of love, politics, fame, and youth, and, similar to their previous albums, are often at odds with the upbeat musical production.

Tickets cost Bt2,600 at