With all things, personal taste plays a large part in what we enjoy. I like Jackie Chan films a lot: his humour, the characters he plays, and the fact that most of his films are generally family-friendly really appeal to me. His latest film, ‘Bleeding Steel’, is a sci-fi thriller, and with that, Chan-fans and and non-fans alike should both enjoy watching.
Sometimes it seems our path in life is already plotted for us. Dhruv Visvanath first felt this at the age of seven, when his mother told him, “women fawn over pianists” – leading of course to Dhruv learning piano. From there came his aunt, who introduced him to her acoustic guitar, the sounds of which enthralled the young boy. He soon moved on to electric guitar, following his new found obsession with metal music.
Alan Walker has achieved remarkable success worldwide with his latest single ‘Faded’. Precisely six months after its release Walker returns with the dance pop track ‘Sing Me To Sleep’. The title is sweet, but the theme is far from a lullaby. Iselin Solheim tells with her dramatic vocals the story about longing for a safe place in a world in constant movement. The video is shot in Hong Kong and takes you on a mission throughout the city.
Based in Hong Kong, Sean Hocking is the founder and owner of Metal Postcard Records. An avid listener of John Peel from the late 1970s onwards, Sean discovered, between the hours of 10pm and midnight, when Peel’s show was aired, the true breadth of music available. We asked Sean to narrow down his top 10 “can’t live without” tracks.