presented by: Phil Owen Presents

David Boring

David Boring

Formed in 2013, Hong Kong, David Boring is named after the unlikely hero from American cult classic graphic novel David Boring. Musical influences of the band include punk, post-punk, noise, no-wave and industrial. Signatured with their dirty, experimental noise, male-female interlacing spoken dialogues and the occasionally violent live performances, DB explores the murky modernity with a ferocious postmodern skepticism, creating a dark, borderline claustrophobic world that either excites or traumatizes.

Since the release of the album in 2017, DB went from being an under-the-radar local cult favourite, to slowly reaching out to a more international audience. They were named by i-D, as well as Dazed and Confused magazine, as one of the top 5 bands from East Asia to watch out for. Fueled by a unique blend of unflinching ferocity and poetic eloquence, the band was also featured in the late Anthony Bourdain’s last episode of Parts Unknown, where they were introduced to an American audience.

DB is Laujan (vocal), Jason (guitar), Stan (drums) and Yat-Wa (guitar).

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Hong Kong, CHINA
Genre: Punk
Subgenre: Post-Punk
Event Type: Showcase