The highly-anticipated Coachella Valley music and arts “festival in the desert” released their 2018 lineup, and there are a number of Asian and Asian American acts we are looking forward to seeing.
Get to know the artists making an appearance at Coachella this April 2018 below:
Our favorite indie rock singer-songwriter Michelle Zauner is making her debut in the desert this April. With last summer’s release of Soft Sounds From Another Planet, she won us over for her sonically exciting electronic pop synths and melodies. We couldn’t be more excited for her to take the summer festival stage.
This South Korean rapper and DJ from Brooklyn, New York has been making waves for her tunes that blend house and dance music as she sings and raps in both English and Korean. Her house track “Raingurl” is a comic ode to the underground Brooklyn rave scene.
Disney starlet, actress, singer and LGBT icon Hayley Kiyoko has been taking over the Internet with her infectious electronic pop tracks. She’s had a string of releases over the past couple of years, such as last summer’s “Glory Days” with Filipino American DJ Sweater Beats and “Feelings,” which was released this past fall and has garnered over 5 million views. Her debut album is expected to drop this year, coinciding with her Coachella debut.
The Korean-born Berlin-based DJ Peggy Gou is quickly on the rise. She first broke through in the underground Berlin music scene in 2016 with her Seek For Maktoop EP, which highlights her electronic dance and groove-heavy productions. With a relentless tour schedule, more’s to come for Gou in 2018.
This Los Angeles-based American rock trio headed by frontwoman Clementine Creevy brings all the noise, angst and rock we love. With bandmates Tabor Allen on drums and multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth on synths and horn, songs like “Told You I’d Be With The Guys” feel like a classic feminist rock anthem.
A dream pop project headed by New Zealander Amelia Murray, Fazerdaze creates indie dream pop melodies full of lush guitar pedals and effects that bring you back to an early 2000s teen movie. “Lucky Girl” is a solid indie track that’s got us introspective souls listening to Fazerdaze around the world.
Who are you most excited to see?