Musicians Making Waves in April
Posted on 16 April, 2012
Local music is picking up speed. Several venues such as The Pigeonhole, Home Club, BluJaz, and – soon – C.H.I.J.M.E.S are generously filling their spaces with homegrown talents.
April has surprised us with fascinating gigs and a plethora of musical choices. Come on, take a chance on local music – check out the following peeps.
‘AN-ECHO-IS’, or their favourite hokkien line, ah neh kuan (translated: ‘is this so?’) is simply put, a post-rock band who recently pulled through the grilling Baybeats auditions and is one of eight selected to perform at Esplanade this June. Love and Serenity is a comfortable companion and a fresh introduction to anybody who is a stranger to post-progressive rock.
As if a sold-out show (“Time Trails”) last month at the Esplanade Recital Studio wasn’t enough, Cheating Sons filled the house once again at The Pigeonhole on 4 April. Their down-to-earth folk tunes is therapy. It’s not only fun, but addictive.
Heavy metal turned alternative indie band Cashew Chemists delivers catchy and strong beats with 90s influence and rock ‘n’ roll one cannot help moving along with. Even though their popularity rose after being selected to perform in Baybeats Festival this year, it was their humility and sense of humour that opened doors for them one after another, such as performing in The Attic Show, and opening for the legendary TypeWriter at MAAD two days ago.
Having been around for a decade and just releasing their fifth hit album CATACOMBS that was recorded in Norway, art-rock band The Observatory has received rave reviews due to its dark hues of sadness in their music. Catch them at their next concert at The Substation on 20 and 21 April, $18 each.
TEXT BY CHERYL CHEW