Just needed to say a few words about I Hate This Place‘s gig at Hood Bar on Saturday, 22nd September. This was the first gig I had arranged for IHTP and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed their set. Probably due to the F1 weekend, the attendance was not as encouraging as it could have been but them’s the breaks.
The combination of keyboardist/vocalist Sean Nerney, vocalist Gayle Nerva and guitarist Roman Tarrasov makes for an interesting blend. IHTP plays electro-pop – not to be confused with dance-pop – and sometimes that puts them into a dead zone as far as the indie scene is concerned.
This is a pity cuz with more exposure, I am sure that IHTP will appeal to young Singaporean music fans. Especially with Gayle’s infectious charm to add on to the technical musicality of Sean and Roman. A new EP is in the works with hopefully more gigs to come. Stay tuned.