Boys just wanna have fun. Five lads who come together to make the music they love to play whilst hoping that music lovers will tag along for the ride. That sums up Cadence perfectly.
Seth Chiam, Japheth Ng, Angus Sham, Nathan Huang & Dominic Goh have slowly but steadily made a name for themselves in the Singapore indie music scene and are about to unleash their debut EP – Heights – on Saturday, 14th November at Hood Bar.
The music is pretty eclectic within the sphere of alternative rock – with elements of emo & garage (“Reignition” & “Walls” on opposite ends) working in tandem to produce energetic music that will appeal to fans who grew up with the sounds of the last fifteen years.
But there is one particular track that should bring a smile to anyone who loves memorable melodies – the radio friendly “Zara” – a breakup ballad with enough harmonic resonance & heartfelt sentiment to endear itself to younger listeners. There’s a strong grasp of dynamics within the song itself but if nothing else, “Zara” reveals the depth of Cadence’s songwriting chops.
On the other hand, the closing “Alive” is a blast of positive energy that runs and runs – very reminiscent of the Tooth & Nail bands of the Noughties but bound to find appreciative listeners even amongst the younger generation, for anyone who simply wants an uplifting rock anthem for the here and now.
As a statement of rock intent, Cadence’s Heights simply works.
For info about the Heights EP Launch – https://www.facebook.com/events/903947686362201/