An interview with one of Singapore’s finest, The Great Spy Experiment, for the STASIS 10 event. From 2007.
Do I really need to introduce this band? Suffice to say that GSE is/was the band of 2007. Take it away…
2007 was a good year for GSE – any particular high point that sticks in the mind?
Fandy: The US trips definitely and of course the release of the album after sooooooo long. The album marks a milestone in our otherwise mundane lives as rockstar wannabes. heh.
Saiful: Ditto. But there were also a couple of local gigs which won’t be forgotten for a while, like TPRawks (TPRiots!), Lime Sonic Bang, ZoukOut, Junk Launch, etc. This year we’re starting to see more and more people dancing and singing along at our gigs, and that for me is a huge highlight. We’ve also met some really wonderful people along the way, fans who’ve become friends because of our common passion for music. Yup, it’s been a good year indeed.
What plans does GSE have for 2008?
Fandy: A music video, a concert, several marriages hopefully and a second album.
Saiful: Several marriages?? In one year?? Haha.. Not likely. But the rest, for sure. And if possible, a regional tour for fans in neighbouring countries.
What can fans hope to see from GSE at Stasis 10?
Fandy: The usual champagne fuelled orgy lor.
What expectations do you have for the local scene in 2008?
Fandy: I expect more bands to surface from the abyss, each one better than the one before. I also think there will be more opportunities for bands to showcase with a lot more support from the media and people in general.
Saiful: I’d like to see our local bands break into television. Also, there are a couple of albums due our next year that I’m really looking forward to – I just hope that the general public would show their love for local bands and go out and buy these albums.
Which band are you looking forward to see in Stasis 10 and why?
Fandy: B-quartet. Why? Do i need to say why??
Saiful: Same, but I will say why. Because they’re brilliant.
Now, we understand that GSE will be playing again very soon – in June in fact …
… still there’s more …