#sgindie

Now that was a music weekend to remember! I had been under the weather for a while and it was good to finally catch #sgindie gigs again! But before the gigs, I attended an intriguing (albeit ultimately bewildering) meeting with the local arts community and had a quick chat with Vivian Wang and Leslie Low of The Observatory. I did learn that the proximity of timing between the new Oscilla and Leslie’s own new solo LP was borne out not of design but of circumstances. Not that I am complaining… the more, the merrier…

In any case, Saturday night at Hood Bar, I caught both Lost Weekend (above) and The Mad Hatter Project. Both bands may have different stylistic approaches but operate fairly within the milieu of melodic pop-rock. Always a joy to behold music where melody is king! A few kinks here and there to work out for each band but I believe they are both going in the right direction! It was also fun to hang out with Stopgap‘s Adin and Eldad, who as usual for these gents, provided support to fellow bands…

Sunday night I caught the final Originals Sunday at Beer Market with The Summer State and Gentle Bones. As always, I could have done without the somewhat clueless & superfluous emcee reading out band biographies verbatim but well, you know, that’s the way it is… The venue was packed to the gills – mainly for Gentle Bones – and it is a welcome sight to behold in our scene. “Until I Die” got a raucous reception as expected, it’s always fun to watch Joel Tan’s surprised look when fans sing along to his song – never change! Now, I am not a huge fan of punk-pop so I was enthused by The Summer State’s new material, which is more targeted towards pop-rock styles. Execution is still an issue but it’s a great start to move away from what they did before. One to watch out for…

Thanks to Hilary and Jaime for the excellent company – I love hanging with music people.

… still there’s more …

 

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