It seems awfully facetious for us to state that with British band Yuck, it’s not so much about the songs themselves but the style of music that appeals. But hey, it’s true!
Five years on from their first appearance in Singapore (Laneway 2012), and losing vocalist/guitarist Daniel Blumberg in the meantime , Yuck returned to our shores to play a tidy set at the Hood Bar & Cafe on Tuesday, 13th September to an audience of over 200+ indie kids.
Naturally, if one was into alternative rock bands in the 90s like Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr, Pavement et al, Yuck’s musical approach is quite familiar if not merely derivative.
Thus, songs like “Cannonball”, “Hearts in Motion” and “The Wall” are easy to take to heart as comfortable and recognisable even though a 90s kid might never have heard Yuck before.
In that context, it was particularly satisfying to witness the current generation thoroughly enjoying Yuck – singing along and grooving to the music – even if it’s highly unlikely that they would give time of day to the band’s influences.
Yes, there is hope that despite all the odds, rock ‘n’ roll is (still) here to stay!
Thanks to Songs for Children for the photos and for making this review possible.
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