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  • Stars and Rabbit: Sounds From The Heart
    much feedback such a good response and such a great appreciation and we appreciate that Photo by Joshua Tan MOSHIN 2012 All Rights Reserved Formed in early 2011 the pair s collaboration seemed meant to be even after they had lost contact for four years after meeting in 2004 through her ex boyfriend s band As Elda explained I had this material that I thought I could do something with but I can t play any instrument so I needed someone to interpret what I wanted to say in my mind into music So I tried to contact him because he was the only one I could think of at that time Apparently at that time he was also looking for me Indeed if Elda s the heart and soul behind the band s lyrics Adi s skill with the guitar transcended the language barrier and completed the words that his partner filled with emotion Photo by Joshua Tan MOSHIN 2012 All Rights Reserved Stars and Rabbit s vibe reminded us of Spanish songstress Russian Red who just a few months earlier had also played her first ever show in Singapore Elda s unique vocals definitely brought an edge to the lyrics that she sang and came through more fully when stripped down to a simple guitar accompaniment Despite the slight language issues during the set it was an emotive and enjoyable performance and the audience duly lapped it up and even cheered Elda on when she choked on her water and took some time to get into Man Upon The Hill one of my favourites I never chose what my music will be It s unconscious Elda admitted I feel like it s the perfect lyric for the perfect vibe for the perfect situation that can describe what I

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  • Warning Birds Gets The Worm
    Alex was impressive on the violin with which he added depth and dynamics to the chorus Warning Birds left the audience wanting more and they definitely did not disappoint For their next set Alex switched to the tambourine while Sam picked up an acoustic guitar According to Sam Sally is about a boy in high school and he has a bit of a fling with his teacher and they both make a mistake of having fun and they get into a lot of trouble The way the band enjoyed themselves on the small stage was really infectious Plus Carmen s soothing tone complemented Sam s raspy voice well Sally really displayed the harmony between the members Now if you re still wondering why the band chose the name Warning Birds here s why It was a term Sam and his friends used to call birds that would fly over them while they were surfing Their teenage imaginations decided that the birds were warning them about sharks That term apparently followed him till Warning Birds was formed Sam introduced Rachael a song about a girl Sam met in high school who passed due to cancer It was definitely a tear jerking and goosebump inducing track Its most prominent lyrics that had chills down my spine went like Oh I know I am not on my own Alex switched back to the violin and played a rather long intro for Islands The song had a wonderful melody to the chorus which I liked Evidence of their creativity there was no obvious verse chorus bridge structure contrary to popular mainstream songs Their last and probably most popular original Ghost Town left the whole bar in awe The vocal harmony was perfect between Sam and Carmen The definitive part of the song was towards

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  • Folk: Page 2
    We Are The Team Contact Us Terms of Use Archives Select Month January 2013 1 November 2012 5 October 2012 7 September 2012 20 August 2012 7 July 2012 16 June 2012 36 May 2012 13 June 2011 1 May 2011 2 Home Folk Mara Carlyle Memorabilia June 20 2012 by Jeremy Tan Articles Folk Gigs Indie Exuding elegance her silver glistening dress sashayed gracefully in accordance with the gentle

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  • Don’t Shelve These Guys
    band and with a combined almost 20 years in our local music scene Shelves was no doubt equipped to overpower the hiccups at the 5th Night Festival with their unique brand of indie rock Comprising frontman Noel Yeo vocals and guitar Melvin Ho guitar and vocals Brian Leery bass and Robin Chua drums first impression was how their sound certainly reminded us of Singapore based band Pug Jelly Photo by Joshua Tan MOSHIN 2012 All Rights Reserved The energy and lightheartedness of their music shone through with jaunty tracks like She Wakes Up To The Beat Against A Wall and It s Always Summer from their new self titled album and in the incessant head banging and jumping around that took place right before our eyes This sort of energy brought out the punk rock rebellious edge of the band who consider themselves men struggling to be boys again It s for this reason that you wouldn t expect the vocals to be particularly refined but still expect absolutely powerful musicianship Photo by Joshua Tan MOSHIN 2012 All Rights Reserved We particularly enjoyed the guitar solos within each song and the general cheeriness of the tracks which together with Noel s youthful and boisterous lyrics gave an overall irresistible edge to the band s appeal We defy you to resist the urge to dance around while listening to this band strut their stuff I for one couldn t help but move around albeit on the spot due to the crowd around me to the delicious tunes that were put out In truth there really aren t that many Singaporean bands that choose to play this very genre which makes Shelves is a pretty refreshing departure from our typical brand of local music Photo by Joshua Tan MOSHIN 2012 All Rights

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  • Atlas: Not Your Average Geeky Kids
    the guitars and backup vocalists Timmy as a bass a back up vocalist as well JS on the keyboard and Jiang on the drums these six young people looked like the your average geeky clique in a typical high school with them in normal shirts and jeans and even bermudas As they were setting up stage and preparing to perform I couldn t help but judge them and wonder if they could really pull off their first performance at the outdoor stage in the Esplanade Photo by Bryan Woo MOSHIN 2012 All Rights Reserved Honestly speaking I am not a fan of Indie songs and I do not really understand it but I have to admit Cat has an amazing vocal range Constantly waving her arms to keep the band in time I actually assumed that she could only sing low key songs with that low sultry voice but boy I was proven wrong the moment I heard her hit notes even my high voice is unable to reach Every member of the band somehow managed to stand out in his or her own unique way Mudd the guitarist and backup vocalist managed to catch my attention the most With eyes trained on his guitar and the look on concentration on his face he still looked up occasionally to smile at his audience while cushioning Cat s vocals with his own Photo by Bryan Woo MOSHIN 2012 All Rights Reserved Jason the band s Tekong boy is a shy keyboardist but with skill making up for the little gaps that the guitar and drums couldn t cover with the synthesizer Pity though there were quite a few instances where Cat s strong vocals were drowned out by the electric guitars and drums Photo by Bryan Woo MOSHIN 2012 All Rights

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  • Indie: Page 2
    7 July 2012 16 June 2012 36 May 2012 13 June 2011 1 May 2011 2 Home Indie Amnesia Not Amnesia Haze September 3 2012 by Jeremy Tan Articles Gigs Indie Rock Even if one is forgetful or suffering from Amnesia he will never forget Amnesia Haze This band demands to be etched into your minds souls Read Article Not Just Another Sunday Afternoon September 3 2012 by Jeremy Tan Articles Gigs Indie Punk Rock Dressed in plain white tees and donning a casual slack it wouldn t be hard to argue that Another Sunday Afternoon was the band that best Read Article Stars and Rabbit Sounds From The Heart August 24 2012 by Joshua Tan Articles Artistes Folk Indie When we first heard that Indonesian folk duo Stars and Rabbit were going to be playing at Baybeats this year we were intrigued After all Read Article The Great Spy Experiment Analysis August 23 2012 by Denise Kang Articles Gigs Indie Rock It was no secret that this act was the most anticipated of the night at Ignite Fest 2012 Smartphones and cameras were whipped out and Read Article Eye of The Neon Tiger July 21 2012 by Jeremy Tan

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  • Indie: Page 4
    Indie Chilling With Shimona On The Lawn May 18 2012 by Joshua Tan Articles Gigs Indie It had been almost a year since we last saw her play and since then singer songwriter Shimona Kee had been up to some big things Read Article Painting The Town Red May 15 2012 by Jeremy Tan Articles Folk Gigs Indie Hauntingly beautiful and humble that was the aura exuded from Spanish songstress

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  • Sheena Hong: Diamond in the Rough
    Tim Be Told and a rendition of jazz standard Skylark a song that reflected Berklee s primary focus on jazz A couple of originals were then unleashed during the relatively short set though of course the pair played for three consecutive nights including Rhyme a song written after Sheena s first semester during a period of emotional inner conflict and Show Me a song that Sheena and Caleb spent 20 hours trying to record but still hasn t finished An attempt at a Mandarin song came next in the form of Tanya Chua s 陌生人 Stranger which by all accounts was a pretty good effort even if the pronunciation wasn t so precise Not our favourite of the set though The set closed with a pretty refreshing version of Part Of Me by Katy Perry who Sheena cited as a big inspiration and was the closest item in the set to mainstream pop The young lass later admitted she was trying to stay away from big pop hits Photo by Lionel Boon MOSHIN 2012 All Rights Reserved Amidst the slightly awkward banter that went on in between each song it was obvious the kind of training the two had firmly behind them Each piece was performed with the kind of technical precision not often seen in our local musicians Sheena s voice was really pleasant to listen to especially during jazz numbers where we re assuming she s more formally trained A lot of the time though we expected her to open up the taps a lot more and let loose a powerful voice we could totally imagine her unleashing Caleb s piano accompaniment was excellent as well and we really appreciated the ample airtime dedicated within each song to a gratuitous solo jam on the keys At the same

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