Introducing four budding bands to look out for at this year’s Baybeats. By Sofiana Ramli
Four bands to catch at the annual Baybeats festival
We are four individuals who love making people dance.
In a nutshell, our music aims to bring the ‘rock’ back to ‘indie rock’. Our sound features a lot of groovy basslines, thumping drums, driving guitar riffs and raspy vocals.
The band share a collective love for British rock groups like Arctic Monkeys and Blur, with our musical roots firmly planted in groove-based bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers.
We had the opportunity to play alongside local heroes like Lost Weekend and The Livid Sun at a gig at Aliwal Arts Centre. It was amazing to watch these bands and be on the same lineup as them because we learned so much from each other.
Our music kinda sounds like if Hans Zimmer had a lovechild with a hardcore band. Atmospheric, yet hard-hitting?
WE DRAW INflUENCES FROM different types of music because we all listen to various genres. It’s a mix of bands such as Moving Mountains and Touché Amoré with heavier acts like Animal as Leaders.
Listen to ‘ The Sea That Surrounds Us’ from our new EP Strange Comfort. The song’s about trying to be comfortable with oneself, which is something we feel most listeners can relate to.
At Baybeats 2017, hear our new and old songs, including tracks from our latest record.
We are made up of Randy on vocals, Hugh and Isyraf on guitar, Danish on bass and Syafiq on drums.
We play melodic hardcore. It’s essentially riff-laden hardcore music but with more emphasis on melody.
Since forming the band in 2015, we’ve been inspired by other homegrown melodic hardcore acts, like Exhibitors and False Plaintiff, that started out in the local underground scene.
Look out for our new single release coming out soon. We’ve also written and recorded some stuff that’s different from our debut EP, Hourglass.
Simply put, our band makes happy music for sad people.
We get inspiration from our own memories. Oh, and by staying up too late watching Netflix shows and YouTube videos.
One memorable show we played was with Hong Kong-based group Thud in their home city. It was our first- ever overseas performance, and we couldn’t believe that people came down to watch us.
Listen to ‘Cosmic Realignment’ from our debut album, Strawberry Feels. We feel that the song best encapsulates the band’s sound in one song.
Catch us at Baybeats, hear some loud music and crack open a cold one with the boys! And then feel sentimental afterwards.
Baybeats is at Esplanade from Jul 14-16.
Our band makes happy music for sad people