Mu­sic

In­tro­duc­ing four bud­ding bands to look out for at this year’s Bay­beats. By Sofi­ana Ramli

Time Out Singapore - - News - Com­piled by Sofi­ana Ramli time­outsin­ga­pore.com/mu­sic

Four bands to catch at the an­nual Bay­beats fes­ti­val

FAUX PAS

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.

DE­CI­PHER

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.

TIDES

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.

SUBSONIC EYE

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

Tides

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