We’re admittedly a bit late to the party, what with us being on hiatus and all. But even in the middle of a disappearing act it’s a little bit difficult to ignore Joel Tan, especially with a moniker like Gentle Bones (we embarrassingly mixed him up with Chris Jones of These Brittle Bones when he first came to our attention).
“Enec(dot)e, you know the . in Enec.e, dot, get it?” It was a somewhat awkward explanation of the origin of their band name that brought much amusement to the crowd at Esplanade’s Chillout Stage.
Behind the set-up of colourful decorations at The Esplanade, the atmosphere was filled with anticipation for the next performance. And just as the anticipation seemed to hit a climax, four dark figures took the stage and started to introduce themselves.
I remember reviving MOSHIN’ for the first time in May two years ago and all the excitement that brought to us. I remember that moving to a new format helped to change the way we did things and made us a little bit more sustainable. Then I remember starting university and getting busy.
In many ways, the ups and downs, hiatuses and revivals that we’ve experienced in the last three years of MOSHIN’ (*gasp* three years already?!) is quite characteristic of our local music scene. Unfortunately, many of our local musicians can’t pursue music as a career, and perhaps in our fledgling industry it’s pretty difficult to.