Judging by the crowd who turned up to see this teenage musician showcase his stuff, it’s pretty clear that the Singapore music scene has embraced 13-year-old Chris Jones AKA These Brittle Bones with open arms. Just one teeny tiny thing: the UK-born Singapore-based singer-songwriter is just 13.
Imagine: You are inside a simulator. It is pitch-dark. Bizarre tones start echoing, mimicking the chants of geeky aliens. You are spinning, gradually twirled into a mysterious and mystical world, just like Alice falling into Wonderland.
Upon receiving the news that Pleasantry was going to be gigging at Lepa(r)k!, a cheshire cat grin broadened uncontrollably across my face.
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 it’s not every day you hear about Indonesian folk bands that do English songs.
The Crazy Elephant bar was filled to the brim but fortunately for me, I had front row seats to catch the next act, which came all the way from the land down under to rock the Clarke Quay district.
Defining their sound as alternative folk rock, Warning Birds is made up of vocals/guitarist, Sam Carmody, bassist/vocals, Carmen Pepper, guitarist, Bensen Thomas, drummer, Tim Bates and violinist, Alex Vickery.