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August is the cruellest - Album launch

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THE EVENT IS NOT SOLD OUT. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE OUT BUT...


LIMITED DOOR TICKETS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AT $25 CASH FROM 7pm ONWARDS. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE ONLY.


Recorded both in Singapore and Norway, August is the cruellest is a work of political noise, a punishing challenge to look inward and move forward. Poet Alfian Sa'at writes, "If you care too much about Singapore, first it'll break your spirit, and finally it will break your heart."


More than just political indignation, we go to the heart of destruction, societal and personal, where we confront the irrevocable, to find renewal and a possible new lease of life.


Lyrically, the album draws bleak comparisons with the poems of T.S. Eliot and Yan Jun; outlining the harshness of the air we breathe from our swiddening neighbours and constructing a landscape of the inevitable, based on the choices that we and our forefathers have made.


Musically, it is an abstraction of the blues in the mode of C, influenced by the power of the riff and the energy of heavy rock. The music jolts and scares through feedback and an incessant pulse, in the hopes of toppling the apathetic stance that we, for generations, have come to find comfortable and convenient.


CONCERT DETAILS

Friday 18 March

Saturday 19 March

The Substation Theatre

8pm Standing room only

7.30pm Doors open


$15 concession (students, senior citizens, unemployed)
$20 advance
$25 door (subject to availability)

Special performances by guest musicians
Visual projection by Wu Jun Han & Video work by Eric Lee

Bring CASH for:
Album Merchandise booth
Pay What You Want Beer & Water

Sample the album. Preorder the new album

Photos reproduced here, courtesy of Bjorn Vaughn.

Supported by Mackie Singapore, Pantheon Percussion, Roland, 19SixtyFive, The Substation, National Arts Council

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Mar 18 - Mar 19, 2016
[ Fri ] - [ Sat ]
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM SGT
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Venue
The Substation Theatre
Tickets
August is the cruellest - 18th CONCESSION $15.00
August is the cruellest - 18th ADVANCE $20.00
August is the cruellest - 19th CONCESSION $15.00
August is the cruellest - 19th ADVANCE $20.00

On sale until Mar 19, 2016, 12:00:00 PM

Venue Address
45 Armenian Street Singapore
Organizer
The Observatory
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