||Saturday, 1 September 2012
||8.00pm to 9.00pm.
Resident artists take over after special programming.
||Free. Minimum first drink applies.
Indie Singaporean Chinese bands ah5ive, Elyzia and Redpoll will rework, reinterpret, rehash Xinyao classics which you loved in the past; giving new leases of life to these songs with exciting fresh arrangements.
This event is part of National Heritage Board’s Night Festival. Switch is a proud partner of the festival.
Want to find out more about the special programming at Timbre @ The Substation on 25 August for Night Festival as well? Please click here.
The original Redpoll was formed in 2006, covering Mandarin songs with punk-rock elements in various local Chinese indie rock gigs. Believing in carrying an indentity and signature tone just like the Redpolls do, they started on a journey of writing their own original songs. The current 4-piece band consists of music enthusiasts wanting to share the eclectic blend of folk/pop/rock sounds to the masses. Breaking away fro the lush multi instrumental arrangements in the past, Redpoll's current musical direction has moved to a more effect driven with complex rhythmic drumming and a deconstructed form of sound. Lyrically, their songs tell of realities and complex emotions of city dwellers.
黎明的心 - Lyrics and composition by Liang Wen Fu
让全世界起舞 – Lyrics by Chen Jia Ming; Composition by Li Fei Hui
岁月列车 - Lyrics and composition by Liang Wen Fu
等着黑夜轻轻落下 - Lyrics and composition by Liang Wen Fu
Elyzia was formed in year 2008 with the intention to write and play our own original music and to bring it across the world. Elyzia writes about people, the society, and world issues. Elyzia is translated to "一粒沙'' in Chinese, which means a grain of sand as a reminder to the band that no matter how small we are, we need to believe in ourselves and fight for our destiny. Some of Elyzia’s originals like “Luna” is currently featured in the Asiasoft’s online dancing game “Audition Dance Battle Season 2” and “Beyond” was selected as the theme song of a Malaysia Online Education Documentary - “青春狂想曲"
恋之憩 - Lyrics and composition by Liang Wen Fu
一步一步來 - Lyrics and composition by Liang Wen Fu
天冷就回來 - Lyrics and composition by Liang Wen Fu
An alternative rock band who weaves in their regrets in their songwriting. Through their music, audience can feel the irony in life and hopefully rethink about their own for the better future. ah5ive has participated in Esplanade's Huayi Festival, Malaysia's Music Reunion 2010 and Hong Kong's Music Matters 2010. Two of their songs were also included in a Chinese bands compilation project “Return To Base”.
野人的夢 - Lyrics and composition by Huang Hong Mo
笨鸟的表白 - Lyrics and composition by Huang Hong Mo
如果你不曾来过 - Lyrics and composition by Huang Hong Mo
你的倒影 - Lyrics and composition by Liang Wen Fu