Last Wednesday, 16 April 2014, I went to The Cave’s EP launch event at Timbre @ Substation.
To be honest, I can’t be bothered to research about new/up and coming bands before I go check them out nowadays. It’s probably a sign of ageing and/or a I’m getting lazy thing. I now prefer to go watch a new band with no idea who they are, no expectations and see if they blow me away. You know, like, surprise me.
In any case, I made special effort to go check out The Cave because my friend signed them to his label so I thought that I’ll go show some moral support.
We arrived at Timbre @ The Substation just in time to see the band start their 1 hour set.
The first thing I asked my friend about The Cave was, “how old are they?” I must admit that I was quite shocked to find out that all of them are just 17 years old. They sounded like they were in their 20s… ok, maybe just the lead singer. Lol.
The Cave have a pretty mature and old-school rock kind of sound which I totally didn’t expect to hear from 17 year olds. It is quite a nice change for me as I know many Singapore bands/artist who do originals like to go with the punk-rock sound or a folksy sound, which is not particularly a style I favour.
Anyway, check out originals written by The Cave themselves:
Pretty cool eh?
Anyway, The Cave is a Singapore-based band comprising of Huxley Rittman (guitar, USA), Harry Darling (lead vocals, UK), Haadi Moochhala (drummer, Singapore) and Emerson Gonzalez-Park (bass, Japanese-Mexican).