Saturday, April 29, 2006
ETC: ASTROGAL (DEMO)
A transcendental moment in Singapore pop history has taken place as Etc unleashes onto the unsuspecting modern rock world, Astrogal. Apologetically classified as a 'demo' it may be but be not fooled, as it is the kind of 21st century pop that deserves as much attention as it can get...
From the sixties-inclined "doo doo doo" intro to the Sonic Youth-wacked out guitar solo - from the insistent back beat to Ben Harrison's ambivalent vocals, Astrogal is an infectious stab at the heart of mediocre, cookie-cutter 'indie-pop'. The revolution starts here.